Friday, July 2, 2010

Tower of London movie costume and dagger prop on display...

The wonderful thing about the movie costume and prop exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood is that it houses a wide variety of items from all film genres and from modern day blockbusters to cinematic classics.

Take for example this costume and prop display from the 1939 black and white movie, Tower of London.

Authentic Tower of London costume and dagger prop
Tower of London Richard film costume
Tower of London Dagger film prop
In the film, the 15th Century Duke of Gloucester and future 'Richard III of England' (played by Basil Rathbone), aided by his executioner henchman 'Mord' (Boris Karloff), eliminated those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother Edward IV of England.

Tower of London movie poster
Tower of London 1939 film poster
This is the shirt worn by Basil Rathbone during the scene when 'Anne Neville's' arrest is imminent. It's amazing the shirt is so colourful and detailed considering the movie was filmed in black and white.

Basil Rathbone's costume as Richard Duke of Gloucester
in the 1939 Tower of London movie
Basil Rathbone Tower of London movie costumeTower of London movie displayTower of London 1939 movie costume
This original period outfit and prop were photographed on June 21, 2010.

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