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Gallery offers visitors Hollywood makeover

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Media captionThe BBC's Nassim Hatam reports on the Glamour of the Gods exhibition

The National Portrait Gallery in London is offering visitors a night of movie star glamour to tie in with a current exhibition of vintage Hollywood photos.

Late Shift Extra: Glamour Factory on 7 October will offer a makeover and the chance to pose in a black and white photography studio.

They can also leave their handprints in a specially constructed 'Walk of Fame'.

Advance booking for the Glamour of the Gods exhibition is essential, with tickets required for some activities.

Other events planned for the evening include talks on gender, clothes and beauty.

Swing music and cabaret at a specially created cocktail lounge will also be provided.

There will also be a screening of Top Hat, the 1935 hit starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

The exhibition, which celebrates some of the most recognisable faces from Hollywood's Golden Age, runs until 23 October.

Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh and Marilyn Monroe are among many stars featured in the display, drawn from photographs from the John Kobal Foundation.

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