Our first port of call was the City Hall to check out the fabulous Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood exhibition. The exhibition showcased the private collection owned by Brisbane resident Nicholas Inglis who has been avidly acquiring motion picture costumes and memorabilia for close to two decades. There were costumes dating from the 1920's to the 1950's from a number of Hollywood blockbusters and worn by a number of stars including Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, Judy Garland, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Lana Turner and Barbra Streisand.
The collection was absolutely stunning and I wish I could share some pictures with you but unfortunately no photography was allowed inside the exhibition. There is however this video which will give you a peak inside the exhibit:
Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood is on at the Brisbane Museum until 24th May and entry is absolutely free!
After fawning over all the stunning costumes on display we took a tour of the clock tower, riding up to the top of the 1930's cage elevator to admire the view from the top. Here are a few snaps from the top:
By which point it was almost lunch time so we decided to head for Room with Roses for a spot of tea. Unfortunately we were very disappointed by our lunch which consisted of two sandwiches mine the Ruben and the Hubby went for the ribbon sandwiches. The corned beef in my Ruben was so tough it was almost impossible to eat and the Hubby's sandwich had a huge chunk of fat in. We wondered if the cakes would be any better so attempted to catch a waiters eye to order some but after being ignored a number of times we gave up and just went up to pay the exorbitant bill. Needless to say it wasn't the lunch experience we were looking for so I won't waste any more column inches talking about it
After lunch we headed back over to the Southbank to the Cremorne Theatre to see Everybody Loves Lucy but I will leave that for another post!