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The Academy aquires 70,000 images from Bison Archives

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The Academy aquires 70,000 images from Bison Archives

Postby Lzcutter » March 31st, 2012, 11:36 am

The Academy has acquired (with a major assist from Cecilia DeMille and the DeMille Foundation) 70,000 production stills from historian/collector Marc Wanamaker and his Bison Archives.

The collection going to the Academy includes 8 color photos taken on the set of Touch of Evil while the groundbreaking opening shot was being filmed.

Have you seen the TCM produced Moguls and the Movies or any documentary about Hollywood and the movies in the last forty years? Then you've seen images from Wanamaker's Bison Archives.

That part of his extensive collection is now part of the Academy's Margaret Herrick collection where it can be viewed by the public (by appointment, no doubt, once it is cataloged and accessioned (and likely scanned) is great news! ... -archives/
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