Musée de la Cinémathèque

Paris, France

Musée de la Cinémathèque

The Musée de la Cinémathèque, formerly known as Musée du Cinéma – Henri Langlois, is a museum of cinema history located in the Cinémathèque française, 51 rue de Bercy in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. It presents the living history of moving pictures and pre-cinema, from their origins to the present day and in all countries, with collections of more than 5,000 movie-related objects including cameras, movie scripts and sets, photographic stills, costumes worn by actors like Rudolph Valentino and Marilyn Monroe, and showed several early movies from the important collection of the Cinémathèque.

The museum was created as "Musée du Cinéma – Henri Langlois" in 1972 by Henri Langlois (1914-1977), a cinema enthusiast who also founded the Cinémathèque Française. The museum was located in Paris in the Palais de Chaillot, 1 place du Trocadéro.

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