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STAR-STUDDED PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENS TUESDAY; PHOTO LAB & ACADEMY CALL ATTENTION TO PHOTOGRAPHER'S EFFORTS TO PRESERVE HOLLYWOOD HISTORY

 ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- John Wayne can be spotted at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills starting next Tuesday. At least his likeness can be, along with still photos of Charles Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, the Marx Brothers, James Dean and other Hollywood legends.
 "Artifice and Illusion: Photographs from the Gift of Sid & Diana Avery" features 100 striking works drawn from the thousands donated to the academy by Sid & Diana Avery from their personal collection, and also from The Hollywood Photographers Archive founded by Sid Avery.
 Photomation Photo Lab President Matt Hesketh has helped Avery copy and print some of the photos he's collected, preserved and published over the years. "Sid has been photographing celebrities since the '40s," says Hesketh. "In the early '80s, he pioneered an effort to preserve and make available these outstanding photos for everyone's enjoyment. We're excited to see the academy recognize his efforts through this exhibit."
 "These original vintage prints include portraits and fashion pictures," says Avery, "as well as candid shots of the stars at home, on the town, or on the set. The work of many wonderful Hollywood photographers is represented in this exhibit. It's a great record of the film industry."
 Avery credits the board of The Hollywood Photographers Archive for its support in his gathering of the collection and Photomation Photo Lab for printing some of the photos as well as donating the framing and matting for this new exhibit.
 "Artifice and Illusion ... " is free and open to the public Feb. 2 through April 25 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends noon to 6 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, call the academy at 310-247-3000, ext. 148.
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 /CONTACT: Matt Hesketh, president of Photomation, 714-821-3200/


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