For this year's Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expanded the list of best picture nominees from five to 10 films. But this had been done before- for eight consecutive years from 1936-1943, the Academy also had named 10 films for the top award. The diverse movie art of the 80 films from that period is now on display in a free showcase. It features classic and rare posters for movies including Casablanca, Citizen Kane, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Wizard of Oz.
The free exhibition The More the Merrier: Posters from the Ten Best Picture Nominees, 1936–1943 runs through April 25 in the Grand Lobby Gallery of the Academy's headquarters in Beverly Hills.
Mike Kaplan will host two gallery talks about the exhibit- on Saturday, April 24th at 2:00 PM and Sunday, April 25th at noon.
Mike Kaplan, producer, award-winning poster art director, and Academy member who curated the exhibition, largely from his collection