Michael Douglas: A Life in Film

 

This major exhibition highlights the life and career of Academy Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas. The exhibition is launched in conjunction with Michael Douglas' visit to Boston University to receive the Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bette Davis Foundation.

Taken from the extensive Michael Douglas collection at the Gotlieb Center, the exhibition features rare original material from Douglas' long-standing film career. The exhibition contains behind-the-scenes photographs, personal correspondence, movie props, draft scripts, awards, speech excerpts, magazines, and newspapers.

Some highlights of the exhibition include notes from Douglas' father, Academy Award-winning actor Kirk Douglas; letters from close friends Jack Lemmon, Danny DeVito, and Jack Nicholson; a prop map from Romancing the Stone; a replica of Douglas' Hollywood Walk of Fame Star; photographs of Douglas speaking at the United Nations at a Nuclear Disarmament Conference; and the envelope and card from the 1988 Academy Awards naming Douglas as the winner for Best Actor for Wall Street.

Located in the Gotlieb Memorial Gallery on the first of Mugar Memorial Library. The exhibition can be viewed during regular library hours.

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