Smithsonian Receives Donation of Warner Bros. Artifacts at American History Museum (photos)
In a special donation ceremony on March 8, Warner Bros. chairman Barry Meyer presented the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History's director John Gray with 30 Hollywood movie artifacts. Several of these were on display during the ceremony at the museum's Warner Bros. Theater, including the Batman mask from the 1997 movie "Batman and Robin," worn by George Clooney, a suit worn by Paul Newman in "The Helen Morgan Story" and a golden ticket from "Charley and the Chocolate Factory." Also, a large selection of puppets was on hand from Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride." After the ceremony, the museum kicked off its three-day 2013 Classic Film Festival made possible by Warner Bros., featuring several films of Bette Davis in recognition of Women's History Month.