News Release — January 17, 2002
Treasures Film Series Features Gems from the Golden Age of Cinema
The LBJ Library and Museum and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center present "Treasures From Hollywood," a film series featuring classics on display in the exhibition From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind: Treasures From the Ransom Center. The series premieres on Wednesday, January 23, 2002, with A Streetcar Named Desire, the role that made Marlon Brando a legend. The extended schedule features Sunset Boulevard on February 13, North by Northwest on March 13, and culminates with Gone With The Wind on April 24. The LBJ Library and Museum opens at 6 p.m. to allow visitors to view the exhibition, which features Tennessee Williams' first two screenplays for A Streetcar Named Desire; Gloria Swanson's personal copy of the Sunset Boulevard script; movie stills and production notes from North by Northwest; and a myriad of treasures from Gone With The Wind, including Scarlett's blue velvet peignoir and videos of a number of screen tests. Ransom Center film curator Steve Wilson will offer a short introduction before each film. Admission is free.
"From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind: Treasures from the Ransom Center" is an exhibition of approximately 175 objects from The University of Texas' Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. The objects selected for the exhibition cover the sweep of time from the Middle Ages to the present day and represent all genres housed at the Center—manuscripts, photographs, art, film, and ephemera. The exhibition gives a broad view of the depth of the Ransom Center's collection. This is the first time in the Center's history that all these treasures have been publicly displayed together. The exhibition is free and open the public daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through April 30, 2002. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is located at 2313 Red River Street, one block west of I-35 on The University of Texas campus.