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.


THE GIRL WHO HAD EVERYTHING

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Elizabeth Taylor strikes a pose in this classic studio still. Be sure to follow our tumblr and Facebook page all season long as we unearth holiday treasures from our vaults.

Happy Holidays!


TEA AND TURKEY TIME

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Happy Thanksgiving! We’re celebrating the holiday by cracking open our vaults and sharing some of the best studio pictures from Thanksgivings past. In this one, an anxious Judy Garland feeds one of her less-photogenic costars.

What’s more frightening to you: lions, tigers… OR turkeys?


NOTES CAN BE A TRUE TERROR

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Stanley Kubrick commissioned hundreds of drawings from legendary graphic artist Saul Bass for art used in the posters and ads for “The Shining.” In this letter, Kubrick gives his thoughts on Bass’s early round of ideas.

Los Angeles Fans: Be sure to stop by the Academy to check out our Stanley Kubrick exhibition running now through March 2013.


YOU LITTLE RASCAL

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Happy Halloween from the Academy! In this still the “Our Gang” crew strikes their favorite Halloween pose. Can you name all the members of the classic film series?


JOT THIS DOWN

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Every Thursday, the Academy picks some of our favorite shots, props and quotes from iconic movies from the ’90s.

"Shawshank Redemption" was nominated for a grand total of seven Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay…which only took director Frank Darabont eight weeks to write.


MEET MARGE GUNDERSON

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Every Thursday, the Academy picks some of our favorite shots, props and quotes from iconic movies from the ’90s.

Fun fact: Although Frances McDormand garnered both widespread fame and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her nuanced performance in “Fargo,” it took a whopping 33 minutes for her character to first appear on screen.


GAME OVER

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December 8, 2006: “Aliens” becomes the first film in the Academy’s annual Prime Tech series, and here’s actress Jenette Goldstein (“Vasquez”) with a familiar-looking opponent alongside effects coordinators John Rosengrant and Alec Gillis.


BOND GOES ROCK N ROLL

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The composer of the most James Bond scores, John Barry left a vast musical legacy. Here the film music icon works in the studio on “A View to a Kill” (1985), which found him collaborating with Duran Duran on the first Bond song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Photo Credit: The Academy


BEHIND THE SCENES OF BOND

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Here’s one of the more recent in the long line of famous 007 song performers, Chris Cornell (lead singer for the band Soundgarden), recording “You Know My Name” for Daniel Craig’s first James Bond adventure, “Casino Royale” (2006). He is only the second solo male to record a main title song for a James Bond film, following Tom Jones’s “Thunderball” in 1965.

Photo Credit: The Academy





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