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Behind the real magic of Hollywood’s Golden Age

By Marissa Kessenich

Co-authored by Karen Maness and Richard Isackes, lecturer and professor in The University of Texas’s Department of Theatre & Dance, The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop (Regan Arts) offers an unprecedented look at the breathtaking hand-painted backdrops of old Hollywood films like Cleopatra (1917), The Wizard of Oz (1939), and The Sound of Music (1965). Read more

Holidays Made Easy: Gift Memberships to the Harry Ransom Center

By Christine Lee

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” —Henry Miller

Members have the chance to explore the world through the eyes of renowned artists, literary figures, and cultural icons at the Ransom Center. Share your love of the arts and humanities by giving a gift membership. Starting at just $59, membership offers a year of exclusive benefits.

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