Americana: Hollywood and the American Way of Life

From May 10, 2011 through September 18, 2011 in Special Exhibition Galleries


"Junior Miss" (1947)

The Americana of Hollywood as depicted in motion picture publicity stills -- though often viewed through rose -colored glasses -- evoke Norman Rockwell’s illustrations of America to such an extent that they might appear as photographs from an old family album. Americana: Hollywood And The American Way Of Life features 150 images from the vast collection of publicity stills conserved at George Eastman House, from films such as On the Town, It’s a Wonderful Life, Father’s Little Dividend, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and Junior Miss. Together they create a montage of familiar faces and scenes that reflect the unacknowledged importance of life’s swiftly passing moments. This exhibition is a companion exhibition to Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera.

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