Respected as a leading Hollywood costume historian and archivist, McQueen has held the position of consultant for Camden House Auctioneers, Inc. in Los Angeles; Christie's East, New York; Christie's London, Butterfield & Butterfield, Los Angeles/ San Francisco, Entertainment Rarities & Julien Entertainment and has been responsible for the authentication of film costumes and the estimation of their value. From 1999 - 2012, Mr. McQueen worked as an archivist with MGM/ UA in creating and maintaining a prop and costume collection of MGM films. In addition, The Collection has worked with private estates and costume houses such as Lucille Ball, Jane Withers, Edith Head, Wayne Finkleman, Julie Newmar, Debbie Reynolds, Western Costume Company, Eastern Costume Company, CRC, American Costume Co and others in researching items and their valuation.
Mr. McQueen’s private collection of film costumes is one the finest private collections of its kind and consists of costumes worn in films from 1920 to present. He has exhibited portions of his collection in association with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Fashion Institute in New York, the American Film Institute, The Fashion Institute of Design Merchandizing in Los Angeles, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Italy, the Field Museum in Chicago, The South Carolina State Museum, The National Museum of Antiquities in The Netherlands, the Bendingo Museum in Autralia, The Dallas Women’s Museum, The Oakland Museum of Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, The Skirball Center in Los Angeles, the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) in New York, The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Fashion Foundation in Tokyo Japan, The Tropenmuseum-Amsterdam and the Kulturgeschichtliches Museum in Germany.
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