Bob Mackie: Naked Illusion: 
A Legendary Evening with Bob Mackie, Carol Burnett, RuPaul Charles, Cher & Friends

Monday, May 13, 2024
7:30 pm World Premiere Screening, Conversation to Follow
Directors Guild of America
7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

The Paley Center for Media is pleased to present the world premiere of the documentary, Bob Mackie: Naked Illusion. This special premiere event will include a screening of the highly anticipated documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Matthew Miele and will be followed by a once-in-a-lifetime conversation with Bob Mackie and some of his closest friends and collaborators including icons Carol Burnett, RuPaul Charles, and Cher

For Paley Patron Circle+ Members Only: A Champagne Reception and Toast with Bob Mackie before the World Premiere! Join at that level today to enjoy this exclusive benefit.

Bob Mackie is an icon for the ages. The visionary costume and fashion designer, nine-time Emmy Award–winner, Tony Award–winner, Television Academy Hall of Fame and Met Gala–honoree, and three-time Academy Award–nominated design genius continues to impact every facet of media. The Paley Center is delighted to present the world premiere of the new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Matthew Miele—Bob Mackie: Naked Illusion. Featuring stellar contributions from Mr. Mackie's creative collaborators including Carol Burnett, Cher, Mitzi Gaynor, RuPaul Charles, Bernadette Peters, Pink, and Miley Cyrus, as well as fashion icons Tom Ford, Zac Posen, and more, the inspired and inspiring film traces Mr. Mackie's life on and off screen and illuminates the global impact of his artistry on television, film, Broadway and concert stages, and within fashion and popular culture.

This PaleyLive event will support The Paley Center for Media's educational programs and the ongoing preservation of the Paley Archive, to ensure that Paley’s vital mission lives on during this crucial time in media history for this and future generations to come.

In Person:

Bob Mackie

and in alphabetical order

Carol Burnett

RuPaul Charles


Joe McFate, Design Director, Bob Mackie

Matthew Miele, Director & Executive Producer

Moderator:  Dave Karger, Host, Turner Classic Movies; Author, 50 Oscar Nights


Events and participants are subject to change. 


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DGA Theater One (Main Theater): Sold Out
Closed Circuit (DGA Theater Two): $20; Free for Paley Members

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