The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, August 25, 2019


Michael Douglas donates personal film collection to the George Eastman Museum
It was his breakout role on the television series The Streets of San Francisco (1972–76) that put Douglas on the map.


ROCHESTER, NY.- Academy Award winner and George Eastman Award recipient Michael Douglas is donating his personal collection of 35mm and 16mm prints to the George Eastman Museum. Douglas’s collection consists of 37 film prints, including more than thirty titles that star or were produced by Douglas over the course of his career.

“When Mr. Douglas visited the museum last spring to receive the George Eastman Award, he saw firsthand the work we are doing in film preservation,” said Bruce Barnes, Ron and Donna Fielding Director, George Eastman Museum. “He expressed appreciation and understanding of the long-term care the Moving Image Department staff expertly provide for our collection and felt confident that the Eastman Museum would ensure a safe archival environment for his films. This is an exciting addition to our prestigious cinema collection, and we are deeply grateful to Mr. Douglas for this generous gift.”

With nearly fifty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas has brought to the screen some of the most memorable characters in modern Hollywood, including Gordon Gekko, the ruthless corporate raider in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He made his film debut in Cast a Giant Shadow (1966), but it was his breakout role on the television series The Streets of San Francisco (1972–76) that put Douglas on the map. He branched into producing with the Academy Award–winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and since then has proven his skill for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns. Douglas has produced or acted in more than 75 motion picture films and television series, and has more than forty industry awards to his name, including two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.

“Few actors in contemporary cinema demonstrate a clear awareness of the importance of preserving their own work for posterity,” said Paolo Cherchi Usai, Senior Curator, Moving Image Department, George Eastman Museum. “By donating his films to the museum, Michael Douglas has sent a strong message to his peers. We hope that others will follow his outstanding example.”

The donation includes 35mm prints of, among many other films, The China Syndrome (1979), Romancing the Stone (1984), Fatal Attraction (1987), War of the Roses (1989), Basic Instinct (1992), Traffic (2000), and the two films that garnered him Academy Awards for producing and acting: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which won for Best Picture, and Wall Street.

In addition to caring for the prints, the museum will also screen them in the Dryden Theatre as part of its regular film exhibition program.





Today's News

April 4, 2016

Vintage photographs by Roy DeCarava on view at Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art

National Gallery of Art launches online edition for Italian Paintings of the 13th and 14th Centuries

Exhibition at Lisson Gallery focuses on visionary Conceptual artist John Latham's spray painting practice

Survey of Stan Douglas's photographic works on view at David Zwirner in New York

Marty de Cambiaire exhibits works ranging from the 16th to the 19th century

Contemporary visual artist Ernesto Neto's major exhibition BOA on view in Kiasma Helsinki

20-strong group of activists hold "disobedient exhibition" targeting British Museum over BP links

Michael Douglas donates personal film collection to the George Eastman Museum

Italy and the U.S. present MOU on import restrictions of archaeological material to fight art trafficking

Peace and love live again as nearly 70-year-old folk singer Donovan hits the road

Sotheby's to offer a portion of the cellar of entrepreneur and collector William I. Koch

First solo exhibition in Cape Town of photographer Roger Ballen on view at Gallery MOMO

Michael Bell-Smith's first solo exhibition with Kayne Griffin Corcoran on view in Los Angeles

Exhibition of works by Débora Bolsoni opens at Galerie Jacqueline Martins in Sao Paulo

Sculptor/painter Eleanora Kupencow set to open exhibition at Anderson Contemporary Gallery

Margot Bergman, Anna Glantz, Philip Hanson, Gavin Kenyon, and Grace Weaver exhibit at Simone Subal

Solo exhibition featuring the mind bending sculptures of Yi Hwan Kwon on view at CMay Gallery

Opera Gallery celebrates presence now in 12 international cities worldwide

New works by Kwan Sheung Chi and Mariana Hahn weave a city tale of Hong Kong

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art opens exhibition with Edith Baumann

Citywide initiative Month of Photography Los Angeles kicks-off its month-long programming

Argentine jazz great 'Gato' Barbieri dies

Kerry to visit Hiroshima nuclear memorial: official

Controversial Hong Kong movie wins 'Best Film' award

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Newly restored Titian's Rape of Europa set to be reunited with accompanying works

2.- Krannert Art Museum acquires complete works of conceptual gay photographer Hal Fischer

3.- The Met's Rock & Roll exhibition reaches a milestone 500,000 visitors

4.- A new species of giant penguin has been identified from fossils

5.- Fondation Phi pour l'art contemporain exhibits works by pioneering artist Yoko Ono

6.- Comprehensive exhibition of Elfie Semotan's work on view at C/O Berlin

7.- 'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dead at 79

8.- Major exhibition explores the romantic fascination with the Scottish Highlands

9.- Meet the Ercolines, the Woodstock lovebirds whose hug made history

10.- Dallas Museum of Art re-opens European Galleries after total reinstallation



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful