Beverly Hills Academy Awards Exhibition: The More The Merrier Exhibit Opens January 23rd

The More The Merrier Exhibit:  Posters From The Ten Best Picture Nominees (1936-1943)

January 23 – April 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills at the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

8949 Wilshire Blvd.

FREE ADMISSION

The Academy Awards are returning to their past practice of nominating 10 films for the Best Picture Award this year.  This has brought to mind the great films nominated for awards during the early years.  From 1936 to 1943 there were 80 nominated films, which are all featured in this exhibit.  Poster art and advertising material (including lobby and window cards) will be on display for such films as Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Romeo and Juliet(1936), A Star is Born (1940),Citizen Kane (1941), The Pride of the Yankees (1942) and The More the Merrier (1943). Posters on display will be from the collection of Academy member, Mike Kaplan, and the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library.

The exhibition opens January 23 in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery; it is free and open to the public. Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and weekends, noon – 6:00 pm. For additional program information, please call (310) 247-3600 or visit online, The More the Merrier, at www.oscars.org.

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