Sunday, January 13, 2013

Laurence Olivier's Marcus Licinius Crassus costume from Spartacus on display...

I recently had the good fortune to visit the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) on January 10, 2013 and was reminded of the amazing repertoire of work the film maker had, from historical epics like Spartacus to genre-defining sci-fi and horror movies.

Original costume worn by Laurence Olivier 
as Marcus Licinius Crassus in Spartacus
 Laurence Olivier Marcus Licinius Crassus Spartacus costume
 Laurence Olivier Crassus Spartacus costume
 Laurence Olivier Crassus Spartacus costume
The exhibition had many wonderful original costumes, props and models from his varied film career, including this Roman general and politician outfit worn by Laurence Olivier as 'Marcus Licinius Crassus' in 1960's slave rebellion against the Roman Empire classic, Spartacus.

Roman armour and tunic worn by Laurence Olivier in Spartacus
 Laurence Olivier Spartacus costume LACMA
 Laurence Olivier 1960 Spartacus movie costume
 Laurence Olivier Spartacus Roman general costume
 Laurence Olivier Spartacus movie costume
 Laurence Olivier Spartacus movie costume
Arlington Valles and Bill Thomas shared the Best Costume Design Oscar for Spartacus. This costume was on display courtesy of the Costumi D'Arte Peruzzi, Rome, probably because Ruggero Peruzzi is credited with Costume and Wardrobe responsibilities for this historical movie.

Spartacus movie poster
Spartacus 1960 movie poster
If you're a fan of the movie, be sure to check out these other original costumes and props from Spartacus on display.

Buy the movie: Spartacus (50th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
Go further behind-the-scenes with these books: The Stanley Kubrick Archives

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