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The Lost Art of Hollywood –  George Gibson and MGM

Talk by Gary Fry, Head of Scenic Art, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

June 5 @ 3:30 pm

Lost pieces of art from the golden age of Hollywood have been rediscovered. Six original backdrops from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film archive have been donated to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland from the American Art Directors Guild archive. These magnificent pieces were created by George Gibson, a Scot who trained in Glasgow before moving to Hollywood in the early 20th century, pioneering the new art form of painted backings for film. At MGM’s request he formed and headed for thirty years the first, and most important, inhouse Art department of any major film company. Join us for a special event, hosted by Gary Fry, to find out more about how these and other – iconic pieces of film history were created and used on the big screen, enjoyed by audiences worldwide.

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185 Bath Street
Glasgow, G2 4HU United Kingdom
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