Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Magic of Millinery (or hats from Disney movies) - Part one...

You don't have to be The Mad Hatter to appreciate a good hat, or marvel at the headgear from a fantastic movie worn by your favourite star.
Walt Disney Archives Hats off to Disney
Enjoy this fabulous selection of wonderful hats, helmets and masks from a wide variety of new and classic Disney movies photographed on display on May 7, 2010 at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

Hats and helmets featured in Disney movies
Disney movie hats and helmets
First up is a cinematic millinery legend, the iconic hat worn by Julie Andrews in the musical Mary Poppins. This hat with cherries and cherry blossoms was worn by the magical nanny in the 1964 movie.

Mary Poppins hat worn by Julie Andrews
Mary Poppins hat worn by Julie Andrews
Julie  Andrews Mary Poppins movie hat

Mary Poppins movie poster
Mary Poppins movie poster
Next is another Disney classic, this time from 1982, the cult sci-fi hit Tron (soon to have a sequel 28 years later, Tron Legacy).

This is the helmet worn by Jeff Bridges as 'Flynn/Clu' in the original futuristic film.

Tron video warrior's helmet worn by Jeff Bridges
Tron warrior helmet worn by Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges Tron movie helmet

Tron movie poster
Tron movie poster
Keeping to the fantasy theme, next is the helmet worn by Bill Campbell as 'Cliff Secord'. He played the prototype jet-pack wearing, pulp comic-inspired masked hero in the 1991 period adventure movie, The Rocketeer, set in 1930's Hollywood.

The Rocketeer helmet worn by Bill Campbell
The Rocketeer helmet propBill Campbell's Rocketeer movie helmet
The Rocketeer helmet movie prop

The Rocketeer movie poster
The Rocketeer teaser movie poster
A more modern day helmet next, in the form of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's American football helmet from Disney's 2007 movie, The Game Plan.

American football helmet worn by
Dwayne Johnson in The Game Plan
Dwayne Johnson's Game Plan football helmet
The Rock's Game Plan football helmet

The Game Plan movie poster
The Game Plan movie poster
Stepping back in history next for this medieval helmet worn by Clive Owen as the legendary titular 'King Arthur' in the Touchstone Pictures (a division of Walt Disney Studios) film from 2004.

King Arthur's helmet worn by Clive Owen
Clive Owen's King Arthur movie helmet

King Arthur movie poster
King Arthur movie poster
Next are fantastic original helmets and hats from the quirky 2004 comedy, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Included in the display is the flight helmet worn by Owen Wilson as 'Ned Plimpton', Bill Murray's dive helmet with radio antenna as worn by the eccentric 'Steve Zissou' and finally the red cap worn by Willem Dafoe as 'Klaus Daimler'.

Flight helmet worn by Owen Wilson
in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Owen Wilson Life Aquatic flight helmet

Dive helmet worn by Bill Murray and red cap worn by
Willem Dafoe in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Life Aquatic movie helmet and hat

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou movie poster
The Life Aquatic movie poster
The following photo shows all three helmets and hats from The Life Aquatic, plus on the lower shelf a fire helmet from Gangs of New York and hat from the 1999 live-action version of Inspector Gadget.

An eclectic mix of hats and helmets featured in Disney movies
The life Aquatic movie hats
This is the 'gadget hat' worn by Matthew Broderick as cybernetic police officer Inspector Gadget, based on the popular cartoon series character.

Inspector Gadget hat worn by Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick's Inspector Gadget movie hat

Inspector Gadget movie poster
Inspector Gadget movie poster
And finally for this installment of movie millinery, is this fire helmet worn by Jim Broadbent as 'William 'Boss' Tweed' in Martin Scorsese's 2002 film Gangs of New York, set in 1863 in the gang run streets of Lower Manhattan.

Fire helmet worn by Jim Broadbent in Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Fire Helmet

Gangs of New York movie poster
Gangs of New York poster
I hope you've enjoyed this eclectic collection of headgear, come back soon for Part two with even more unique hats from the world of Disney movies.

2 comments:

  1. Great photos what are the tiny hats under the rocketeer from?

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  2. I believe they are miniature hats used in Disney's 'Granny's Cabin' diorama

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