In need of some old-fashioned Hollywood glamour? Join us at the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. for our collections-inspired adult trivia game, Pop Quiz, in the Kogod Courtyard.
This month’s theme is “Classic Hollywood.” We will test your knowledge on actors and actresses in our collection who were active during the Golden Age of Hollywood. For example, did you know that Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, along with forty-four celebrities from the 1920s and 1930s, were parodied in a short cartoon by Tex Avery?
The Courtyard Café will be open, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
Here is a sneak peek at the 10-point bonus question for this month’s Pop Quiz trivia:
Marilyn Monroe is best remembered for her roles in The Seven-Year Itch, Bus Stop, The Misfits, Asphalt Jungle, and All about Eve. Monroe has been ranked number six on the list of the most influential female American Screen Legends by AFI. Monroe has become immortalized as a pop culture icon.
Along with police officer James Dougherty and baseball player Joe DiMaggio, what famous American playwright was Monroe married to?
A: Arthur Miller
B: William Inge
C: Tennessee Williams
D: Sam Shepard
Pop Quiz trivia occurs once a month in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery. The next Pop Quiz is Time (Magazine) Marches On, on June 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Clark Gable / Unidentified artist / Color photolithographic poster with halftone, 1944 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Beverly Jones Cox
Marilyn Monroe / Unidentified artist / Color halftone poster, c. 1955 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution