Lights, camera, action: Hollywood’s first ever film museum opens its doors

The first ever museum dedicated to the history of Hollywood films has opened in Los Angeles, US.

Oscar winner and board trustee Tom Hanks likened the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to “the world’s largest magic lantern”. Hanks led the fundraising for the €334 million project, along with fellow actor Annette Bening and Walt Disney Executive Chairman Robert Iger.

First announced in 2011, the museum has been beset with pandemic-induced delays since its conception. It officially opened to the public on September 30th 2021, granting visitors access to some of Hollywood’s most iconic props, costumes and memorabilia.

These include the ruby slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, the sled from ‘Citizen Kane’

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