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Dr. Pratapaditya Pal's Indian Art “Auditions” in Hollywood article

Indian Art “Auditions” in Hollywood
Hollywood Donors to the Los Angeles County Museum

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Dr. Pratapaditya Pal's article Indian Art “Auditions” in Hollywood chronicles his experience with several illustrious Hollywood personalities, who eventually become generous and important donors to the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) where Dr. Pal served as Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art,  and occasionally as Director. This on-line only exhibition serves as a visual record of some of the donations of four of the most generous of these Hollywood donors: Phil Berg, Michael Phillips, Michael Douglas and James Coburn.

(click on the name or the thumbnails below to go to the individual page with further images for each donor)

Phil Berg: Phil Berg (1902–1983) was a pioneering Hollywood agent, who was been credited with creating the Hollywood "package deal".

Michael Phillips: a highly successful producer, with many great films to his credit, including The Sting, Taxi Driver and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Michael Douglas is a great film star and producer who has risen to the top of Hollywood in both roles.

James Coburn (1928–2002) was featured in more than 70 films, largely in action roles, and made 100 television appearances during his 45-year career.

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