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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Based on the incredible life of White House Butler Eugene Allen, Lee Daniels' The Butler offers a portrait of an extraordinary man who served eight presidents. To help the set designers recreate the White House across multiple presidencies, the White House Historical Association provided images for set decoration and assisted with research inquiries. 

About the Process

Explore the gallery above to view some of the artwork used on set and stills from the film. Learn more about process of creating the White House on set from the film's Set Decorator, Diane Lederman's article "Sets and Locations: The White House Recreated" published in The White House and the Movies (# 39)

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