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Iconic Shirts From Brokeback Mountain on Display in Autry’s Imagination Gallery

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 permalink

Los Angeles — 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 shirts will be displayed as part of a reinstallation of the Contemporary Westerns case in the Autry’s Imagination Gallery. Directed by Oscar winner Ang Lee, the film is adapted from the short story by Pulitzer Prize–winning author E. Annie Proulx in her Close Range: Wyoming Stories collection. The shirts are on loan from collector, producer, and sociopolitical commentator Tom Gregory.

Press Coverage

Video: ABC News Reports On Opening of Exhibit

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Video: NBC News Covers Autry's Series 'Out In The West'

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'Out West' at the Autry examines the history of homosexuals and transgender people in the Old West, David Ng, Los Angeles Times

The "Brokeback" Vote, Reconsidered, Variety

Read a description of the installation opening event

Read more details on the Autry National Center website

Download a printable pdf of the complete release

"Brokeback" Auction Winner Speaks (interview with Tom held after auction)