Paramount's Movie Milestones: A Centennial Celebration
Presented in honor of Paramount Pictures’ Centennial Celebration, the Academy was pleased to offer an exhibition highlighting some of the iconic films and filmmakers from the studio’s first 100 years.
Culled from collections at the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library, the exhibition explored Paramount's early history with correspondence from Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky's budget for "The Squaw Man" (1914) and materials relating to Paramount's stars, including Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino.
The exhibition also included a gallery of posters featuring Paramount's 12 Best Picture winners, story sketches for Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" (1956) and sketches for designs by Paramount's style maven and costume designer Edith Head. Dozens of behind-the-scenes production stills from throughout the studio's history offered insights into some of the screen's most acclaimed films, including "Sunset Blvd.," "The Godfather," "Chinatown," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Reds" and "There Will Be Blood."
- January 6, 2012 - February 5, 2012
- The Academy Grand Lobby Gallery