Sneak peek: The California Museum unveils its 2017 Hall of Fame exhibit

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A teenage Steven Spielberg used this Bolex H16 Reflect 16mm camera to shoot some of his earliest motion pictures. The camera, along with dog tags worn by Tom Hanks in the director's movie "Saving Private Ryan," are among the artifacts featured at the California Museum's newest California Hall of Fame exhibit.

The California Museum’s 11th California Hall of Fame exhibit opens Dec. 6, featuring personal artifacts from the newest group of inductees, which includes filmmaker Steven Spielberg, two-time Super Bowl winner Jim Plunkett and the late Lucille Ball. The honorees (or, in the case of posthumous honorees, their families) will be awarded the Spirit of California medal by Gov. Jerry Brown and first lady Anne Gust Brown during a private ceremony at the California Museum on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., preceded by a red carpet entrance at 6 p.m., which the public is welcome to attend or watch live on the museum's Facebook page. (The ceremony can be viewed live via webcast on the museum's website.)

Here is a sneak peek at the items on display, from Plunkett’s Heisman trophy to San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas’ Grammy Award. For more information, read Sactown's recent story on the inductees and visit

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