Getty Gets Photo Boost: The deep-pocketed J. Paul Getty Museum may be best known for its multimillion-dollar art purchases, but it's also an increasingly popular recipient of donations. The latest boost to the museum's collections is a cache of 319 photographs, received as gifts from three Los Angeles-based collectors. Musician and songwriter Graham Nash and his wife, Susan, have donated two Pictorialist works by Edward Steichen, a rare 1904 wedding picture of the artist and his wife, and a 1930 portrait of their grandchildren. Caldecot Chubb, president of Alphaville film production company and former publisher of William Eggleston's photography, has given the museum 119 color prints by Eggleston. A group of 198 prints by 32 U.S. and Latin American photographers came from Nancy Goliger Berman, an advertising executive at Paramount Pictures, and Bruce Berman, chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures. A large sampling of the Chubb gift will be featured in the Getty exhibition "William Eggleston and the Color Tradition," scheduled to open Oct. 26.
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Get in Line: Fearing interference by scalpers, 20th Century Fox has decided not to sell any advance tickets for George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequel "Episode I: The Phantom Menace," which opens in theaters May 19. "We understand and regret that waiting in line may cause some inconvenience, but we feel scalping or auctioning off of tickets would create a greater disservice to families and fans," studio executive Tom Sherak announced on the film's Web site (http:// www.starwars.com). "We believe the best way to make tickets available, to be fair to all of you, is on a same-day, first-come, first-serve basis for the first two weeks. Our biggest fear is that if we sell tickets in advance, scalping will take place and you and your families would either not be able to get tickets or would have to pay above face value." After the initial two weeks of release, Sherak said, "Phantom Menace" tickets will be sold in advance through companies such as MovieFone.