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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Iconic shirts From Brokeback Mountain on display at the Autry’s Imagination Gallery

Two intertwined shirts worn by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in the film Brokeback Mountain will be on display at The Autry National Center. The shirts represent the struggle between heritage and acceptance in gay cowboy culture. The display started July 28, 2009.

Autry National Center writes:
The Autry National Center is proud to announce the installation of the two intertwined shirts worn by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in the Focus Features 2005 groundbreaking film Brokeback Mountain, also starring Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway. The iconic shirts are at the center of the Contemporary Westerns case in order to highlight Brokeback Mountain’s significance in keeping the Western genre alive and thriving in the new millennium, and also to spotlight the LGBT community’s struggle for safety and inclusion in the rural, Western communities from where many originate yet often feel forced to abandon. READ MORE

The Autry is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles; (323) 667-2000.

H/T: Advocate

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