During Our Mural Restoration Project in the Heart of Hollywood We Saw Some Cool Stuff!

Located in the area of the Hollywood Bowl, is the 1988 mural that was painted as a memorial to the successful research that controls AIDS, entitled “Blue Moon Trilogy,” that we restored for the city of Los Angeles this last month. Obviously, it’s in the middle of Hollywood and only a few blocks away from the epicenter of “Old Hollywood” along Hollywood Blvd. and Vine and the Chinese Theater, once designated as the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. In fact during the time we were working there, there were a couple of red carpet openings for new movies where they shut down the streets and bring out the lights and the crowds. Although we didn’t participate, it was fun to see. Here’s a picture of the Chinese theater in it a day and what it looks like today.

On the other side of the same parking lot we were using during our project, was an old ranch style building that turned out to be the very first movie studio in Hollywood and the famous Director Cecil B DeMille had his office in this building. If you’re curious look him up on wiki but he was very famous for the movies Cleopatra (1963) and The 10 Commandments (1956)!

The 1st Movie Studio in Hollywood

During a pause in our work on the mural, I wandered over to the historical museum and had a chat with the curator. As you can imagine, he had lots and lots of stories to tell. When he was pulled away for a meeting, I wandered through the exhibition areas and enjoyed looking at the collectibles in the collection of items that are so familiar to everyone who has seen these movies.

Scott Haskins with Cecil B. Demille’s Creations

The Samson and Deliah poster reminded me of an very large original work of art by illustrator Norman Rockwell that Anthony Christensen, a friend and client of ours, proudly shows in his gallery at Fine Art and Antiques in Salt Lake City.

Also, invitated to help with the Hollywood blockbuster, The Ten Commandments, was another illustrator, Arnold Friberg whose original work we have also seen at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories. This is one of many sketches produced by Arnold Friberg during his collaboration with DeMille and Academy-Award-Winning costume designer Edith Head. This sketched scene is for “Joseph Interpreting the Dream of Pharoah” also at Anthony Christensen Fine Art and Antiques in SLC, Utah.

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About Scott M. Haskins

Scott Haskins has been in professional art conservation since 1975, specializing in the conservation/restoration of easel paintings, murals and art on paper. FACL, Inc. is known nationally for doing A+ work no matter the size or difficulty of the project. We are happy to do a quick cleaning on a family heirloom. Our client list and resume is also full of very satisfied clients of large, difficult/complicated projects at remote locations. Excellent services are also available as an Expert Witness/Legal Testimony in art related matters. Consultation on art related projects occur regularly including extensive insurance evaluations for insured or insurer. Services are offered worldwide. Scott M. Haskins is also author of the "Save Your Stuff" series, educational information, materials and supplies to help people protect and save their treasured family heirlooms and collectibles at home and office. He can be reached at 805 564 3438. Video and written testimonials at https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/testimonials/
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