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FILM historian Tony Hillman will be talking about the film industry during an exhibition of show business memorabilia, on Sunday August 3rd.

The Darlington-based film historian will be at Celebrity Movie Treasures which runs until October 19, at Kirkleatham Museum, near Redcar.

His first talk, on films made in the North East from the 1930s to the present day, takes place from 2pm to 3.30pm at the Redcar & Cleveland Council event and is included in the ticket price.

Olwyn Peters, the council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, said: “Tony has an extensive collection of memorabilia himself and a great deal of knowledge to share.”

Celebrity Movie Treasures is the second paid-for exhibition in the museum’s history costing £2 for adults and £1 for children but under-fives go free.    

Items linked to the likes of pop stars Rhianna and Michael Jackson as well as movie stars John Travolta and Elizabeth Taylor are on display.

The exhibits are believed to have been used as props in many familiar videos, films and television programmes, or were once owned by the stars themselves.      

The museum is open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday, but last admission into the exhibition is 4pm.

The grounds and the rest of the museum, including the award winning Saxon Princess permanent exhibition, will remain free.

For more information visit www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk and search for Celebrity Movie Treasures or call the museum on 01642 479500.

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