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These massive paintings by unheralded movie studio artists, which provided magical settings during Hollywood's Golden Age, are finding a new life.

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They're just paint and canvas, but in Hollywood's Golden Age, painted backdrops played a vital role in the magic of movies, creating cities, sunsets, or anything else a director could imagine.

Art professor Karen Maness appreciates every brushstroke. "The backdrop is part of extending the world of the set," she said. "Often times it was just seen outside windows. But sometimes it even included the entire world of a set on a sound stage and creating that environment.

Read more on CBS:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rescuing-scenic-backdrops-from-hollywoods-golden-age/?ftag=CNM-00-10aag7e

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