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Hollywood—The American Myth Machine

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

Hollywood—The American Myth Machine

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The Smithsonian has been farsighted in acquiring artifacts from America’s modern myth machine: Hollywood. View some prime specimens—from the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz to the costumes for the robotic sidekicks in Star Wars.


December 13, 2015