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Oscars history celebrated in Frankfurt show featuring more than 150 artefacts

Published on Feb 1, 2013 11:20 AM

Alfred Hitchcock was worried that Joan Fontaine might not project enough nervousness for her role as the shy young bride in the film Rebecca (1940).

Audrey Hepburn wrote a seven-page letter to accept George Cukor's offer of the lead in My Fair Lady (1964).

Meryl Streep is the most nominated actress in the history of the Academy Awards but the woman who has won the most Oscars is costume designer Edith Head, with eight.

All these and more are found at the exhibition currently running at the German Film Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, till April 28. More than 150 artefacts - including original props, storyboards, posters, photographs, congratulatory telegrams and, of course, little golden statuettes - are on show.

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