Behind the Scenes: Installing "Stanley Kubrick"

October 24, 2012
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In anticipation of the opening of Stanley Kubrick on November 1, we thought we’d give you a behind-the-scenes look at installing the exhibition. The first retrospective of the legendary filmmaker in the United States, this exhibition brings together hundreds of objects that document Kubrick’s uncompromising vision and his groundbreaking films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Shining, Lolita, and many more.

Reserve your tickets now. Want to see Stanley Kubrick before anyone else? Join LACMA today (members get free tickets and preview days: October 28–30) or buy a ticket to LACMA Muse's Stanley Kubrick–themed Costume Ball—partygoers get a sneak peek.

Reproduction Korova Milk Bar Mannequin, A Clockwork Orange, c. 2003, Replica: Cornelius Korff Breymann, Mutterschied, Wigs: Katy McClintock, Frankfurt am Main, Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA
A member of the LACMA conservation team readies a mannequin for display. Reproduction Korova Milk Bar Mannequin, A Clockwork Orange, c. 2003, Replica: Cornelius Korff Breymann, Mutterschied, Wigs: Katy McClintock, Frankfurt am Main, Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA
Helmet of the astronaut Bowman, Original, c. 1967, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dennis Gilliam Collection, Riverside, California; Eyemo Camera with Case, The Kubrick Estate, photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA
1967 Spacesuit Costume, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Avie Hern Collection, Los Angeles, photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA
A member of LACMA's conservation team examines Stanley Kubrick's Eyemo camera with case, The Kubrick Estate, photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA
War Room Model, scale 1:20 Reproduction: Workshop Jörg Kallmeyer, Frankfurt am Main, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, c. 2003, Deutsches Filmmuseum, photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA
War Room Model (detail), scale 1:20 Reproduction: Workshop Jörg Kallmeyer, Frankfurt am Main, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, c. 2003, Deutsches Filmmuseum, photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA
War Room Model (detail), scale 1:20 Reproduction: Workshop Jörg Kallmeyer, Frankfurt am Main, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, c. 2003, Deutsches Filmmuseum, photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA

Photos by Yosi Pozeilov, Senior Photographer, Conservation Center