Where Hollywood Classics Come To Life

A sneak preview ahead of the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.

Please click on the images for a better look at classic movie memorabilia.

IMAGE: The only surviving full-size scale model cast of the shark from the original mold used in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws.
All photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters


IMAGE: Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers from Victor Fleming’s 1939 hit The Wizard of Oz starring the incomparable Judy Garland.


IMAGE: The backdrop painting of Mount Rushmore used in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest.


IMAGE: An animatronic T-800 Terminator head from Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Think it resembles Arnold-you-know-who?


IMAGE: C-3PO and R2-D2 from the Star Wars universe which George Lucas created 44 years ago.


IMAGE: Original merchandise from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which released in 1937, 84 years ago.


IMAGE: Ladies and Gentlemen, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, another Spielberg classic.


IMAGE: A creature headpiece from Ridley Scott’s Alien.


IMAGE: Models from Wes Anderson’s qurky Fantastic Mr. Fox.


IMAGE: And from the movie consistently acknowledged by critics as the greatest film ever made — The only surviving Rosebud sled from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane.


Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com


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