International Printing Museum Is a Hollywood Star

The antique machines in the International Printing Museum in Carson, California rival the Smithsonian collection, as film researchers know when they re-create the sets for movies that include authentic printing presses. Some of the museum "stars" have appeared in Tom Cruise's "The Last Samurai"; a wooden press was used in the "Gilmore Girls"TV show; another press in the James Stewart/John Wayne movie, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"; yet another in Will Smith's "Seven Pounds"; the Jobber Press was featured in "The Waltons"; and a proofing press was used in Leonardo DiCaprio's "Inception".

The credits just keep rolling across the pages that these presses could produce, as you'll see during a visit to the International Printing Museum. With an outreach program that includes several mobile exhibits that travel around California, Nevada and Arizona, and an on-staff actor who re-creates history as he brings the print process to life, the museum provides one of the most engaging experiences, and an incredible show that delights and amazes all ages. In the world of stars, it's a five star experience (out of a maximum of five stars!) Read more...>

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