Light & Noir: Exiles & Emigres in Hollywood, 1933-1950
Organized by the Skirball Cultural Institute in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, "Light & Noir: Exiles & ?migr?s in Hollywood, 1933-1950" highlights the history of ?migr?s in the American film industry who fled Europe as refugees of Nazi persecution and their legacy in American cinema and culture through achievements in the film noir genre and classic films such as "Casablanca" (1942), "Double Indemnity" (1944) and "Sunset Boulevard" (1950). Drawn from the collections of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, Paramount and more, rare artifacts and memorabilia from16 iconic films reveal the history of Hollywood's formative era through the lens of the ?migr? experience, demonstrating a legacy of innovation that continues to shape the industry today. Open May 16 through August 6, 2017. For more information, visit http://www.californiamuseum.org/light-noir.