The printmakers at Dorothy keep turning out great designs, their latest series of prints released today is certainly no exception. They’re the geniuses behind the Song and Film Maps and the Colour of Popular Music prints. This time around they’re mapping the Hollywood stars, both literally and figuratively.
The Hollywood Star Charts is a two-print series of constellation maps featuring some of the most significant films since 1927, and a few of the actors and actresses who starred in them. Both prints are based on actual night skies from significant dates in film history.
The Golden Age chart features the stars that were over Hollywood on October 6, 1927. It was that night that the The Jazz Singer was released, ushering in the age of synchronized dialogue in film. There are 61 other iconic films featured on the print, including It’s a Wonderful Life and Gone with the Wind.
The Modern Age print focuses on cinema’s post-classical era, with films like Bonnie and Clyde and Pulp Fiction. It features the night sky over New York on June 16, 1960 when Hitchcock’s Psycho premiered in the city.
Both versions include a key at the bottom of the print with a list of the actors featured on the chart, the date they were nominated or won an Academy Award and the location of their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Star Charts are available in a number of varieties on the Dorothy website, including signed and stamped limited editions.