Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Starship Enterprise model from Star Trek The Motion Picture on display...

When Kirk, Spock and the crew of the Starship Enterprise made the leap from television to the big screen in 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture, this model of the iconic USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) was used to help create the special effects in the sci-fi classic.

Original USS Enterprise model starship
used in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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This model was photographed hanging from the ceiling of the Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas on April 7, 2011.

Star Trek's Starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) model
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If you like this classic spaceship and you're a fan of Star Trek, check out these redesigned versions of the Enterprise for the new 2009 movie.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture poster
Star Trek Motion Picture poster
In addition to the cool model of the USS Enterprise, there was also a phaser pistol prop used in the movie sequel (and some would argue the best Star Trek movie), The Wrath of Khan.

Phaser pistol prop from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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If you like this futuristic prop, be sure to check out more original costumes and props from J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie reboot.

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan movie poster
Star Trek Wrath of Khan poster

Monday, May 30, 2011

Jason costume and mask from Friday the 13th Part VIII on display...

Today it's the turn of another classic horror villain and the costume and mask worn by Kane Hodder as 'Jason Voorhees' in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.

Jason Voorhees costume and mask worn by Kane Hodder
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Just like Freddy Krueger and his scarred face and gloved hand of knives, Jason's hockey mask is a horror icon.

This movie found the undead serial killer stalking a group of high school students in New York City.

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan movie poster
Jason Take Manhattan horror poster
This original costume from the 1989 slasher movie sequel was on display at the Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas on April 7, 2011.

Jason Voorhees costume from
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Jason Voorhees Friday 13th Part VIII movie costume
Friday 13th Part VIII Jason Voorhees movie costume
If you like this costume, be sure to check out Michael Myers classic mask and knife from Halloween on display.

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan movie poster
Friday 13th Part VIII poster

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Norman Bates Mother horror prop from Psycho IV...

Horror fans will get a kick out of this gory prop of Norman Bates' mother from the 1990 made-for-TV movie prequel, Psycho IV: The Beginning.

Mummified Norman Bates mother prop
from Psycho IV: The Beginning
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This cool mummified corpse prop was photographed on April 7, 2011 on display at the Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas.

And if you like this, be sure to also check out more original Psycho movie props on display at Universal Studios Orlando in Florida.

Psycho IV: The Beginning poster
Psycho IV movie poster

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mermaid Coffin and other Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides film props...

In addition to all the original costumes on display at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, there was also a wonderful selection of props used in the movie exhibited too.
Mermaid Coffin prop from
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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One of the more fantastical items on display was this cool Mermaid Coffin prop used to carry the captured mermaid, 'Syrena', through the jungle in the movie. Exhibited behind that was the jungle pools set model.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie poster
Pirates of the Caribbean mermaid poster
Next are a collection of props used by 'Captain Barbossa' in the fourth cinematic installment in the Disney franchise, including his new wooden peg leg, his sword, the china crockery he drinks from on the Providence ship and even the jar of poisonous frogs, whose venom he uses to coat his sword to get his revenge against Blackbeard.

Captain Barbossa props from On Stranger Tides
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Pirates of the Caribbean frog jar prop
Pirates of the Caribbean Barbossa wooden leg prop
If you're a fan of the pirate, be sure to check out Captain Barbossa's new costume worn by Geoffrey Rush on display.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie posters
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 movie posters
They also had these costume jewelry rings on display which helped the actors get into character as pirate crewmen.

Pirate rings used in On Stranger Tides on display
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie poster
Pirates of the Caribbean mermaids poster
Finally here's an assortment of props photographed on May 23, 2011, which include the two Ponce DeLeon Fountain of Youth chalices which are integral to the plot, several pirate pistols, some manacles from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge pirate ship and other original props that helped bring the world of Pirates of the Caribbean to life.

Original movie props from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 film props
You can also check out more Pirates weapon props here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Keith Richards Captain Teague costume from Pirates On Stranger Tides...

Founding Rolling Stones member and rock legend, Keith Richards, reprises his role as Jack Sparrow's father, 'Captain Edward Teague', in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

Original costume worn by Keith Richards as Captain Teague
in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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His Penny Rose designed costume was photographed on display at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on May 23, where it will be exhibited with a variety of other original Pirates of the Caribbean costumes and props until June 22, 2011.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie billboard
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Skull billboard
If you're a Pirates fan, be sure to also check out his on-screen son's outfit, Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow costume.


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

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