Obscure movie prop you wished you owned
Other than the ruby slippers or the sled "Rosebud"--which are the two most 0bvious (and there were multiple copies made of each)--which would you most want to own personally?
I would love to own one of the "Summer Rain" perfume bottles from "The Women," with the glass figure holding the glass umbrella on the top.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 387||Last Wednesday at 1:55 PM|
The Sarah Siddens award from All About Eve.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 1||07/14/2021|
Clint Walker's used underwear, like from "Night of the Grizzly".
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 2||07/14/2021|
I want that tapestry covered couch in Six Degrees of Separation.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 3||07/14/2021|
I would LOVE to own that $6,000 dress from Working Girl even tho it's not even LEATHA!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 4||07/14/2021|
Rosebud is hardly obscure. It's one of the most famous movie props in history.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 5||07/14/2021|
I don't even have to think about it.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 6||07/14/2021|
I'll take the The Maltese Falcon.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 7||07/14/2021|
R6- That DOLL looks not like a young Baby Jane Hudson but a young NELLIE OLESON.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 8||07/14/2021|
I want the mask from Silence of the Lambs
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 9||07/14/2021|
[quote] I want the mask from Silence of the Lambs
Barney sold it to Mason Verger!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 10||07/14/2021|
I want the UNDERWEAR Michael Douglas had HALF on when he was FUCKING Glen Close at the kitchen sink in Fatal Attraction.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 11||07/14/2021|
I want the box from Hellraiser
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 13||07/14/2021|
Right now I could use that flying ball from Phantasm
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 14||07/14/2021|
And I want the shoes yes but what I REALLY WANT is the hourglass from TWOO.
and the ice pick from Basic Instinct.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 15||07/14/2021|
I'll take the prosthetic Mark Wahlberg wore in Boogie Nights.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 16||07/14/2021|
r11 That wasn't Michael Douglas, it was a butt double.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 18||07/14/2021|
David Bowie's codpiece from Labyrinth. Those plastic wood grain chairs from Raising Arizona.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 20||07/14/2021|
The crucifix from the Exorcist
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 21||07/14/2021|
I want the litter used to carry Cleopatra when she entered the Roman Forum.
Like Elizabeth Taylor, I too like to make a grand entrance.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 22||07/14/2021|
The rotating space station model from 2001
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 23||07/14/2021|
The Omega Hedron from Supergirl
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 24||07/14/2021|
The Maltese Falcon and the Fur coat Mary Astor wore in the movie!!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 25||07/14/2021|
Ingrid Bergman's brooch in "Gaslight", which mysteriously disappears and reappears.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 26||07/14/2021|
Joan Crawford's boots from Johnny Guitar and the axe she used in Straight-Jacket.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 27||07/14/2021|
Roberta Sparrow’s book on Time Travel from Donnie Darko. Also the photo from the Shining that shows Jack Nicholson at an earlier July 4th party at The Overlook.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 28||07/14/2021|
The painting from "LAURA" and the Ugly clock where Clifton Webb hid the shotgun(and the shotgun too) Of course the "ANKLE BRACLET" Barbara Stanwyck wore in "DOUBLE INDEMITY" Joseph Cotten from Gaslight
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 30||07/14/2021|
Shelley's championship medal from the New York Women's Swimming Association. "The Poseidon Adventure".
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 31||07/14/2021|
A bottle of Jungle Red nail polish.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 32||07/14/2021|
[quote] A bottle of Jungle Red nail polish.
I prefer a Red Weirdo!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 33||07/14/2021|
The painting from the end of An Unmarried Woman.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 34||07/14/2021|
R34- Erica's ex husband was FAR more attractive than that dumpy bearded BRIT.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 35||07/14/2021|
Rebecca de Winter's address book with the enormous sloping "R" on it.
If they hadn't incinerated the only negligée with the "R" Mrs. Danvers embroidered on it at the film's end, I would have wanted that.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 36||07/14/2021|
r35, if you really think Michael Moriarty is more attractive than Alan Bates, you need your vision checked.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 37||07/14/2021|
The copy of Marc Chagall's painting of a goat playing a violin gifted to William (Hugh Grant) by actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) in "Notting Hill."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 38||07/14/2021|
R37- The actor's name is Michael Murphy.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 39||07/14/2021|
Proto-Yuppie hot vs. Boho artist hot
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 40||07/14/2021|
Yuri's balalaika from Doctor Zhivago.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 41||07/14/2021|
Neely's boob-outlining necklace from Valley of the Dolls. Barring that, Michael Brandon's underwear from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 42||07/14/2021|
The vial containing the elixir of life and the fabergé egg container and case from Death Becomes Her.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 43||07/14/2021|
The can of Bon Ami from Mommie Dearest.
The doll AND the bracelet.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 45||07/14/2021|
[quote] Yuri's balalaika from Doctor Zhivago.
Would you accept it if it were a gift?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 46||07/14/2021|
Whoops, I meant Michael Blodgett. This guy.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 47||07/14/2021|
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of replica photos of Nicholson's photo at the end of the Shining on Ebay and other places for very cheap.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 48||07/14/2021|
I would love the brown suede Xanadu jacket Michael Beck wears at the opening of the club.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 49||07/14/2021|
I see what you did there, R46!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 50||07/14/2021|
The little purse thing that had the map to Witch Mountain hidden in the cover from Escape to Witch Mountain.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 51||07/14/2021|
At one point in HUMORESQUE (1946) there are big posters outside the music hall promoting the concert of “Paul Boray.” He looks really dramatic with his violin.
I always thought it would be funny to have one of those, framed. Music people would be like, “Who’s THAT?”
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 52||07/14/2021|
Timmy’s (Elio’s) backpack from CMBYN, not a replica, but the real one, with summer Tuscany boy sweat smell and all.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 53||07/14/2021|
Little Edie’s horoscope book. Libra men never leave.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 54||07/14/2021|
Well from Donnie Darko I want the big silver metallic lettered “Sparkle Motion” banner that you know Kitty Farmer sewed on her Singer Sewing machine from material she bought at Joann Fabrics and Rose Darko conveniently “lost” at the airport on the way to LA so they wouldn’t have it for Star Search.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 55||07/14/2021|
James Bond’s Aston Martin from Goldfinger.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 56||07/14/2021|
Good one, R56. on that note, I want the part Jaguar, part Hurst in Harold and Maude.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 57||07/14/2021|
This wallpaper from Carole.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 58||07/14/2021|
Scarletts red dress she wore to Ashleys birthday party.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 59||07/14/2021|
The Wedgwood teapot from ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 60||07/14/2021|
The Vaseline from Making Love.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 61||07/14/2021|
From “Pillow Talk” - the player piano that Doris Day had made up especially for Rock/ Brad that plays a hokey honky tonk version of his seduction song “YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION, ——!!”
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 62||07/14/2021|
The floor piano from FAO Schwarz featured in Big
And I don’t care OP, I want the ruby slippers and your little dog too!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 63||07/14/2021|
Grace Kelly’s vanity case full of frothy lingerie from Rear Window
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 64||07/14/2021|
The dildo from Footlight Parade.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 65||07/14/2021|
I really want the two Vultures in the Haunted forest from the Wizard of Oz. They had to be like the first animatronics in existence.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 66||07/14/2021|
The painting of the Red Shoes used in the movie on display in Lermontov’s office.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 67||07/14/2021|
Guy Madison's Navy Winter Blues uniform from the film "Since You Went Away." The photo of him in that uniform always make me smile, and drool.
Anthony Hopkins' fur and leather capelet from the film "The Lion in Winter." He's wearing it upon his arrival at Chinon Castle.
Not obscure, but the yellow Rolls-Royce from the film "The Yellow Rolls-Royce." If you're going to own a RR, you may as well let 'em see you arrive in style.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 69||07/14/2021|
Gene Kelly’s loafers from “ An American in Paris “
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 70||07/15/2021|
I, too, would love to have the hourglass from Oz. I imagine it got sold during the MGM prop sale in the early 70s. Imagine it just sitting somewhere in someone's house.
Speaking of MGM, I would like to have the full-size time machine from the 1960 movie with Rod Taylor.
Also, a DeLorean from BttF.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 71||07/15/2021|
The Gene Raymond marionette head from I am Suzanne. If that seems oddly specific, it is because the marionette bodies of Gene Raymond and Lilian Harvey have survived, but both are missing the heads.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 72||07/15/2021|
The cute little Pazuzu relic from the beginning of The Exorcist.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 73||07/15/2021|
Prop-noun-a portable object other than furniture or costumes used on the set of a play or movie.
The marble bust of Hadrian that Tom used to bludgeon Freddie.
My first pick was the scarf from Bergdorf's that PSH wore in "Truman", but that's costume.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 74||07/15/2021|
The map and the doubloon from “The Goonies.”
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 75||07/15/2021|
Halle Berry’s eight inch tall, stone zippo lighter from the Flintstones movie
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 76||07/15/2021|
The rocking penis sculpture from Clockwork Orange
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 77||07/15/2021|
Apparently no one wants Minny's pie from "The Help."
Or the Baby Ruth from "Caddyshack."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 79||07/15/2021|
Norma Desmond's cigarette holder from Sunset Boulevard.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 80||07/15/2021|
Gonna be That Guy and point out that most of these aren't even remotely "obscure."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 81||07/15/2021|
The Zuni Hunter Puppet that terrorized Karen Black in Trilogy of Terror
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 82||07/15/2021|
Gotta have this DRESS for Halloween!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 83||07/15/2021|
Not a movie but the only obscure prop(s) I've ever wanted were the big cut-out TV's Frank and Dr. Forrester from the MST3K Hour syndicated run.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 85||07/15/2021|
Miriam's glasses and Guy's lighter from Strangers on a Train.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 86||07/15/2021|
The framed picture of a bird from Marion Crane's hotel room in Psycho
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 87||07/15/2021|
Sting's leather jock (Speedo?) from DUNE.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 88||07/15/2021|
The cash from "Brewster's Millions," then I can buy all the shit props you people want, mark them up and sell them on.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 89||07/15/2021|
R88- In NEVER found him or his music to be appealing.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 90||07/15/2021|
The poster advertising “Aged in Wood”, from All. About Eve.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 91||07/15/2021|
The little boy’s squirt gun from Charade. Also the envelope with all the stamps from the same movie. The little boy lived not far from me as an adult but I didn’t know it until he’d moved. I wonder if he has it?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 92||07/15/2021|
The doll from Wait Until Dark, complete with heroin stuffed inside.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 93||07/15/2021|
I want the hat too (it’s really sharp), but that’s a costume, not a prop
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 94||07/15/2021|
I realize it isn't obscure, but would really like the ring from the Lord of the Rings movies.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 95||07/15/2021|
Props are harder for me to come up with than costumes or set pieces.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 97||07/15/2021|
I’m sure they sell them, R95
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 98||07/15/2021|
Owner of Oz Hourglass - In the United States, the wizard of Oz collecting is Willard Carroll, a movie writer/director/producer who lives in Maine and is turning his thousands of collectibles into the National Oz Museum. Carroll owns the Wicked Witch’s hourglass from the 1939 movie. He paid $80,000 for it a couple decades ago, outbidding a rather famous Oz devotee — Michael Jackson.
Swanson's cigarette holder is in Box 322.4 of the Gloria Swanson Collection at the University of Texas.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 99||07/15/2021|
I've always wanted the hot dog Toto steals off the fork from the Professor.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 100||07/15/2021|
R98, those aren't the real props from the movie though so that holds no appeal.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 101||07/15/2021|
I'm showing my geek here but I think only 8 or 9 rings were made and used in the movies; then Elijah Wood and Sean Astin got 2 (maybe Ian McKellen got one) and the rest were destroyed.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 102||07/15/2021|
Sonny Corleone's garbage can lid from one of the greatest kick-ass scenes in film history.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 104||07/15/2021|
The macramé Lulu uses to strangle Mink Stole in "Polyester."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 105||07/15/2021|
R105 I'd almost want to say the Smell-o-vision cards from that movie, though I doubt any of them still have any scent to them!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 107||07/15/2021|
r106, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the wire hanger from that film. Too famous/iconic?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 108||07/15/2021|
I'm not sure if these really count as props or costumes but:
The emerald ring Uncle Charlie gives to his niece Charlie Newton in "Shadow of a Doubt"
The gold necklace Carlotta Valdez and Madeline Elstir wear that gives away Judy Miller's identity in "Vertigo"
Marnie Edgar's yonic yellow clutch purse from the opening shot of "Marnie"
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 109||07/15/2021|
Raquel Welch's strap-on from MYRA BRECKINRIDGE.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 110||07/15/2021|
R108 Doh! We missed the obvious.
We assumed little Christina had her first abortion with it, perhaps.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 111||07/15/2021|
R109 what color is yonic yellow?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 112||07/15/2021|
Terri Gionofrio's necklace with the little antique filigreed ball for holding tannis root in "Rosemary's Baby"
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 113||07/15/2021|
Freddie's striped sport coat from "A Room with a View".
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 115||07/15/2021|
Jennifer Jason Leigh's stiletto heel that she put out Steven Weber's eye with in "Single White Female."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 116||07/15/2021|
- Rod Taylor’s miniature time machine from the classic film.
- Yul Brynner’s pharaonic blue war crown from “The Ten Commandments.” (I actually saw this available at some online movie memorabilia auction.)
BTW, the prop portraits seen in both “Laura” and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” weren’t paintings, but enlarged, touched-up photographs. Further, the portrait of Rex Harrison was later altered to resemble Edward Mulhare, who played the same character on the TV show.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 117||07/15/2021|
Those lush, gigantic paintings of Christiane Kubrick’s in “Eyes Wide Shut”.
You can actually buy them, so maybe this answer doesn’t count.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 118||07/15/2021|
Some of these are available to be seen on display for free at a video store, Movie Madness, in Portland, OR.
the owner was a huge collector of movie props and costumes, and when he retired he sold the business to a non-profit organization that still rents DVDs and Blu-Rays (it's probably the last in Portland) but also keeps the props on display. You can see there:
*Rod Taylor's miniature time machine
*Miriam's broken glasses from "Strangers on a Train"
*the presentation copy of the Maltese Falcon statuette Warner Brothers gave Humphrey Bogart
*one of the balsa wood copies of "Rosebud:" they used in "Citizen Kane"
In addition, they also have:
*the baby carriage from "The Unotuchables"
*the carved piece of soap (really plastic) that says "Fight Club" from the poster for that movie
*knives from "Scream" and the shower sequence from "Psycho"
*the severed ear from "Blue Velvet"
Plus costumes worn by: Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson in "Mary Queen of Scots" (they are both enormously tall women), Ginger Rogers in "The Major and the Minor," Frank Morgan in "The Wizard of Oz," Madonna in "Evita" (she is a tiny woman), Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music" (ditto), Jodie Foster in "Panic Room," Mike Myers in "Austin Powers," Diane Keaton and Talia Shire from "The Godfather Part II," etc.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 119||07/15/2021|
I want the Baby Ruth from "Caddyshack"!!!!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 120||07/15/2021|
I was going to post that yesterday, r109, but I looked at it again and thought...meh.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 121||07/15/2021|
Any/All of Anne Baxter's jewelry from The Ten Commandments. Over the top fabulous, all of it.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 122||07/15/2021|
I do own an obscure movie prop. I have this wicker tray that Robert Redford and Jennifer Lopez used to bring meals to bedridden Morgan Freeman in "An Unfinished Life". Miramax had an auction.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 123||07/15/2021|
Nothing compared to Joan's I Saw What You Did necklace, r122...
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 124||07/15/2021|
[quote]R117 BTW, the prop portraits seen in both “Laura” and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” weren’t paintings, but enlarged, touched-up photographs.
Yes. We don’t need no g-damn prop department… we can make our own!
(Or just bring a high resolution jpeg to one of those places that will transfer an image to canvas. They’ll even add brushstrokes and varnish for extra.)
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 125||07/15/2021|
Incidentally, the clothes in LAURA were by the innovative designer Bonnie Cashin. The original designs she created for Coach handbags are still in production today.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 126||07/15/2021|
Bonnie Cashin is a truly iconic American designer.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 127||07/15/2021|
^^ Yes! This is the sort of forward thinking stuff she did:
[quote] The wearer is ready for day or evening in this elegant ensemble. As rustic, tactile, and colorful as Cashin's favored mohair is, this outfit works chiefly in terms of silhouette. The profusion of skirt materials can be pulled up and even stuffed into pockets ("retroussée dans les poches") to create a look reminiscent of late eighteen-century fashion. The Cashin silhouette, however, is more simply achieved with an unusual skirt fastener. She called this favorite device her "dog leash" in recognition of that simple hardware. The effect is to winch up the cloth and make the mohair more layered and luxurious by a profoundly simple hitch. A suede bodice, a surprising element for evening, provides a luxurious contrast as well.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 128||07/15/2021|
I want the rifle that opens into an umbrella from “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 129||07/15/2021|
Castle Howard from "Brideshead Revisited" (think big!)
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 130||07/15/2021|
I want the 'Parfum' print and the mirrored vanity from SATC (Series). I think Whitney Cummings got the vanity, the bitch. LOL
R73 I want that thing too
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 131||07/15/2021|
r71 has got it. This is the ultimate movie prop...
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 132||07/15/2021|
The red wagon from Radio Flyer.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 133||07/15/2021|
The de Lempika knockoff portrait of La Bacall from "The Fan" It got slashed, but surely there must be more than 1.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 134||07/15/2021|
I'd like that lovely four poster bed from The Exorcist. (You can keep the crucifix, thanks.)
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 135||07/15/2021|
There must have been some lovely crystal decanters from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf lying around somewhere that would be nice to have.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 136||07/15/2021|
The Orgasmatron from Sleeper.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 138||07/15/2021|
Carroll Baker was offered the crib from BABY DOLL when filming wrapped, but she thought it was too bulky to transport and keep. (The production designer suggested she use it as a planter.)
I wonder where it is today.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 139||07/15/2021|
The Unica key from Notorious.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 140||07/15/2021|
The framed signed pic with the same signature as the movie title: To Wong Foo, thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 142||07/15/2021|
Rose Klebb's shoe knife from From Moscow With Love.
So many cuntbones, so little time.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 143||07/15/2021|
My apologies. Of course, it's From Russia With Love.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 144||07/15/2021|
The leg stretcher devices used on Ethan Hawke to make him as tall as Jude Law in Gatteca.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 145||07/15/2021|
The earrings from Madame De...
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 146||07/15/2021|
After posting R145 I started thinking about the weird shit worn by Rosanna Arquette in Cronenberg’s Crash and came up with this website of his movie props that are all very interesting and disturbing.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 147||07/15/2021|
The bucket and rope from Carrie
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 148||07/15/2021|
Agent Starling's good bag ... alright, gimme the cheap shoes, too.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 149||07/15/2021|
The French toast from "Ordinary People." --Beth Jarrett, scrambling it in the garbage disposal, after my ungrateful son Conrad says he's not hungry.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 151||07/15/2021|
[QUOTE]R143 Rose Klebb's shoe knife from From Russia With Love. So many cuntbones, so little time.
How dare you not include a clip?!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 152||07/15/2021|
Watts’s drumsticks from Some Kind of Wonderful.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 153||07/15/2021|
The chess board and pieces from Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal would be cool
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 154||07/15/2021|
[quote]R117: - Rod Taylor’s miniature time machine from the classic film.
[quote]R119: Some of these are available to be seen on display for free at a video store, Movie Madness, in Portland, OR.
Alas, R119, not the miniature Time Machine, since the original was kept, together with its ornate box, by George Pal at his home in Bel Air. It perished in the 1961 Bel Air fire, which took out the entire neighborhood. A shame, since it's probably the single film prop I would have most coveted. If Movie Madness has one on display, it's a replica.
In place of it, I might accept in exchange one of the Martian War Machine models used in 𝐖𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝𝐬 (1953), if any of them survive. Or perhaps 'Robby the Robot' from 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐭 (1956).
(I choose these since we're talking 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑚 props; my most coveted objects would be from television, like an old-style laser pistol from the first few episodes of 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐤.)
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 155||07/15/2021|
Hutch’s dog-eared copy of ALL OF THEM WITCHES
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 157||07/15/2021|
One of Kong's armature's from King Kong. But maybe they aren't really obscure enough to fit OP's request.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 158||07/15/2021|
^ I'll oh dear myself. Armatures, not armature's.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 159||07/15/2021|
One prop I've always wondered about is the eponymous painting of Jennifer Jones from "Portrait of Jennie." For years David O. Selznick kept it in his dining room, but I'm not sure where it is now.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 160||07/15/2021|
R153 I'll take the snare drum
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 161||07/15/2021|
It wasn't used in the movie, but I'd love to get my hands on the doll done up as Tippi Hedren's "The Birds" character that Hitchcock gave to little Melanie Griffith. I know there are thousands of Barbie knock-offs out there, but I want the one Hitch gave her -- complete with tiny little casket it came in.
I wonder if Griffith still has it?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 162||07/15/2021|
No one mentioned Se7en's "Lust" strap-on? You bitches are slipping!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 163||07/15/2021|
You are correct, r163, but I think someone mentioned Raquel's from Myra Breckenridge.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 164||07/15/2021|
One of Bette Davis's carved ivory boxes from Now, Voyager.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 165||07/15/2021|
Edna Turnblad’s hair wrap and Wilbur’s Life magazine.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 166||07/15/2021|
[quote]r160 One prop I've always wondered about is the eponymous painting of Jennifer Jones from "Portrait of Jennie." For years David O. Selznick kept it in his dining room, but I'm not sure where it is now.
Some funny friend of the Selznicks had a copy of the portrait made, scrawled a mustache on it, and hung it in place of the original when he was visiting.
When David O. walked in the room he almost had a coronary.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 167||07/15/2021|
The Dodge Charger from the Dukes of Hazzard movie
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 169||07/15/2021|
Stanley Kowalski’s t-shirt.
Preferably with Stanley still wearing it.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 170||07/15/2021|
The sled in Citizen Kane was burnt in the furnace on film. Granted, they made three. The take used in the film is the second take, so there was a third. Spielberg owns the third, but it's not in the movie.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 172||07/15/2021|
The ship's clock from The Ghost and Mrs Muir.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 174||07/15/2021|
I always wanted a Sankara Stone from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 175||07/15/2021|
A yellow barrel from Jaws.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 176||07/15/2021|
Buck's casket from 'Ordinary People'.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 177||07/15/2021|
I want every last one of these Little Miss Revlons.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 178||07/15/2021|
Delia’s beautiful sculptures from Beetlejuice. Especially the one on the right.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 179||07/15/2021|
If we’re stealing Hollywood memorabilia from Melanie Griffith, I want the lion skin rug she hopefully made out of Neil who took half her face during the filming of Roar.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 180||07/15/2021|
Ernie McCraken’s bowling ball from Kingpin
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 181||07/15/2021|
La Deneuve and Bowie’s ankh pendants/knives from “The Hunger”.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 182||07/15/2021|
R64 that’s a Mark Cross bag, rechristened the Kelly Bag in her honor.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 183||07/15/2021|
I want The Empire State Building from Love Affair, An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle. Wait, maybe that isn't so obscure.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 184||07/15/2021|
Since my favorite movie is Black Christmas, I’ll take the glass ornament used to kill Barb. Oh, and you can’t rape a townie.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 185||07/15/2021|
R182: Good choice. I also would like Tom Cruise's puncturing claw ring from Interview With The Vampire.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 186||07/15/2021|
[quote]r183 that’s a Mark Cross bag, rechristened the Kelly Bag in her honor.
Excuse me... excuse me! I compliment you on knowing what a Kelly Bag is, but the purse she pulls her nightgown out of in REAR WINDOW isn't one of those. It has all squared off edges. It's basically a box. The famous Kelly Bag is more triangular in shape, when viewed from the side.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 189||07/15/2021|
Rupert Everett's cricket cap and binoculars from "Another Country".
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 191||07/15/2021|
^ that’s a Mark Cross overnight case. The one from Rear Window sold for $5K in 2002.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 192||07/15/2021|
Are cars "props"? Or would the Bond props more accurately be the gadgetry IN the cars, like the ejection seat?
Anyway, I'd take the telephone in "Dial 'M' For Murder."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 193||07/15/2021|
An everlasting gobstopper from the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. It’s always been a favorite movie of mine, would love to have some Wonka memorabilia in my life.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 194||07/15/2021|
The Art Deco alarm clock in Mommie Dearest's bedroom.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 195||07/15/2021|
If cars are considered props, I’ll take Barbara Bel Geddes' gray Karmann Ghia from Vertigo.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 196||07/15/2021|
Cameron Drake's Oscar from "In and Out." It's as close as I'll ever get to one.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 197||07/15/2021|
[quote]r192 that’s a Mark Cross overnight case. The one from Rear Window sold for $5K in 2002.
"[italic]The current consignor's deceased mother won this handbag in a contest shortly after the movie was released in 1954, though the specifics [bold]are now not remembered by the family[/bold].[/italic]"
Well, that is simply unacceptable.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 198||07/15/2021|
The Hugh Crain fireplace head from The Haunting. I was barely out of my teens when I made that movie.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 199||07/15/2021|
I have always wanted the best pieces in Scarlett O' Hara's wardrobe. Particularly the red dress she wore to Ashley's Birthday party....
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 200||07/15/2021|
The penmanship medal from The Bad Seed
The clown doll from Poltergeist
The blue box and key from Mulholland Dr.
A box of Skinny and Sweet from 9 To 5
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 201||07/15/2021|
Actually I’d want both boxes of Skinny and Sweet and Rid-O-Rat
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 202||07/15/2021|
The ship in a bottle that Bette Davis tries to buy from Auntie Em's antiques shop in A STOLEN LIFE.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 203||07/15/2021|
I want that set of the lonely goat-herder marionettes and that gorgeous marionette theatre from SoM.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 204||07/15/2021|
In the real world of scarce movie items, I'm happy to have located and bought
Large original set design drawing for Cleopatra's boudoir from De Mille's 1934 "Cleopatra." Some jet jewelry Colbert wore in the movie, too.
Two "Egyptian" brass cups from Liz's "Cleopatra."
But what I really would like is Nomi's thigh-high rapist-stomper boots from "Showgirls," the ice pick from Sharon Stone's pussy-flap movie, and one of the pink flamingos from "Pink Flamingos."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 205||07/15/2021|
The Ark of the Covenant would make a lovely media center
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 206||07/15/2021|
brando's torn and sweaty wife beater from Streetcar
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 207||07/15/2021|
Carole Cook’s gowns….sadly, have all distributed to friends and family, but feast your caftan-shaded girls:
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 208||07/15/2021|
R208 Here… fuck DL for the lack of an edit feature…girl, really?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 209||07/15/2021|
Oliver's swim trunks from CMBYN
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 210||07/15/2021|
I’d rather have Nicholas Clay’s swim trunks from Evil Under The Sun
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 211||07/15/2021|
And JP Pitoc’s thong from Trick
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 212||07/15/2021|
Edie The Egg Lady's crib from Pink Flamingos.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 213||07/15/2021|
Almira Gulch's bicycle and the Wicked Witch's broomstick. And the bucket that held the water that was thrown on the Wicked Witch near the end.
So are we or are we not including costumes and costume pieces?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 214||07/15/2021|
[quote]r208 Carole Cook’s gowns, sadly, have all distributed to friends and family, but feast your eyes, caftan-shaded girls:
Very distressed to hear this.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 215||07/15/2021|
R215 I love it and she was doing a pro-bono HIV-related fundraiser.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 216||07/15/2021|
Summer Rain is a great choice. Katy Perry's Royal can work as a good dupe for the "Death Becomes Her" potion (there's. a green one too).
Used to have some pennies that fell in the title number from "Pennies From Heaven" (flat plastic circles) AND Sissy Spacek's bejeweled headdress she wore while playing sax in "Crimes of the Heart" (given to me by an employee at Orion) but lost both along the way. Damn
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 218||07/15/2021|
Not really obscure, but the Anubis or Horus helmet from Stargate would be cool to own.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 219||07/15/2021|
Thumbs-up for Sumer Rain.t too pricey I may commission one.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 220||07/15/2021|
[quote]So are we or are we not including costumes and costume pieces?
I guess for those idiots who don't understand what a prop is.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 221||07/15/2021|
I love every single mention of the underwear or swimwear of a sexy male actor in a movie!
Even though more than a dozen posters have already said this, and even though it's been pointed out that clothing is not a prop, it's a joke that's hilarious and original every single time!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 222||07/15/2021|
The "Miriam Blaylock" pendant from The Hunger.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 223||07/15/2021|
An oil derrick from the scene where Judy vomits alongside the road in A Star Is Born. Or is that considered a piece of the set as opposed to a prop?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 224||07/15/2021|
The Bates Motel neon sign.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 225||07/15/2021|
Again, is the Bates Motel neon sign a prop or part of the set?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 226||07/15/2021|
Sandy Duncan's bigoted glass eye from "Roots".
A psychic-proof cog from the wall of Tom Baker's redecorated Tardis.
Mrs. Peale's sculpture in progress from " The Avengers"
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 227||07/15/2021|
Meryl Streep The French Lieutenant's Woman Hooded Cape
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 228||07/16/2021|
"An everlasting gobstopper from the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”."
And, of course, the best thing about them is you can suck on them and suck on them and they never get smaller...
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 230||07/16/2021|
The copper bones medallion from The Goonies.
I once entered a 5k because the medal was a mini replica of this medallion. It’s so cute.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 231||07/16/2021|
Odd Job's lethal bowler hat from GOLDFINGER.
Handle it carefully, girls. You don't want to cut yourselves.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 233||07/16/2021|
The mother-fockin Auryn!
But only the real one, not a replica.
However, I would accept a Falcon replica. Love that luck dragon!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 234||07/16/2021|
[quote]James Bond’s Aston Martin from Goldfinger.
It's on display in the SpyScape museum in New York. You can tell from the upholstery how old it is.
I always wanted Scarlett's green dressing-gown from the scene where she tells Rhett she doesn't want him in her room any more, and Holly Golightly's eyeshade with the closed-eye lashes on it.
Inigo Montoya's sword would also be very cool.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 235||07/16/2021|
George Harrison's Rickenbacker 12 string that he used during the filming of Hard Days Night.....
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 237||07/16/2021|
Bonnie Parker's notebook from which she recited her poem "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 238||07/16/2021|
Apparently there are those who think everything in a movie but for the actors in their birthday suits = "props."
I'm surprised no-one has mentioned wallpaper, or carpeting, or a refrigerator.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 240||07/16/2021|
Kiss Me Deadly's "Great Whatsit"/"Pandora's Box" (must be rigged to glow and make that freaky sound when opened)
(Attention fun-sucking, non-contributing, self-appointed DL hall monitor: I'm aware that it's "hardly obscure", fuck you very much indeed.)
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 241||07/16/2021|
Some Tarantino stuff:
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: cans of Wolf's Tooth dog food (rat, raccoon, and blackbird flavors); the vintage TV Guide magazine in Brad Pitt's home, as well as his 13-inch portable TV.
Kill Bill: specially-engraved Hanzo katana; Bill's skull ring; Gogo's saw-ball-chain weapon thingy.
Pulp Fiction: the Briefcase; full-size Jack Rabbit Slim's menu; the dance trophy; Vincent's Modesty Blaise book; Jules's Bad Muthafucka wallet.
All-universe: Red Apple cigarettes.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 242||07/16/2021|
prop : Any of the articles other than costumes and scenery used by an actor or performer during a performance on stage or in a film.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 243||07/16/2021|
I want Doris' Happy box...
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 244||07/16/2021|
Julie Andrew's carpet bag from Mary Poppins. I wonder if it's sitting in Disney storage somewhere or someone took it or it was tossed. When Disney World had the Hollywood Studios tram tour at the end was a small museum which included her Jolly Holiday dress.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 246||07/16/2021|
Sandy Duncan doesn't have a glass eye. She's blind in one eye but it's her own eye, not a prosthesis.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 247||07/16/2021|
I think she's losing/lost vision in her other eye as well, r247.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 248||07/16/2021|
Victor Mature's movie script!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 249||07/16/2021|
The diamond bracelet Osgood gives Jerry/Geraldine in "Some Like It Hot." Joe/Josephine appropriates it and sends it to Sugar, as a kiss off gift from the Shell Oil millionaire he pretended to be. A version of the gag appears in Marilyn Monroe's dismal film "Let's Make Love." In that one, the slimy millionaire played by Yves Montand sends her character Amanda a diamond bracelet; thinking it's only costume jewelry, she causally gives it away.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 250||07/16/2021|
The gynecological fuck chair Dorothy Stratton’s husband played by Eric Roberts builds in Star 80.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 251||07/16/2021|
A set design piece becomes a prop when an actor picks it up or handles it. Otherwise, it is part of the set. If it is worn by an actor, it is costume. Even if they take it off, it is still costume.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 252||07/16/2021|
[quote]A version of the gag appears in Marilyn Monroe's dismal film "Let's Make Love." In that one, the slimy millionaire played by Yves Montand sends her character Amanda a diamond bracelet; thinking it's only costume jewelry, she causally gives it away.
Um, no. It was in the film because Marilyn wore and sang about diamonds in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (Actually not, but makes as much since as your comment.)
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 253||07/16/2021|
Here is a costume being used as a prop, r252.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 255||07/16/2021|
WILSON!! I was sad as hell when he floated away.
I think he would look nice in my home office
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 256||07/16/2021|
Jewelry, even when being worn, in a movie or real life, seems like a prop to me.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 257||07/16/2021|
^ bit it isn’t. If it’s being worn, it’s part of the costume.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 258||07/16/2021|
Please don’t let us devolve into Norwegian Catholic style arguments about definitions of props/costume/set
I’m the Grace Kelly poster - thanks for the info on the overnight case all - only on DL
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 259||07/16/2021|
[quote]Please don’t let us devolve into Norwegian Catholic style arguments about definitions of props/costume/set
We won't. However, the OP didn't ask about costumes or sets, just props. It would like OP asking which shade of blue is your favorite and having someone reply - Butterscotch or Crimson.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 260||07/16/2021|
[quote]Here is a costume being used as a prop, [R252].
Had the costume not worn by Davis in the film, I might agree R255.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 262||07/16/2021|
When Davis was wearing it, it was a costume. When Baxter held it in front of her, it became a prop.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 263||07/16/2021|
"Um, no. It was in the film because Marilyn wore and sang about diamonds in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (Actually not, but makes as much since as your comment.)"
"Makes as much since as?" What does THAT mean? Are you drunk? Anyway, "Let's Make Love" was a crummy movie that reworked several gags used in other movies...including the diamond bracelet given to someone that comically ends up with someone other than who it was intended for. Sorry if you don't "get" that.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 264||07/16/2021|
If an article of clothing is intimately identified with a movie,I argue that it can be considered a prop.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 265||07/16/2021|
The shawl Deborah Kerr wore as her legacy gift from Cary Grant’s grandmother at end of An Affair to Remember.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 266||07/16/2021|
I have always wanted a life sized Johnny Five
Or one of the minis from the second film.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 267||07/16/2021|
The original roaming gnome. From Amelie
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 268||07/16/2021|
The green Krypton crystal from Superman 1.
Any light saber from Star Wars.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 269||07/16/2021|
Costumes aren't "props." They're COSTUMES.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 271||07/16/2021|
This Native American in a canoe yard ornament from Silence of the Lambs. I like it, but it’s probably not PC anymore.
Maybe I’d get the little spinner mobile with butterflies on it from Bill’s house instead.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 272||07/16/2021|
[quote]"Makes as much since as?" What does THAT mean?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 273||07/16/2021|
So for example, r271, there's a scene where...let's call her Kitty. Kitty picks up a pair of gloves off her dresser and slaps the upstart maid soundly across the face then throws them back on the dresser. The gloves...costume or prop?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 274||07/16/2021|
[quote]When Davis was wearing it, it was a costume. When Baxter held it in front of her, it became a prop.
No, it was still a costume. Why don't we ask Edith Head. Let me get my Ouija.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 275||07/16/2021|
The space ship from Flight of the Navigator. It’d look pretty sweet in the little woodsy area at my house.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 276||07/16/2021|
Actually, I own a steel dagger in a nice brown leather sheath, once worn by Richard Gere as Lancelot in that execrable King Arthur movie, “First Knight.”
But I’d also like that sleek Art Deco helmet from “The Rocketeer.”
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 277||07/16/2021|
The carved dolls Boo Radley left in the tree from To Kill A Mockingbird
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 278||07/16/2021|
The little mechanical golden owl named Bubo from "Clash of the Titans."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 280||07/16/2021|
The ten speed from Flashdance and also the stripper chair!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 282||07/16/2021|
The inscribed emerald ring is a key plot element in Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt," and it's handled by Teresa Wright to read the inscription that ultimately proves Uncle Charlie--Joseph Cotton- is the Merry Widow Murderer. Later, she purposefully wears it to show to her uncle that she has the proof against him, and can turn him in at any time to the police, which prompts him to leave Santa Rosa.
So is it a piece of costuming, or a prop?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 283||07/16/2021|
The little family figurines from Gladiator.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 284||07/16/2021|
The bottle of Hull Clean from “Heathers”
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 285||07/16/2021|
Bagel and cream cheese paperweight from After Hours.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 286||07/16/2021|
When I was a tour guide, my trainer found a plaster of Paris imprint of Rod Steiger's nose made for "Sting 2", I think. He asked if anyone wanted it and I snatched it up, used it as an ashtray later. His nose indeed. Wish I still had it. Where does this stuff go?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 287||07/16/2021|
[quote]I'm surprised no-one has mentioned wallpaper
They have. See R58.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 288||07/16/2021|
There is wallpaper that decorates a wall and then there is wallpaper that is a whole landscape about who a character is, what they do and how they feel and that is wallpaper that does that so props to the wallpaper.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 289||07/16/2021|
R290 I wish, when she was pushed down the stairs and murdered I wore black the next day.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 291||07/17/2021|
I want the vintage wooden bench in Faye's house on the island in PUZZLE OF A DOWNFALL CHILD please please please
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 292||07/17/2021|
But was it a set, a costume, or a prop?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 293||07/17/2021|
The blue marble egg Omar gave Barbra!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 294||07/17/2021|
R294 does she insert it in her vagina in the movie ?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 295||07/17/2021|
No, she didn't. He did, though.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 296||07/17/2021|
R296 this raises more questions than answers
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 297||07/17/2021|
I covet Zhora's hair dryer from Blade Runner..
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 298||07/17/2021|
[quote] Had the costume not worn by Davis in the film, I might agree [R255].
Let's look facts in the face: absolutely no one but you cares whether you agree.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 299||07/17/2021|
The crystal egg sculpture so prized by Joel's mother in "Risky Business."
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 300||07/17/2021|
The Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 301||07/17/2021|
So is a handbag a prop or part of a costume?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 302||07/17/2021|
If it is part of a costume, it's a costume.
If in the scene, the handbag is sitting on a shelf and is for sale, then it is a prop.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 303||07/17/2021|
So is Mary Poppin's carpet bag a prop or part of a costume?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 304||07/17/2021|
So it depends on how it is used according to the plot. It can change from scene to scene. So that the costume in All About Eve is both.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 306||07/17/2021|
Heather Duke's suicide note from "Heathers" (and maybe the Joan Crawford candy dish)
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 307||07/17/2021|
The fake Faberge egg from Octopussy.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 309||07/17/2021|
In practical terms, a prop is considered to be anything movable or portable on a stage or a set, distinct from the actors, scenery, costumes, and electrical equipment. Consumable food items appearing in the production are also considered props.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 310||07/17/2021|
Obviously that distinction can at times be blurred as when somebody's hat turns into a prop.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 311||07/17/2021|
[quote]So is Mary Poppin's carpet bag a prop or part of a costume?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 312||07/17/2021|
So many existential questions- about props. They are the Schrodinger’s Cat of DL.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 313||07/17/2021|
The magic book from The Neverending Story or a lock of Falcor's mane.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 314||07/17/2021|
The Grimmerie from the yet to be produced movie version of Wicked
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 315||07/17/2021|
The mechanical bird (supposed to be real) that Julie duets with in Poppins.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 316||07/17/2021|
The Mary Poppins prop i loved was the lamp she pulled out of her bag. The tassels! I always wanted a lamp like that.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 318||07/17/2021|
Here it is in all its glory at 1:38
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 319||07/17/2021|
Sean Penn's blue suede shoes from Hugo Pool.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 320||07/17/2021|
The replicant owl from Blade Runner that Sean Young struggled to say “Do you like our owl?” about.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 321||07/17/2021|
The monogrammed cigarette lighter from " BUtterfield 8".
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 322||07/17/2021|
The Hotel Coral Essex sign from Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise.
This might get me some much needed male attention!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 324||07/17/2021|
"The world is yours" statue from Scarface.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 325||07/17/2021|
R280: Love that owl! If Bubo ever came up for auction, you and I would have a bidding war.
R321: So, you want a real owl? It wasn't a prop.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 326||07/17/2021|
A Golden Ticket from 1971's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 327||07/17/2021|
I don’t surf and never have, but Frankie’s shark face surfboard from Back to the Beach (1987) was something I always wanted to have.
Anyone ever seen this movie? I loved it as a kid.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 328||07/17/2021|
The clock from Herzog's Nosferatu.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 329||07/17/2021|
That cake Mrs Doubtfire shoved her face into. It looked soooo good.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 330||07/17/2021|
R326 Well, that muddies the conversation further, are real animals in movies props or just nonhuman actors? Those lap dogs of Elle’s in the Legally Blonde films certainly seem like props!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 332||07/17/2021|
I called it a "mechanical bird" above but in fact it's a Disney Animatronic. Technically, it's a Disney audio animatronic since it sings.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 333||07/17/2021|
Julie being wired to the bird.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 334||07/17/2021|
For all those caught up in the automaton bird conversation, this may be fascinating to you as well including that they dare back to Ancient Greece.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 335||07/17/2021|
Sorry, I also forgot to mention that the Mary Poppins animatronic is curiously a North American Robin Red Breast. The European version of the bird is quite distinct visually And I'll leave the damn bird alone now.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 336||07/17/2021|
I’d like a few of these defective cans. As long as they’re near me, I’m safe from snipers.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 337||07/17/2021|
When I started this thread, I never dreamed it would provide an occasion for so much pedantic squabbling.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 338||07/17/2021|
The ass watch from Pulp Fiction
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 339||07/17/2021|
The neon sign from Imitation of Life.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 340||07/17/2021|
Thanks for that link on automatons, r335. They are fascinating and deserve their own thread. Their history goes back thousands of years and include torture devices!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 341||07/17/2021|
[quote]When I started this thread, I never dreamed it would provide an occasion for so much pedantic squabbling.
Are you new here?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 342||07/17/2021|
The dick chair from Burn After Reading. Giddyup
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 343||07/17/2021|
R341 Just before lockdown, the Met Museum had an amazing exhibition that featured some of the most famous and valuable ones throughout history and it was fascinating. This link has a bunch of videos of some of them from the exhibition. One of the most famous “human” automata is at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and inspired the Invention of Hugo Cabret.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 344||07/17/2021|
The bag of coke Karen dumps down the can in Goodfellas.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 345||07/17/2021|
So, let’s throw the automaton from Hugo Cabret into the wanted list of props.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 346||07/17/2021|
Especially since the real one, that inspired it, or any like it would be extremely cost prohibitive to ever own
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 347||07/17/2021|
The Jesus in Carrie's closet in Carrie.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 348||07/17/2021|
An I name a television prop? The white wooden dog from Friends.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 349||07/17/2021|
R138 You’d have to fight soon-Yi for it.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 350||07/17/2021|
R349 Before things go crazy here, you should start a separate TV and Streaming props wanted thread and clearly lay out your criteria of what that constitutes.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 351||07/17/2021|
r349, your post reminded me, I have always wanted the Friends sofa
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 352||07/17/2021|
The bird prop from Suspiria. It was a fun reference to Argentos' first movie, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 353||07/17/2021|
The rain lamp in Petulia.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 354||Last Sunday at 7:26 AM|
R318 that lamp is fucking awesome, I want one like that too. Why cant you buy lampshades with tassels like that now?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 355||Last Sunday at 7:58 AM|
I want the Karen Barbie from Superstar (1988)
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 356||Last Sunday at 8:49 AM|
One of the plaid duffle bags and the bicycle cart from What's Up, Doc?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 357||Last Sunday at 10:16 AM|
The waterfall sculpture in Dr. West’s office in A Fine Madness. Seen at the link in scenes at 50:38 and 56:56
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 358||Last Sunday at 1:48 PM|
The set of barbells wrapped in bows that Dr. Furter gives Rocky for their wedding.
Either that, or Janet's engagement ring. It's nicer than Betty Monroe had!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 359||Last Sunday at 2:47 PM|
Oh! Speaking of workout equipment, Julian's gravity boots in American Gigolo.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 360||Last Sunday at 5:53 PM|
The silver dildo weapon in Crimes of Passion.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 361||Last Sunday at 6:13 PM|
The chandelier that Sissy tries to hang herself from in Crimes of the Heart.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 362||Last Sunday at 6:46 PM|
The friendship ring Amber von Tussel takes off her hand and flings away when she sees Link Larkin has violated its sacred oath!
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 363||Last Sunday at 6:57 PM|
FYI, the silver dildo was supposed to be shaped like Superman but the comics balked, of course. They still refer to it as Superman in the movie though.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 364||Last Sunday at 8:04 PM|
The actual Earrings of Madame De......
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 365||Last Sunday at 8:36 PM|
The "Traveling Ashtray" from 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 (1982), which appeared in all of the segments.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 366||Last Tuesday at 1:32 PM|
Jake's gold cigarette case in Chinatown. Beautiful.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 367||Last Tuesday at 2:27 PM|
The tiny Stonehenge from Spinal Tap.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 368||Last Tuesday at 2:46 PM|
Freddy the Flute from the H. R. Pufnstuf movie (of course it was in the tv series, too). I always wanted that flute.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 369||Last Tuesday at 7:02 PM|
[quote] I always wanted that flute.
r369 = Witchiepoo
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 370||Last Tuesday at 7:09 PM|
The crystal globes of either Prof. Marvel or The Wicked Witch from Oz.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 371||Last Tuesday at 7:34 PM|
The cigarette case from "Sunset Blvd". inscribed "Mad about the boy" Norma
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 372||Last Tuesday at 8:05 PM|
The Portrait of Carlotta from Vertigo. It actually disappeared so it is likely someone from DL has it hanging over their sofa.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 373||Last Tuesday at 8:09 PM|
Not from the film, but there are surviving first class White Star Line place settings of the period. They are highly prized.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 375||Last Tuesday at 9:56 PM|
r354 I remember those lamps being in a lot of homes when I was a kid. The "raindrops" were oil, and they'd eventually collect a lot of dust and clog the drippers that made the "rain." Hideous things.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 377||Last Wednesday at 6:09 AM|
Wait, was the movie supposed to be obscure or the prop?
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 378||Last Wednesday at 7:06 AM|
Of course they're hideous, r337. Therein lies their charm. Sherry (Barbara Colby) had one.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 379||Last Wednesday at 7:14 AM|
The house and furniture from the Ghost and Mrs Muir
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 380||Last Wednesday at 7:30 AM|
Margaret Hamilton's broom.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 381||Last Wednesday at 8:30 AM|
The oars from LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 382||Last Wednesday at 8:44 AM|
The windchimes from Matty's porch in Body Heat
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 383||Last Wednesday at 12:34 PM|
Anthony Perkins' poppers from CRIMES OF PASSION.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 384||Last Wednesday at 1:35 PM|
[quote]Margaret Hamilton's broom.
I think you mean the Witch's broom unless you want Maggie's personal kitchen sweeper..
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 385||Last Wednesday at 1:44 PM|
Munchkin #45 has a nasty attitude.
Can that bitch and call in the understudy.
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 386||Last Wednesday at 1:45 PM|
I own Greg Kinnears used sport polo shirt from bad news bears
|by Dolly de Puyster||reply 387||Last Wednesday at 1:55 PM|