Thursday, January 3, 2013

Original props and car from Gangster Squad on display...

Here's a great way to ring in the New Year, some original props and a car from one of the first movies of 2013, Gangster Squad.

Classic Cadillac from Gangster Squad 
on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum
Gangster Squad movie exhibit Petersen Automotive Museum
Gangster Squad movie Cadillac
Gangster Squad movie Cadillac Petersen Auto Museum
Gangster Squad movie car Petersen Auto Museum
This black Cadillac featured in the movie was just one of the original cars, props and costumes from Gangster Squad on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. on December 16, 2012.

Gangster Squad movie billboard
Gangster Squad movie billboard
Props are vital to establishing a scene or the realism of a time period in a movie, and these props were used in Gangster Squad to help recreate the world of 1940's L.A. being invaded by the East Coast Mafia.

Actual props featured in Gangster Squad
Whenever they are used during filming, incidental props are meticulously tagged and catalogued just in case they are needed for a re-shoot of a scene, which is just what happened in this instance when a pivotal scene had to be replaced with new footage. 
Included in this fantastic exhibit were a selection of picture frames featuring Sean Penn as underworld figure 'Mickey Cohen', LAPD badges, printed newspapers, retro sunglasses, car license plates and more besides.

Gangster Squad movie poster
Gangster Squad movie poster
Buy the book the movie is based upon: Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles

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