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.

RARE JAMES DEAN STILL UNEARTHED

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James Dean received an Academy Award nomination for his role as the rough and tumble Jett, but he passed away before he was able to attend the ceremony.

Photo Credit: The Academy


VISIT SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

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Judy Garland had such a case of the giggles during a scene in which she was supposed to slap Bert Lahr (the Cowardly Lion) that director Victor Fleming took the ingénue aside and slapped her. (via Time)

Photo Credit: The Academy


IT IS JUST A FLESH WOUND

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Classic Film Poster of the Day: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

"It’s just a flesh wound." - Black Knight

Photo credit: Margaret Herrick Library


CELEBRATE FRIDAY WITH HIS GIRL FRIDAY

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Slow down! The finale draft of “His Girl Friday came in at nearly 200 pages, but is only 92 minutes long thanks to the fast talking leads Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. (via TCM)

Photo credit: The Academy


A TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE CHAPLIN

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What’s your best Charlie Chaplin face? Photo reply. We want to see it!

Photo credit: Margaret Herrick Library


GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

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Behind the scenes of “Catch Me If You Can” (2002):

Stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks with director Steven Spielberg between takes.

(Image via Margaret Herrick Library)


WE REMEMBER ERNEST BORGNINE AND GRACE KELLY

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Two Hollywood icons share a laugh as the late Ernest Borgnine appears with presenter Grace Kelly and his Best Actor Oscar (for “Marty”) backstage at the 28th Academy Awards.

(Image via Margaret Herrick Library)


THE ART OF THE KLUMP

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As Sherman Klump, Eddie Murphy (with a little Oscar-winning help from makeup artists Rick Baker and David LeRoy Anderson) became one of the most unlikely romantic comedy heroes of all time in the comedy classic “The Nutty Professor,” returning to the big screen this Saturday night at Oscars Outdoors.

(Image via Margaret Herrick Library)


STAGECOACH BEHIND THE SCENES

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Behind the scenes: “Stagecoach” (1939)

Legendary six-time Oscar winner John Ford broke new ground with the classic “Stagecoach,” which is often considered the template for the modern western. Here crew members prepare the title vehicle behind the scenes during production of the film, which returns this Friday to Oscars Outdoors (tix available).


JOHN WAYNE AND JOHN FORD

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John Ford’s first sound western, “Stagecoach,” was also his first chance to offer a leading role to his friend John Wayne, who had started out with bit parts in Ford’s films and would go on to appear in 14 of his films afterwards. Here they both appear during production of the 1939 classic, which rides again Friday night at Oscars Outdoors. (tix available)

(Image via Margaret Herrick Library)