Movie on Lincoln assassination has second life in D.C. crime museum





Hollywood producer Webster Stone entered the world of museum exhibition creation with the adrenaline rush he brings to his movies.

"We wanted to break it down just like a movie. There's the conspiracy. There's the attacks. There's the arrests," said Stone, standing by the product of his venture into static exhibitions. He quickly sails to a display case. "Here's the exact replica of the .44-caliber derringer Booth used. There's even the pineapple emblem on the side," said Stone, the producer of "The Negotiator" and "Gone in 60 Seconds."

Not a detail went unresearched for Stone's new movie, "The Conspirator," an action look at the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. How Hollywood treated those events is now part of a museum attraction. The National Museum of Crime and Punishment recently opened a small show about the movie and one of the story's most fascinating characters, Mary Surratt....


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