Film fans, in the days following the Academy Awards, often seek out the movies that won the gold, man-shaped statues, or at least the movies they missed seeing when the films first debuted in theaters.
But we here in Southern California can go beyond the screen and deeper into the winning film. Costumes and props typically go on display, somewhere, around Oscar time, meaning you can both see the movie at the cinema and eye, up-close, the material objects that gave the film its look, feel, and general vibe.
The vibe is high at the Hollywood Museum, in the Historic Max Factor Building, where numerous props and costumes, including several from the Oscar-nominated and -winning films, are now on view.
Including the miniature model from Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," a film that won four Oscars at the Sunday, Feb. 22 awards, including the Oscar for Production Design. Adam Stockhausen was the film's Production Designer.
Many kudos have gone to the pink-hued, dollhouse-delightful world of the whimsical hotel depicted, a depiction further enhanced by the model seen on screen.
Also on view in the Celebration of Entertainment Awards exhibit? The Dodge Challenger driven by Jake Gyllenhaal's character in "Nightcrawler," a "Big Eyes" frock (worn by Amy Adams), and "hundreds of authentic costumes, props, and memorabilia from nominated films and TV shows."
The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 26.
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As for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" model? It measures nine-by-14-feet, which is likely larger than any dollhouse you might have owned as a child (or currently own now). As for its signature hue? It is a tad softer in person. Few iconic movie buildings have been as pink or as easy to visit without boarding an airplane.