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Paramount Presents Secret of the Incas

 
Accession number AR.EP.LC.0639.b
Creator
Places
Machupicchu (Cuzco [Peru])
Cuzco (Peru)
Peru
Date
1954
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
lobby card

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Paramount presents Secret of the Incas
Starring Charlton Heston, Robert Young, Nicole Maurey, Thomas Mitchell
and Presenting Yma Sumac

Produced by Mel Epstein, Directed by Jerry Hopper, Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall and Sydney Bochm

"U" Certificate

Colour by Technicolor

These still are copyright. They must not be traded, resold, given away, or subleased. They should be returned to Paramount Film Service after exhibition

[See Related Content for other lobby cards in this series.]

EXHIBITION

Encountering Ancient America: Machu Picchu in Popular Culture, 1911-1965 
February-April 2018

Images of Machu Picchu proliferated during the middle of the twentieth century, in media as various as travel guides, films, art, and postcards. By the fiftieth anniversary of Bingham’s 1911 expedition, the ruin had become an icon of both the Inca and Peru.

In Secret of the Incas, Charlton Heston starred as Harry Steele, a rogue archaeologist seeking Inca treasure. The film, which draws to its dramatic climax at Machu Picchu, was the first major Hollywood film to be shot on-site in the ruin. Tourism to Peru spiked in the wake of the film, and its influence continued with Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 056.SUZ.02.PCbox.096
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.LC.0639.b
Creator
Places
Machupicchu (Cuzco [Peru])
Cuzco (Peru)
Peru
Date
1954
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
lobby card