From the Margaret Herrick Library's generations of Hollywood landmarks to the cinematic preservations of the Academy Film Archive, we proudly present an ongoing spotlight on the rare and exclusive content preserved by the Academy.
Join us for a look at the greatest movie moments as you've never seen them before with treasures to be found nowhere else.

JOHN WAYNE IN STAGECOACH

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Iowa-born John Wayne became an all-American movie idol with well over 200 films to his credit, but the one that put him on the map was the classic western “Stagecoach.” Thirty years later, he finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for another western favorite, “True Grit.”

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POSTERS FOR STAGECOACH

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Straight from the Margaret Herrick Library poster collection, here are both the American and Polish versions of the 1939 hit “Stagecoach,” screening at Oscars Outdoors Friday night.

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JAWS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

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Director Steven Spielberg poses with a shark on the set of “Jaws” (1975), whose memorable July 4th attack creates a mission for shark hunters Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss.

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DORIS DAY STRIKES SPARKS

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Doris Day didn’t just strike sparks with her costars here she gets in the Fourth of July spirit in a big way!

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BETTE DAVIS ON THE BEACH

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Some stars can’t wait for the fireworks to start, as Bette Davis demonstrates on the beach with plenty of holiday spirit.

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JOAN CRAWFORD EXPLODES

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A very young Joan Crawford turned out to be an explosive talent on the screen — literally in this case, as the up-and-coming star gets creative for America’s birthday.

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THE LATE ANDY GRIFFITH

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Behind the scenes with Andy Griffith:

Patricia Neal and Andy Griffith (sitting) taking a break on the set of “A Face in the Crowd” (1957) with director Elia Kazan (standing in front of camera) and crew.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEN RUSSELL

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In honor of his birthday, here’s the late director Ken Russell on the set of the “Champagne” number from his 1975 film “Tommy.” His T-shirt is a tribute to his leading lady seen here, Ann-Margret, who earned a Best Actress nomination for her performance.

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THE GODFATHER PART II COSTUME DESIGN

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When he took on the role of the young Vito Corleone in “The Godfather Part II,” Robert De Niro enhanced his rise to power with this classic suit envisioned by Oscar-nominated costume designer Theodora Van Runkle.

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BONNIE AND CLYDE COSTUME DESIGN

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One of the most influential outfits in movie history was worn by Faye Dunaway in the classic “Bonnie and Clyde” (which turns 45 this year), and here’s how designer Theodora Van Runkle originally created it on the page before a single stitch was sewn.

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