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The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media

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465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 786-1000
http://www.paleycenter.org/
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The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1975 with a vision to explore and promote discussion about television, radio, and other emerging forms of media.

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Local from Alhambra, California, USA

I really like this museum so much! They always have the most fun and relevant shows around and not to extensive where your feet hurt and your mind wanders, but just enough for your modern slightly add young adult! Currently on display are the costumes from the American Horror series which includes Lady Gaga's outfits aaaand swarovski encrusted glovesssss!!!!!! Thanks again Paley for adding a bit of art and education to my wkend!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Great museum in the heart of Beverly Hills that showcases rotational movie and film memorabilia. We recently visited and the wardrobe from the American Horror Story series was on display of which many of Lady Gaga outfits were included. Definitely a must see if in the Beverly Hills area exploring.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

They are currently running the American horror story exhibit, worth checking out. Tickets are free and so is parking at their underground garage. Definitely worth checking out, a great no cost activity

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Awesome place to swing by on a free day. Admission is free, there's 2 hr parking right across the street and there's quite a few things to check out. They also have an archive that you can check out to see all full show episodes.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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Such a great space. There's a theatre where they show free screening on the weekends in addition to their exhibits. The current exhibit is "Styles of Scare" costumes and props of the last six season of American Horror Story (AHS) if you love the show and Fashion you're going to love this exhibit - going on now til July 30th

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Orange County, CA

The Paley Center for Media has a few exhibits throughout the year. Admission for members is free but they ask for a suggested donation from patrons when they come through. You can choose to donate or not but membership has its advantages. I recently visited to check out the Artistry of Outlander exhibit that is currently on display through August. It features the costumes from the second season of Outlander. Terry Dresbach is the costume designer and her work is just amazing. She also happens to be Executive Producer Ron D. Moore's wife and it's her love of Outlander that was the catalyst for it becoming a TV show. The costumes are very detailed and breathtaking up close. They even displayed costumes with some of the accessories. Every costume is made from scratch with thousands of hours of hard work. She tried to get the costumes as close to 18th Century authenticity as she could, considering you just can't buy this stuff in a store; there is no choice but to create it. The exhibit is wonderful for fans of the show or fans of fashion and textiles. Parking below the Paley Center for Media is free, entrance is off of Santa Monica. Beware of parking lots that overcharge.

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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

The Paley Center for Media isn't terribly busy, and there is free parking here for people visiting the Paley Center. Yes, there is parking available across the street as well, but that might fill up fast because it's public parking, versus the Paley Center parking which is only for patrons of the center. There were two small exhibits when we visited--one for the Doritos Superbowl commercials and one for Al Hirschfeld. They have a small theater which will play various TV shows/movies/documentaries, etc. throughout the day, and they also have a library that the public can use to view or listen to TV programs or radio shows. The center goes off of donations, so you can pay what you want when you visit.

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Sunnyvale, California, USA
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I didn't know about the center until we stumbled upon it as we were walking around the Rodeo Drive area on my latest trip back to LA. My guy read the sign and his ears perked up when he saw that they had a Lost exhibit with costumes from the TV series. It didn't open until 2pm, so we walked around the area for a bit, went back to feed the meter (there's plenty of street parking around the area), then we walked in. The Lost exhibit was free; there's a price for tickets to go up to the main exhibit upstairs. We paid to see the WB exhibit and it was worth it. It was cool seeing costumes and sets from some of my favorite shows. There were a few older ones too that I wasn't familiar with. There are a couple of sets where they invite you to sit down to take photos. The ticket price also gave us access to the archives for an hour to view shows and clips from PaleyFest.

If you have time while you're visiting the area and you're into TV shows, this is a great place to come and spend some time.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

The WB Television Outside the Box exhibit showcases props and costumes from popular WB-produced shows, such as "Smallville," "Seinfeld," "The Big Bang Theory," "Fringe," "Supernatural," "Friends," and many more. It is also a place to go if you appreciate television history. The Paley Center is best known for its PaleyFest, a television festival that features screenings and Q&As with producers and cast members of your favorite shows.

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Local from City of Industry, California, USA

I've been going for years, needless to say I'm one of the regulars, so they recognize me.

It's about $50 to be a member if you are a student, $75 if you aren't. But membership does come with perks! It's free for you to visit the museum in LA and NYC at anytime and use the stuff they have there. There are tons of archived footages and shows. You could literally spend hours in the place if you wanted to. You also get priority for PaleyFest as well as for any of the events they have at the center. You don't have to be a member to get into these events, but they definitely give priority, even with the line situation before the events which is a recent development.

I usually opt for the Center events, because the venue is much smaller than during PaleyFest - where they use another location instead of the theater inside. It's a place where you can see and meet the creators and cast of your favorite tv shows. I've been to events for How I Met Your Mother, Castle, House, Big Bang Theory, Fringe, a Dawson's Creek reunion, Mad Men, Community, Criminal Minds, and SO MANY more, too many to name.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Cool little museum in the heart of Beverly Hills. I have a friend who works there. But the really cool think is their annual PaleyFest that takes place in March (http://www.paleycenter.org/paleyfest2012-lineup). I got to see Jimmy Falon and it was really cool to be there for that interview and look at his career etc. I also attended the American Idol session as well which was really interesting. I highly recommend!

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Local from Diamond Bar, California, USA
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Came here for a How I Met Your Mother presentation - the creators came! :D I loveee this show. I had so many questions of course I'd have to limit it.

PARKING:
Lots. They have paid lots and valet in the front of the theater. There is also free parking after 6pm on the street two blocks away at City Hall. I walked from City Hall because I had a friend's wedding the same day.

AMBIANCE:
When you enter, it's really pretty. Glass windows all around and TVs inside. We mainly stayed in the lobby and clips of How I Met Your Mother was on.

MEDIA ROOM:
The room was upstairs and a great size - small. It fit at least 100 people. It was a good size room and you could see the speakers really well.

I got to ask my question and i was great. The Paley Center is a great place to hold events. I've been to Paleyfest (at the Saban/Wilshire Theater) and I would like to be a member. It's actually a decent price - $50 (student), $70 (adult).

Overall, great.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Check out the balcony on the second floor - it's my dads name on it

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