The CheckIn: Movie Magic At The Academy Museum, Cash For Flight Cancelations, And More

The CheckIn: Movie Magic At The Academy Museum, Cash For Flight Cancelations, And More
Academy Motion Picture Museum, Saban Building Josh White, JWPictures/©Academy Museum Foundation © Josh White, JWPictures/©Academy Museum Foundation Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Saban Building Josh White, JWPictures/©Academy Museum Foundation

Welcome to The Check-In, our weekend travel feature.

The Motion Picture Academy Museum offers a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood

You never know what's going to happen at the Academy Motion Picture Museum.

It could be the prosthetics Marlon Brando wore to transform into Don Corleone in The Godfather , the wig Robin Williams wore as a lady. The last surviving shark mushroom from Doubtfire or Jaws . These movies are among thousands of pieces of Hollywood history on display at the Academy Museum, which is set to open in 2021.

The shark print used in the filming of Jaws © Provided by The Week USA. Prints of the shark used in the filming of Jaws

Todd Wawrychuk / © Academy Museum Foundation

All seven floors of the Los Angeles Museum showcase every aspect of cinema, including special events and exhibition space, conservation studios, Shirley Temple Education Studios, Fanny's Restaurant, a gift shop, and two theaters: the 966-seat David Geffen Theater. stage with a 60-piece orchestra and the more intimate 277-seat Ted Mann Theater.

The main exhibition of the museum, Film Stories, is spread over several floors. Featured films and directors screen and gallery now showing The Art of Cinema: The Godfather and The Inspiration of a Director: Agn├ęs Varda. Visitors learn more from great actors and directors; On the walls of one room are descriptions of various behind-the-scenes roles and tools, such as make-up kits, typewriters and sketchbooks.

An old film makeup set used by William Tuttle © Provided by The Week USA An old makeup kit used by William Tuttle

Joshua White, JWPictures/© Museum Academy Foundation

Throughout the museum, there's a strong focus on lighting – depending on what's on, the rooms look cool and bright or warm and dim – as well as the more unsavory aspects of the industry. In addition to certain artefacts displaying racist or anti-Semitic imagery or depictions, there are posters explaining the place of these objects in history and the context behind them; The animation section contains 12 examples of racist cartoons, noting, among other things, that it's "just a small part of the extensive and detailed catalog of racist stereotypes you'll find in every major American animation studio in the United States." Last century ".."

Since this is the Academy Motion Picture Museum, there are screens showing movie scenes and montages, which help connect the artifacts to the movie. There is also a section dedicated to the history of the Oscars, where there are statues of the Oscars hanging on the walls over the years, the dresses worn by the stars at the event, and videos of the winners receiving their awards. For an additional fee, diners can have their own Oscar moment during an immersive Oscar experience: Enter a room with a stage in the Dolby Theater, hear your name called, and hold a real Oscar (and a heavy one, too). 8 pounds). All this was recorded in a few minutes and the video was sent via e-mail.

Halle Berry's 2002 Oscars Dress © The Week USA Halle Berry's 2002 Oscars Dress Submitted by

Catherine Garcia/Sunday

The museum is a lively space with regular displays, signing sessions and gatherings: R2D2 was in the halls on May 4 meeting visitors. Discover iconic pieces from cinematic history and remember what it was like to see these objects on the big screen. The exhibition is really about what it takes to make a small part of the film; To create a suit, you start with a sketch and go through dozens of additional steps before you get the final product. You can't be inspired - that's the magic of cinema.

Ruby sandals were used in the shooting © Provided by The Week. USA Ruby sandals used in filming

Josh White, JWPictures/© The Museum Academy Foundation

Know before you travel: The Academy Museum has a timed entry system and reservations must be made online in advance (admission is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis). A general admission ticket gives visitors access to the gallery; Special tickets are required for the screening and the Oscars experience. Parking is available at LACMA in the Pritzker lot next to the Academy Museum. If you're hungry, you can sit down at Fanny's, which also has a more relaxed cafe.

The proposed federal rules would compensate passengers for flight delays and cancellations

Rules proposed by the Biden administration on Monday could make flight delays less painful.

According to this, airlines must provide passengers with cash and assistance if they are responsible for a cancellation or delay of three hours or more: this includes free rebooking of the flight, reimbursement of the ticket price and hotel room coverage. transportation and food. "Additionally, travelers in distress are eligible to pay with cash, miles or traveler's checks," reports The New York Times . The proposed rules would specify "controllable cancellations and delays" to ensure airlines don't find loopholes to avoid paying passengers.

"I know how disappointed many of you are with the service you've received from American Airlines," President Biden said after announcing the proposal. "Your time matters. The impact on your life matters." While Alaska Airlines and JetBlue currently offer travel credits or discounts to customers during the layoff, no major U.S. carrier offers cash travel credits for delayed flights, The Times notes.

Screens showing several flight cancellations at the airport © Provided by The Week USA Screens at an airport show some canceled flights

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Honey, curry and coffee flights begin

Champagne flights are great, but what if you buy your sparkling wine with a curry or maybe a coffee? As hotel restaurants, bars and cafes look for new menu items to tempt guests, more and more are turning to flights that give diners a taste of local ingredients.

At Tenuta di Murlo in Umbria, Italy, guests are shown around the extensive grounds by the head gardener and enjoy a flight of honey after a glimpse of the beekeeper's work. The three types of honey on offer - millefiori, acacia and linden - are all produced on the property. For something delicious, head to Gili Lankfanfushi Maldives, where chefs blend flavors from around the world for 10 different curry flights.

At Vida Spa at Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa in Trancoso, Brazil, guests can pamper themselves with juices specially made from local fruits and herbs. Staff talk with each customer about their concerns, such as stress or lack of sleep, and juice blends are specially formulated to address those concerns. For another personal experience, head to Nayara Springs in Costa Rica's Arenal National Park. The baristas at Mi Cafecito Espresso Bar get an idea of ​​what each customer wants from a cup of Costa Rican coffee, then adjust flights based on their desire for light, medium or dark roast, try or compare coffee beans from different heights. . All the seeds are roasted on the spot and are therefore juicier than fresh.

Mi Cafecito espresso bars © The Week US Espresso bar provided by Mi Cafecito

Due to the kindness of Mata Air Nayara

Plan accordingly: Upcoming events to add to your calendar

Dance like everyone else in the Techno Parade that rolls through the streets of Paris. This celebration of free electronic music culture will take place on September 24, and revelers will be joined by dozens of floats representing EDM collectives, labels or promoters. The Techno Parade was started in 1998 by former Culture Secretary Jack Lang and has grown into an event that attracts around 350,000 people.

Participant of the Techno Parade in Paris © Provided by US Techno Parade Week Participants in Paris

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