The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, better known as LACMA, ran a Stanley Kubrick retrospective exhibit from November 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. While the exhibit is long since closed, here we’ll take a look through some of the items that were on display.
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Numerous posters from Kubrick’s filmography.
One of his old director’s chairs.
Some “2001: A Space Odyssey” items, starting with a film slate.
Some concepts for the ape costumes for the “Dawn of Man” sequence.
Some props from the film, including silverware and a watch.
A model of the running wheel from the film.
A model of the room from the end of the film.
The star child.
One of the ultra wide angle lenses used on the film.
Some items from “The Shining.”
The typewriter from the film. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
The twins’ dresses.
A knife from the film.
A model of the hedge maze.
The final shot.
Some items from “A Clockwork Orange.”
A Japanese press brochure.
Some press clippings of the ensuing controversy the film stirred up.
Some “Full Metal Jacket” items.
The “Born to Kill” helmet.
A slate for Kubrick’s final film, “Eyes Wide Shut.”
Some masks from the orgy scene.
Some “Barry Lyndon” items.
Some costumes from the film.
Some “Dr. Strangelove” items, starting with some posters for the film.
A model of the war room.
A costume from “Sparticus.”
Some concept art from Stanley Kubrick’s version of “A.I.” The film would famously go on to be made by Steven Spielberg after Kubrick’s passing.
Some items from Kubrick’s “Napoleon” film, which was never made. Here is a script page.
A bookshelf full of research materials.
Some notes for the film.
An assortment of lenses used by Kubrick were also on display.
Last, but not least, Kubrick’s chess board. The director was famously fond of the game.
While the exhibit is no longer on display, LACMA is an excellent museum and regularly has interesting things to see. We highly recommend a visit if you find yourself in the Los Angeles area.