Saturday, April 30, 2011

Original Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides costumes and props...

Johnny Depp returns soon as 'Captain Jack Sparrow' in the fourth installment of the hit movie franchise based on Disney's popular theme park attraction. To help get you excited for the new movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, check out this fantastic costume and prop exhibit.

Original film costumes and props on display from
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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These outfits and props featured in the movie were photographed on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema on April 29, 2011 and were installed by Olson Visual.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie poster
Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides poster
As with all the previous installments in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Penny Rose is Costume Designer for On Stranger Tides.

Actual costume worn by Geoffrey Rush as
Captain Hector Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Barbossa costume
Geoffrey Rush returns as 'Captain Hector Barbossa', but this time the former pirate is now a privateer in the court of King George II and captain of the HMS Providence.

If you're a fan, be sure to also check out Geoffrey Rush's Barbossa pirate costume from The Curse of the Black Pearl and come back soon to see his new costume in more detail here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

Zombie Quartermaster costume worn by Ian Mercer
in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Quartermaster Zombie costume
In addition to mermaids, the new movie also has zombie pirates, and this outfit was worn by Ian Mercer as the 'Zombie Quartermaster'. Check back soon to see this costume in more detail, along his signature weapons.

Pirates of the Caribbean movie poster wall
at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema
Pirates of the Caribbean movie poster wall
Beside the costumes and props the cinema also had this cool poster wall, featuring creatives from Pirates of the Caribbean movies, past and present.

Finally enjoy this short video of the movie exhibit.


Go further behind-the-scenes with these official books: The Art of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Friday, April 29, 2011

Ali G InDaHouse film costume on display...

Before 'Borat' and 'Bruno', there was 'Ali G'. The fictional creation of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen graduated from British television to star in his own movie in 2002.

Original costume worn by Sacha Baron Cohen in Ali G InDaHouse
Ali G movie costume
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This is just one of the outfits that the self-proclaimed 'voice of da yoof' and leader of the 'West Staines massiv' wore in his big screen debut, which were designed by Annie Hardinge.

Ali G InDaHouse movie poster
Ali G InDaHouse movie poster
This costume was photographed on display at the London Film Museum on January 25, 2011.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Necromonger warrior costume from The Chronicles of Riddick...

In the 2004 sequel to Pitch Black, Vin Diesel returned as 'Richard B. Riddick' for what was hoped to be the beginnings of a new sci-fi franchise, The Chronicles of Riddick.
Original Necromonger warrior armour
on display from The Chronicles of Riddick
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In the movie the titular anti-hero becomes embroiled with a race of conquerors called the 'Necromongers'.

This is a costume worn by one of the Necromonger warriors in the movie and was photographed on display at the London Film Museum on January 25, 2011.

The Chronicles of Riddick movie poster
The Chronicles of Riddick movie poster
Michael Dennison and Ellen Mirojnick were Costume Designers on the sci-fi movie and you can also see her costumes in the G.I. Joe live-action movie.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

1982 Ferrari used in TV's Magnum P.I...

Magnum P.I. starred Tom Selleck as the Hawaii based Private Investigator, which lasted eight seasons on television from 1980 to 1988. In addition to his trademark mustache and the short shorts he wore, 'Thomas Magnum' was also infamous for driving his red Ferrari 308 around Oahu, Hawaii.

Magnum P.I.'s signature Ferrari
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This particular Ferrari 308GTSi was photographed on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum on March 31, 2011. This car was used during the 1982-1983 shooting season of the detective series and was driven by both Tom Selleck and series regular Larry Manetti (who played Orville 'Rick' Wright).

Tom Selleck as Magnum P.I.
Tom Selleck Magnum PIMagnum PI Ferrari
Apparently the Ferrari interior had to be modified to accommodate the six foot four Tom Selleck, with the seat rails being relocated and the filler material of the driver's seat bottom cushion removed.

Actual 1982 Ferrari used in Magnum P.I.
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If you're a fan, be sure to also check out another Ferrari used in Magnum P.I. that was on display at Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot Tour.

If you like picture cars be sure to check out these other famous cars used in the movies on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Buy the TV series: Best of the 80's: Magnum Pi

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Little Nellie autogyro from James Bond's You Only Live Twice...

You Only Live Twice was the fifth outing for Sean Connery as British MI6 spy 'James Bond' and featured him flying this heavily armed gyrocopter 'Little Nellie' against the nefarious forces of SPECTRE in Japan.

Little Nellie autogyro on display at the London Film Museum
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RAF Wing Commander Ken Wallis invented 'Little Nellie' and piloted the aircraft in the movie, which featured fake armaments to give it the appearance of a militarised fighting machine.

You Only Live Twice movie poster
James Bond You Only Live Twice poster
In the movie adaptations of Ian Fleming's iconic spy, the charming MI6 agent was always equipped with the latest high-tech gadgets, so at the time for the 1967 film, this cool looking craft certainly fit the bill.

007's Little Nellie gyrocopter from You Only Live Twice
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This movie vehicle was photographed on display at the London Film Museum on January 25, 2011.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Original props from the Coach TV sitcom...

Coach was a sitcom that starred Craig T. Nelson as 'Hayden Fox', the head coach of fictional college American Football team, the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles. The television series lasted for nine seasons from 1989 to 1997.

Original props featured in Coach
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These props from the show, including trophies, team chair and blanket and the coaching staff's playbooks and manuals, were photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 28, 2011.

Coach TV cast
Coach TV show cast

Sunday, April 24, 2011

General Lee stunt car from The Dukes of Hazzard movie...

This 1969 Dodge Charger was one of the many stunt cars used in the 2005 movie adaptation of the popular TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard, that ran from 1979 to 1985.

General Lee movie car featured in The Dukes of Hazzard
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Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Dodge charger
This bright orange muscle car, named the 'General Lee', is driven by the 'Duke' cousins, Bo and Luke, played by Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville in the movie version.

The boys live in the fictitious Hazzard County in Georgia and their Dodge Charger is named after the Confederate General Robert E. Lee and sports a Confederate naval jack flag on its roof.

The Dukes of Hazzard movie poster
The Dukes of Hazzard movie poster
This damaged stunt car was photographed on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. on March 31, 2011.



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