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Smithsonian Exhibit: Warner Brothers Treasures

posted by Nell Minow

I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today and I especially enjoyed seeing some wonderful items from the Warner Brothers archive, including costumes and props from the movie Roger Ebert says appears on more top 10 lists than any other film: “Casablanca.”  I also loved seeing Lauren Bacall’s beautiful, form-fitting suit from “The Big Sleep.”  But I got a special kick out of seeing Jack Warner’s phone book, here open to the D page with hand-written entries that include Bette Davis, Cecil DeMille, Walt Disney, and Salvador Dali!

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