Summer Nights: Jazz at the Bowl traces the history of jazz performance at the Hollywood Bowl from the earliest days of the swing era through today, as jazz - and all its tributaries - is globally embraced and recognized as an original, and originally American, art form.
In 2014 the Hollywood Bowl Museum celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first Bowl show. On display were vintage photographs, newspaper clippings, and live video footage of both the 1964 show and 1965 shows. This exhibit was on display from 2014 until 2016.
Without even looking at the dates, it is easy to place these Hollywood Bowl program covers in their corresponding decade. From the Art Deco designs of the mid-1920s through the expressionist style of the mid-1930s, the modern futurist aesthetic of the mid-1950s and beyond, these programs provide a visual history with the power to transport you back to a magical night in any decade spent under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl.