Harryhausen at AMPAS

A display of the models of Ray Harryhausen will be hosted through August 22 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, CA. The display has been mounted with the cooperation of Harryhausen and has resulted in a showing of models, storyboards, notes, drawings, and photographes. Admission is free to “The Fantastical Worlds of Ray Harryhausen.”

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