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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Gears up for December Opening

May Company Building on Wilshire
Sphere Building

Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:27 pm

By Carole Dixon

While everyone’s mind in Hollywood was on the Oscar celebration and vegan cuisine this past weekend, down on the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire, the beloved landmark May Company department store building will be ready for a close-up later this year.

Academy Museum co-chair Tom Hanks announced during the ABC Oscar broadcast last Sunday night that the 26 million-pound concrete structure would be opening Dec. 14 of this year. The Academy also stated it just passed the 95 percent mark in it’s pre-opening fundraising efforts, thanks in part to the Saban family donation of $50 million; along with leadership gifts from Barbara Streisand, East West Bank, Steve Tisch, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bob Iger and Willow Bay among many contributions totaling
$368 million.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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