Saturday, July 28, 2012

Young Margaret Thatcher costumes from The Iron Lady...

With all the excitement surrounding the London 2012 Olympics, I thought it only proper to have some right British costumes on display.

Original costumes and props from The Iron Lady on display
Original Young Margaret costumes Iron Lady
Young Margaret costumes The Iron Lady
Iron Lady movie costume display
Iron Lady election props
Iron Lady Young Margaret costumes
Iron Lady Young Margaret costumes
Iron Lady Young Margaret outfits
Here's two of the original costumes worn by the 'Young Margaret' played by Alexandra Roach in the 2011 biopic of infamous female British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, 'Margaret Thatcher' in The Iron Lady.

Young Margaret 1959 Houses of Parliament costume from The Iron Lady
1959 Houses Parliament costume The Iron Lady
Young Margaret 1959 Parliament costume Iron Lady
Iron Lady movie costume
Whilst Meryl Streep may have won an Oscar for her portrayal of an older and aging Margaret Thatcher, Alexandra Roach gave an equally impressive performance as a young, unmarried 'Margaret Roberts' at the start of her early political career.
The Iron Lady movie poster
Iron Lady movie poster
These very businesslike outfits were designed by Consolota Boyle, whose work can also be seen in The Queen and Angela's Ashes amongst many other movies.

Young Margaret 1949 Dartford Dinner Party outfit from The Iron Lady
Young Margaret 1949 Dinner Party outfit Iron Lady
1949 Dartford Dinner Party outfit Iron Lady
Dinner Party Iron Lady costume
Be sure to stay tuned in the days to come for more fantastic costumes from The Iron Lady worn by Meryl Streep.

Buy the movie: The Iron Lady (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Robert Downey Jr. and Diane Lane movie costumes from Chaplin on display...

In Richard Attenborough's 1992 biopic Chaplin, Robert Downey Jr. played the titular funny man from the silent film era. On a recent visit to The London Film Museum on May 15, 2012 I photographed this selection of original costumes featured in the movie. 

Original costumes worn by Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin
Original 1992 Chaplin movie costumes
Gold Rush bird costume Chaplin
Chaplin Gold Rush bird costume
Chaplin biopic movie costumes
Included in the special exhibit of the influential and iconic film star was this magnificent 'Bird costume' from the 'Gold Rush' scene in Chaplin, along with another outfit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the role.

Chaplin movie poster
Chaplin 1992 movie poster
Ellen Mirojnick and John Mollo are credited with the Costume Design on the biopic.
Original Charlie Chaplin hat and cane on display
Original Charlie Chaplin hat cane
Original Charlie Chaplin hat and cane
In addition to the movie memorabilia from Chaplin, the exhibit also had this original hat and cane used by Charlie Chaplin on loan from the British Film Institute.
The Charlie Chaplin Cavalcade movie poster
In addition to the 'Bird costume' they also had a version of Chaplin's trademark 'Tramp' outfit worn by Robert Downey Jr. and a costume worn by Diane Lane as young Hollywood actress, co-star and Chaplin's third wife, 'Paulette Goddard'.
Actual costumes worn by Robert Downey Jr.
and Diane Lane in Chaplin
Buy the movie: Chaplin (15th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Camo Tumbler from The Dark Knight Rises on display...

In The Dark Knight Rises we discover that Morgan Freeman's 'Lucius Fox' has been gathering all the top secret Wayne Enterprises vehicles and gadgets that helped transform 'Bruce Wayne' into 'Batman' and supplied him with his arsenal of high-tech weapons.

Original Camo Tumbler on display outside ArcLight Hollywood
Original Camo Tumbler ArcLight Hollywood
Camo Tumbler The Dark Knight Rises
Camo Tumbler The Dark Knight Rises
Camo Tumbler Dark Knight Rises
In this third installment in Christopher Nolan's epic Dark Knight trilogy Batman's adversary 'Bane' discovers this stash, including several camouflaged versions of the Tumbler 'Batmobile'.

The Dark Knight Rises movie billboard
Dark Knight Rises movie billboard
This 2.5-ton Camo Tumbler was photographed on display outside ArcLight Hollywood cinema as part of a national publicity tour across America for the new movie.

360° view of The Dark Knight Rises Camouflage Tumbler
Camo Tumbler ArcLight Hollywood
Camo Tumbler Dark Knight Rises
Camo Tumbler rear Dark Knight Rises
Camo Tumbler Dark Knight Rises
Camo Tumbler Dark Knight Rises
Camouflage Tumbler Dark Knight Rises
Camo Tumbler front Dark Knight Rises
Camo Tumbler front wheels
Camo Tumbler Dark Knight Rises
Seeing the Tumbler in person, I was surprised at how small and low to the ground it seemed. I think I was expecting something a bit more imposing tank-like, although seeing the detail of the formidable vehicle up close is still pretty cool regardless.

For even more detail, here's also a video tour around the Tumbler.
Be sure to check out all the original Batman, Catwoman and Bane costumes from The Dark Knight Rises that were also on display at ArcLight Hollywood for the opening weekend.

The Dark Knight Rises teaser movie poster
Dark Knight Rises teaser poster

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christian Bale's Batman suit from The Dark Knight Rises...

On Friday 20 July I was fortunate enough to get up close and personal with Christian Bale's Batman costume which was on display in the ArcLight Hollywood cinema foyer for the opening weekend of The Dark Knight Rises.

Original Bat-suit worn by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises
Christian Bale Batman costume Dark Knight Rises
Batman costume Dark Knight Rises
Dark Knight Rises Batman costume
I battled with the super reflective surface of the display case and a legion of excited Bat-fans to try and get the best photographs of the armored suit to share with you all.
The Dark Knight Rises movie poster
Dark Knight Rises Batman poster
Lindy Hemming has been Costume Designer on all three installments in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, so if you're a fan of the evolving Bat-suit design, be sure to also check out Christian Bale's Bat-suit from Batman Begins and the Batman costume from The Dark Knight on display.

Batman costume detail
Dark Knight Rises Batman costume
Dark Knight Rises Batman cowl
Batman chest emblem
Batman costume Dark Knight Rises
Batman costume Dark Knight Rises
Batman costume glove
Batman glove
Dark Knight Rises Batsuit
Also on display beside this fantastic Bat-suit was Tom Hardy's Bane movie costume and Anne Hathaway's Catwoman costume to droll over too.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to get a closer look at one of the Camouflage Tumblers stolen and used by Bane's revolutionary army in the movie.

The Dark Knight Rises movie billboard
Dark Knight Rises movie billboard
Buy book tie-in: The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Novelization
Buy the fancy dress and Halloween costume: Rubie's Costume Co Batman Dark Knight Rises Adult Batman Costume

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