Barry Barsamian, born and raised in the San Franciso Bay Area, is a film/TV historian and Hollywood costume collector. Barry possesses a degree in Media Communications, is a Screen Actors Guild member, a NATAS member and is also a singer.
In 2010, Barry brought his collection of Hollywood Legends memorabilia collection to San Francisco by way of an exhibition honoring Hollywood’s most classic stars – from Clark Gable to Bette Davis, Lana Turner, Natalie Wood, Judy Garland and Lucille – with 200 wardrobe items on display.
In 2011, Barry was hired as Director of Marketing for Lori’s Diner International Inc., where he unveiled Elizabeth Taylor’s 1950s gown as well as Lucille Ball’s gown in honor of what would have been her 100th birthday.
By June 2012 he was named Curator of the San Francisco History Museum.
In addition to his collection, Barry co-hosted and co-produced BACKSTAGE! with Barry & Kathy, a weekly cable TV show in San Francisco with guests such as Patty Duke, Jane Russell and Harry Denton. He was the Senior Editor of a bi-monthly philanthropy-based magazined, GeneroCity, and worked as the Photo Editor of the Nob Hill Gazette. Barry also served as Public Relations Manager of Embarcadero Center in San Francisco and as a TV Producer for KTVU.