Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Nicolas Cage's National Treasure costume and props...

Nicolas Cage starred as 'Benjamin Franklin Gates', a modern day historian and amateur cryptologist who searches for a lost treasure once protected by the Knights Templar and hidden by America's Founding Fathers.

Costume worn by Nicolas Cage as
Ben Gates in National Treasure
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This outfit worn by Nicolas Cage as the treasure hunter, with accompanying red leather case which holds the stolen Declaration of Independence, was photographed on display with the Treasures of Walt Disney Archives exhibit at Disney's D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 19, 2011.

The movie's costumes are designed by Judianna Makovsky and you can also see her costumes in The Last Airbender.

National Treasure movie poster
National Treasure movie poster
If you're a fan of Nicolas Cage, check out his Balthazar Blake costume from The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

The fantastic exhibit also had these film props of documents and clues to finding the treasure featured in the adventure movie on display.

Original props from National Treasure
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National Treasure movie props
National Treasure film props

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Glenn Close Cruella de Vil costumes from 101 and 102 Dalmatians...

In the 1996 live-action version of Disney's classic 101 Dalmatians animated feature from 1961, Glenn Close stars as the iconic villain 'Cruella de Vil', re-imagined as head of a designer high-fashion brand, the 'House of de Vil'.

Costumes, props and sets from 101 and
102 Dalmatians live-action movies
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Cruella de Vil dragon dress 102 Dalmatians
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the animated classic, the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit at Disney's D23 Expo had this special display featuring costumes and an actual set from the live-action films on August 19, 2011.
101 Dalmatians movie poster
101 Dalmatians movie poster
First up is this zebra print inspired outfit worn by Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians. The lady really does love her fur and there's nothing she'd like better than a Dalmatian fur coat.

Cruella de Vil zebra print costume worn by
Glenn Close in 101 Dalmatians
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This eccentric outfit and the costumes from this movie were designed by Rosemary Burrows and Anthony Powell.

House of de Vil movie set from 101 Dalmatians
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Production Designer Assheton Gorton and Set Decorator Joanne Woollard worked on both of the live-action Dalmatians movies.

101 Dalmatians movie poster
101 Dalmatians poster
Finally, enjoy this intricate dragon dress worn by Glenn Close in the 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmatians, featuring a feathered veil headpiece and wonderfully ornate 'dragon head' muff hand-warmer.

Cruella de Vil dragon dress costume worn
by Glenn Close in 102 Dalmatians
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Cruella de Vil dragon dress 102 Dalmatians
It really was amazing to see this spectacular costume up close, it's a real show-stopper.

For the sequel, Anthony Powell was Costume Designer and Rosemary Burrows was Costume Supervisor.

102 Dalmatians movie poster
102 Dalmatians movie poster

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End costumes on display...

In addition to the magnificent Black Pearl miniature pirate ship, you could also find a wonderful selection of costumes from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End worn by Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom on display at Disney's D23 Expo.

Pirates of the Caribbean movie costume exhibit at Disney D23 Expo
Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean 3 costume
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These original costumes designed by Penny Rose were photographed within the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 19, 2011.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End movie poster
Keira Knightley Pirates of the Caribbean 3 poster
Included in the exhibit was the Chinese armour costume worn by Keira Knightley as Pirate Captain of the Empress and Pirate Lord of the South China Sea.

Elizabeth Swann costume worn by Keira Knightley
in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Keira Knightley Pirates of the Caribbean 3 costume
Also on display beside her costume was the outfit worn by Orlando Bloom as 'Will Turner' in the movie.

Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner costumes from
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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If you're a fan, be sure to also check out Keira Knightley's gown from The Curse of the Black Pearl on display.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End movie poster
Orlando Bloom Pirates of the Caribbean 3 poster
The Pirates of the Caribbean exhibit also had Johnny Depp's now iconic 'Jack Sparrow' costume on display from the third installment.

Captain Jack Sparrow costume worn by Johnny Depp
in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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In addition to these costumes from At World's End, they also had this barnacle encrusted outfit worn by one of the crew of the Flying Dutchman ship in the second Pirates installment, Dead Man's Chest.

Flying Dutchman crew costume from
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean Flying Dutchman crew costume
If you like this be sure to check out more Flying Dutchmen crew costumes on display.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End movie poster
Pirates of the Caribbean 3 poster

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fighting movie props from Warrior on display...

Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton star as brothers who face each other in a mixed martial arts tournament in the movie Warrior. These original props featured in the film were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on August 26, 2011.
Original props from the movie Warrior
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If you like these props, be sure to also check out this outfit from The Fighter on display.

Warrior movie poster
Warrior movie poster

Saturday, August 27, 2011

DHARMA Initiative VW van from LOST...

Amongst the movie and television memorabilia at this year's Disney D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 19, 2011, was this distinctive VW van belonging to the DHARMA Initiative in the captivating TV show LOST.

DHARMA Initiative VW Type 2a bus from TV's LOST
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This Volkswagen Type 2a bus (1968-1972) appeared as part of the motor pool that the DHARMA Initiative used to transport people and supplies around the mysterious island.

This is one of two remaining vans, in its original distressed condition, that exist in Disney's Archive Collection and was used during several seasons of LOST.

LOST TV billboard
LOST finale TV billboard
The front of the van sports the DHARMA main logo in place of the traditional Volkswagen emblem.

360˚ view of the DHARMA Initiative van from LOST
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LOST Dharma logo
If you're a LOST fan, you'll also want to take a look at these Sawyer and Kate DHARMA Initiative uniforms on display.

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