There's always something interesting to see at the NBC Universal Experience exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood, but I have to say the archivists have outdone themselves this time with some real treasures on display yesterday, including costumes from three of the five Oscar nominated films for Best Costume Design from the 85th Academy Awards.
and more besides.
ParaNorman stop-motion animation exhibit
Oscar-winning opera gowns worn by Keira Knightley and Ruth Wilson in Anna Karenina
Paco Delgado's Oscar-nominated Fantine dress from Les Misérables worn by Anne Hathaway
Colleen Atwood Oscar-nominated coronation dress from Snow White & The Hunstman worn by Kristen Stewart
Roy Scheider's police uniform and concept sketches from Jaws
Golden Army Egg prop from Hellboy 2
Cheerleader outfit from Fast Times at Ridgemont Hiigh
Alexander Skarsgård's Navy uniform and missile prop from Battleship
Erykah Badu's Queen Mousette dress from Blues Brothers 2000
Eminem rap battle costume from 8 Mile
Merc ship miniature from The Chronicles of Riddick
Will Ferrell's costume and soccer trophy from Kicking & Screaming
Assassin weapon props from Wanted
As a little tease of things to come I'll leave you with this original prop featured in 2011's thriller Hanna, which starred Saoirse Ronan as a teenager raised to be the perfect assassin by her father Eric Bana.
I'm excited to share all these discoveries with you so stay tuned for more Hollywoodland magic.