Friday, February 15, 2013

NBC Universal Experience costumes and props on display in February 2013...

At the start of February I ventured to Universal Studios Hollywood to peruse the latest movie and TV memorabilia on display within the theme park's NBC Universal Experience exhibit from the company's extensive film and television archives.

NBC Universal Experience movie costume exhibit
NBC Universal Experience costume exhibit
Les Miserables movie costumes
NBC Universal Experience costume exhibit
NBC Universal Experience movie costume exhibit
ParaNorman stopmotion animation set
As well as original outfits and stop-motion puppets from more recent movies and TV shows, there was also a selection of costumes from real cinematic golden oldies on display.
Touch of Evil movie poster
Touch of Evil movie poster
Included in the display was this suit worn by Charlton Heston in the 1958 film-noir Touch of Evil.

Original suit worn by Charlton Heston as Mike Vargas in Touch of Evil 
Original Charlton Heston Mike Vargas suit Touch of Evil

The Golden Blade movie poster
1953 Golden Blade movie poster
Also part of the exhibit was this beautiful gold formal dress designed by Jay A. Morley, Jr. and worn by Piper Laurie as 'Khairuzan' from the 1953 movie The Golden Blade, in which she starred alongside Rock Hudson.

Original movie costumes from The Golden Blade 
and The Wild and the Innocent on display
Golden Blade The Wild and the Innocent movie costumes
Golden Blade Wild and Innocent movie costumes
Piper Laurie Golden Blade movie gown
Golden Blade Wild and Innocent movie costumes
The golden gown is pictured beside Audie Murphy's 'Yancy' outfit from the 1959 Western The Wild and the Innocent, with costumes by Bill Thomas.

The Wild and the Innocent movie poster
Wild and the Innocent movie poster
Be sure to stick around for more fantastic costumes and props on display at Universal Studios Hollywood in February 2013 including:

Movie costumes worn by Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne in Les Misérables
Original stop-motion puppets from ParaNorman
Costumes worn by Michelle Rodriguez and Jordanna Brewster in The Fast and The Furious movies
Connie Nielsen's Lucilla costume from Gladiator
Actual props featured in Snow White & The HuntsmanBattleship and Hollywoodland
Costumes and props from TV's Will & Grace sitcom
Bollywood themed costumes and props from the soap opera Passions
Plus original costumes and props from TV's In Plain Sight, House M.D., The Office, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock and Heroes

As you can see it was the usual treasure trove from the world of Hollywood's large and small screen.

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