Up From the Vault:
85 Years of Treasures from the Warner Bros. Photo Lab

Casablanca

165 photographs – some famous, many extremely rare or literally unseen – grace the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery in this exhibition showcasing the remarkable archive amassed over the past 85 years by Warner Bros. Studios.

A broad range of photography is included, from glamour portraits to set reference stills, from ad art and publicity photos to behind-the-scenes shots and scene stills. New prints of images taken in black-and-white and color, and in nearly every photographic format, from early 4x5” negatives to the latest high-resolution digital photos, are on view.

“Up From the Vault” features images from classic and recent films such as “Little Caesar,” “Sergeant York,” “The Maltese Falcon,” “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Casablanca,” “Mildred Pierce,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “A Star is Born,” “Rebel without a Cause,” “The Searchers,” “Gypsy,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “The Exorcist,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “All the President’s Men,” “The Matrix,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Million Dollar Baby” and “Batman Begins.”

The Warner Bros. Photo Lab originated in the early days of the studio, circa 1930, and remains the longest continuously operating studio photography department. Its purpose was, and still is, to process the unit photographers’ still images into proofs and prints for publicity and advertising. Staffed by printmakers, archivists and digital designers, the Warner Bros. Photo Lab works with millions of original negatives, photographic prints and digital images created during the making of Warner Bros. films and television.

The exhibition is organized by the Academy in association with guest curators Greg Dyro and Leith Adams.

Portrait of Errol Flynn and artwork from “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “Casablanca,” “Dames,” “East of Eden,” “Here Comes the Navy,” “Mildred Pierce,” “The Petrified Forest,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Sergeant Rutledge,” “Sergeant York” and “The Winning Team” used courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
“Casablanca” ™ & © Turner Entertainment Co. (s10)
“Arsenic and Old Lace,” “Dames,” “East of Eden,” “Here Comes the Navy,” “Mildred Pierce,” “The Petrified Forest,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Sergeant Rutledge,” “Sergeant York” and “The Winning Team”
™ & © Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. (s10)

Exhibition Information

When
September 16 through December 22, 2010
Where
The Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery

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