December 6, 2010

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Up From The Vault:
85 Years of Treasures From The Warner Bros. Photo Lab

The images below are just a few of the movie titles that are on view. Click the images for more information to the exhibition.

“165 photographs-some famous, many extremely rare or literally unseen by the public-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 4×5″ negatives to the latest high-resolution digital photos, are on view.”

“The Warner Bros. Photo Lab originated in the early days the studio, circa 1930, and remains the longest continuously operating studio photography department. Its purpose was, and still is, to process the unit photographer’s 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 programs.”

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