The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Performing Arts Hollywood Backdrop Collection

The Hollywood Backdrop Collection is a living educational resource that connects the art and craft of Hollywood motion picture scenic art history with academic research and instruction.

Texas Performing Arts owns the most extensive educational collection of Hollywood motion picture backdrops in the world. Comprised of backings from iconic and critically acclaimed films such as The Sound of Music (20th Century Fox 1965), Ben Hur (MGM 1959), and North by Northwest (MGM 1958), the collection creates a living legacy of Hollywood’s Golden Age.