As it's approaching that crazy Summer period when tourists flock to Universal Studios Hollywood in their thousands, I thought I'd pop along and check out what new film and TV treasures the archivists have dug out of storage to delight the theme park's visitors this season.
One of the things I love the most about the NBC Universal Experience exhibit is the mix of old and new movies and shows, contemporary and classic pieces on display, like this lovely dress designed by Edith Head for Alfred Hitchcock's muse, Tippi Hedren.
The wolf carving is used by Jon Favreau and Kristin Davis in the movie as they are pack animals, the donkey guide belongs to Vince Vaughn and Malin Akerman as they are both stubborn and the rabbit is for Kristen Bell and Jason Bateman's characters because they overcome obstacles in their way.
This is just a selection of what's on offer at Universal Studios Hollywood from their cinematic and televisual vaults, so be sure to stick around for more discoveries, including:
Original film costumes from the Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club
Channing Tatum's Roman centurion costume and shield prop from The Eagle
Robotic Cylons from TV's Battlestar Galactica and Caprica
Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly costume and props from the Back to the Future Trilogy
Simon Pegg's film costume from The World's End
Original props featured in TV's Warehouse 13
An animatronic Triceratops and props from the Jurassic Park movies
Costumes worn in TV's Psych by James Roday and Dulé Hill
Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde movie costumes from Endless Love
Clive Owen's costume and film props from Children of Men
Megan Hilty's dazzling Ivy Lynn dress from NBC's musical TV series Smash
Melissa McCarthy's movie costume from Identity Thief
Denzel Washington's movie costume from American Gangster
Stop-motion animation figures, concept sketches, models and more from The Boxtrolls
Original costumes on display including outfits from the
I always think people discount this attraction when they visit, preferring the excitement of the rollercoasters and simulator rides, but when the public does discover this treasure trove of delights it's always interesting to see and hear their reactions when they glimpse something from a favourite film or TV show.