It’s an almost forgotten part of cinema history. One of Hollywood’s first blockbusters, the 1923 classic “The Ten Commandments,” was shot on the Central Coast. But, after the filming, the massive set was left behind in the Guadalupe-Nipomo sand dunes, to be swallowed by the dunes for decades. A key artifact, the giant head of a sphinx, was recently recovered and will go on public display for the first time this weekend.
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It’s a story which started a long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away. Well, okay, it wasn’t that long ago. It was 1996. And, it actually wasn’t a galaxy that far away. It was Sherman Oaks. But, the story did start with Star Wars. Two brothers, Jason and Aaron Labowitz, were collectors of sci-fi action figures and toys, the kind of things inspired by movies. Aaron Labowitz says the result is “Entertainment Earth," a company which sells sci-fi and pop culture collectables.