Thursday, July 2, 2009

Original Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard 1930's costumes from Public Enemies...

This amazing selection of original costumes and props from 1930's American gangster movie Public Enemies, about the exploits of notorious bank robber John Dillinger, were photographed on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema on July 2, 2009.

Actual costumes and props from the movie Public Enemies
Public Enemies movie costumes and props display
Public Enemies movie costumes
The movie stars Johnny Depp as 'John Dillinger', Christian Bale as 'FBI Agent Melvin Purvis' who pursues him and Oscar-Winner Marion Cotillard as Dillinger's lover, 'Billie Frechette'.

Johnny Depp as John Dillinger 
Public Enemies movie poster
Johnny Depp Public Enemies movie poster
Colleen Atwood was responsible for the costume design for the movie (who also worked with Johnny Depp on Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd).

Colleen Atwood designed Public Enemies costumes
Public Enemies film costume exhibit
Original Johnny Depp Public Enemies film costume

Public Enemies movie billboard on Sunset Boulevard in L.A.
Public Enemies billboard on Sunset Blvd

Johnny Depp Public Enemies movie poster
Public Enemies film poster
Actual outfit worn by Johnny Depp as notorious 
1930's bank robber 'John Dillinger'
Public Enemies John Dillinger 1930s costume
Johnny Depp Dillinger Public Enemies costume
Johnny Depp 1930s Public Enemies suit
Actual Johnny Depp Public Enemies costume
Johnny Depp 1930s outfit from Public Enemies

Marion Cotillard Public Enemies movie poster
Marion Cotillard Public Enemies movie poster

Original outfit worn by Marion Cotillard 
as 'Billie Frechette' in Public Enemies
Marion Cotillard Public Enemies movie costume
Public Enemies Billie Frechette 1930s film costume
Marion Cotillard's actual Public Enemies costume
Marion Cotillard 1930s Public Enemies outfit
Billie Frechette Public Enemies movie costume

Public Enemies movie billboard
Public Enemies movie billboard

Christian Bale Public Enemies movie poster
Christian Bale Public Enemies movie poster

Actual 1930's outfit worn by Christian Bale in Public Enemies 
as FBI Agent 'Melvin Purvis'
Christian Bale 1930s Public Enemies suit
Public Enemies FBI Agent Melvin Purvis costume
Christian Bale Public Enemies movie costume
Original Christian Bale Public Enemies movie costume

Actual movie props used in Public Enemies
Original Public Enemies movie props
In addition to the wonderful costumes worn by the film's lead actors, there was also a collection of original props used in the movie on show.

Pictured in the top of display case above is the actual Emil Kerner & Son Suhl model 98 bolt-action rifle used by Christian Bale, as FBI Agent Melvin Purvis, against Pretty Boy Floyd in the opening scenes of the film.

On the lower shelf on the left is a copy of 'True Detective Mysteries' magazine which is read by Johnny Depp as John Dillinger in his prison cell. 

On the far-right is a pocket watch belonging to John Dillinger, which holds a picture of his lover Billie Frechette.
Public Enemies submachine gun film prop
Last but by no means least, is another weapon, this time John Dillinger's M1928 A1 Thompson submachine gun containing a box magazine, used in one of the bank robberies in Public Enemies.

Public Enemies movie billboard
Johnny Depp Public Enemies film billboard
Finally here is a short video clip of the Public Enemies costume and prop exhibit at ArcLight Sherman Oaks.



If you like these 1930's inspired costumes you may like these original costumes worn in Angelina Jolie's Changeling movie.

Buy the poster in the USA: Public Enemies - Movie Poster - 11 x 17

4 comments:

  1. Hi. I am SEARCHING for pictures of Costumes worn in the movie:
    De Lovely. (With Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd.)
    Any "leads" WHERE pictures from this movie Can Be Viewed On The Internet ???
    If you know "where", send an E-Mail to jamesage55@gmail.com

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  2. I don't, but I shall keep my eyes open for them.

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  3. It was not Billie Frechette's picture in the pocket watch. It was Polly Hamilton, much to the annoyance of Billie.

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  4. Thanks for the clarification - I've not seen the film myself, but I believe that was the description on the exhibit showcard.

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