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Lowell candle company shines in Hollywood

Ymittos’s beeswax candles have an authenticity that movie set designers love

With Oscar buzz starting to build, the spotlight is shining brightly on Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed historical drama “Lincoln.”

One element of that film’s authentic ­period look was produced in a faded-brick building by Ymittos Candle Manufacturing Co. of Lowell, a century-old chandler that has lit up 23 films, from “Pirates of the Caribbean” to the upcoming “The Lone Ranger.”

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