Sunday, December 26, 2010

Original True Grit movie costumes on display...

To promote the Coen Brothers 2010 remake of Western classic True Grit, ArcLight Hollywood and the Cinerama Dome cinemas both had fantastic displays of original costumes from the movie on December 24, 2010.
Original movie costumes on display from True Grit
True Grit movie costume exhibit
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True Grit movie costume display
Bear Man True Grit movie costume
Mary Zophres was responsible for Costume Design and helping to recreate the American Wild West world of True Grit.
True Grit movie billboard
True Grit movie billboard
Actual costume worn by Matt Damon
as La Beouf in True Grit
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In the movie Matt Damon plays Texas Ranger 'La Beouf'.
Costumes worn by Hailee Steinfeld as
Mattie Ross in True Grit
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True Grit Hailee Steinfeld movie costume
When the father of fourteen year old 'Mattie Ross', played by Hailee Steinfeld, is murdered by one of his hired hands she seeks out the help of a U.S. Marshal to help track down his killer.
Original outfits worn by Hailee Steinfeld
and Jeff Bridges in True Grit
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Jeff Bridges plays the drunken, one-eyed U.S. Marshall, 'Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn' (a role previously made famous in 1969 by iconic Cowboy film legend John Wayne), that helps the headstrong teenager.
Costume worn by Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit
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True Grit movie poster
True Grit movie poster
In the movie remake Josh Brolin stars as 'Tom Chaney', Mattie's father's killer and horse thief.
Actual costume worn by Josh Brolin as Tom Chaney in True Grit
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Josh Brolin True Grit costume
And finally this is the 'Bear Man' costume worn by Ed Lee Corbin.
The actor wears this mammoth bear-skin coat, complete with the creature's head as a sort of hat, in a short, but memorable scene in the movie when he encounters Mattie and Rooster Cogburn.
Bear Man costume worn by Ed Corbin in True Grit
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Universal's Lucille Ball TV Tribute - Part two...

In addition to all the wonderful outfits worn in shows like I Love Lucy and Here's Lucy, there was a fantastic array of personal effects, props and memorabilia as part of the Lucille Ball TV Tribute exhibit at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida on September 23, 2010.

Original Lucille Ball memorabilia on display
Here's Lucy TV memorabiliaHere's Lucy Director's Chair and robe
The entertainer's illustrious career spanned decades and this director's chair, robe and trunk are from her time backstage during the production of her third network television show, Here's Lucy, which ran from 1968 to 1974 on CBS.

I Love Lucy poster
I Love Lucy poster
Also on display were these fabulous cowboy boots worn in an episode of The Lucy Show, Lucille Ball's follow-up sitcom to I Love Lucy, which aired from 1962 to 1968.

Cowboy boots from The Lucy Show
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Also pictured with the boots is original artwork from her only Broadway musical show 'Wildcat', which the performer starred in at 48 years old and opened in 1960.

Wildcat musical poster
Cowboy Boots The Lucy ShowIn the I Love Lucy episode 'Ricky Loses his voice', Lucy accompanied herself on the ukulele while singing "Five Foot Two, Eyes of blue" at a show she and the Mertz's put together at the Tropicana Club.

Ukulele played in I Love Lucy
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Thimble tipped glove prop from I Love Lucy
Lucille Ball's Thimble tipped glovesThe tribute to the star of stage, screen and radio also featured magazine covers featuring Lucille Ball and hats that she wore during her successful career.

Lucille Ball magazine covers
Lucille Ball magazine covers
Hats worn by Lucille Ball on display
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Apparently the actress owned an extensive collection of fans, these are just two on display, which were often sent as gifts by admirers.

Fans from Lucille Ball's private collection
Lucille Ball's fans
Desi Arnaz was a famous Cuban-born American musician, actor and TV producer, who starred alongside Lucille Ball as her on-screen husband 'Ricky Ricardo' in I Love Lucy,whilst he was also married to her at the time in real life.

Desi Arnaz mementos on display
Desi Arnaz hats and conga drum
The hats are from an extensive collection that he used in his professional and personal life. The straw hat, along with the conga drum, made up Desi's trademark look.

Award Sword presented to Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz Award Sword
The sword pictured here was one of many awards he received for his work in television and for charity, and is inscribed "3rd Annual Latin American Fiesta Distinguished Citizen Award to Desi Arnaz, Tampa, Florida - 1977".

Speaking of awards, Lucille Ball, received many accolades in her distinguished career.

Lucille Ball's Emmy Awards on display
Lucille Ball's Emmy Awards
I Love Lucy and The Lucy Show were nominated thirteen times and won a total of five Emmys. The star was also awarded a special sixth Emmy, the Governor's Award, posthumously in 1989.
Lucille Ball's Emmys

Friday, December 17, 2010

Universal's Lucille Ball TV Tribute - Part one...

Lucille Ball was an award-winning American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, who is fondly remembered for her titular roles in the 1950's TV sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life With Lucy. To celebrate her accomplished body of work Universal Studios in Florida had this wonderful costume and memorabilia tribute to the star.

I Love Lucy TV Tribute at Universal Studios Orlando
I Love Lucy TV costume display
I Love Lucy TV costumes
I Love Lucy TV costume
Included in the costumes photographed on September 23, 2010, was the signature polka dot dress which has become a popular Halloween 'I Love Lucy' costume look.

I Love Lucy TV poster
I Love Lucy TV poster
Unfortunately the costume exhibit didn't have details for every outfit on display, as it would have been nice to see what shows and episodes they were from, so I hope you'll just enjoy their 1950's style.

Original Lucille Ball outfits on display
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I Love Lucy outfit
This black and white flapper dress pictured below was worn on by Lucy on Here's Lucy with guest star Jack Benny.

Lucille Ball's flapper dress from Here's Lucy
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Here's Lucy flapper dress
Come back soon for part two of the Lucille Ball TV Tribute, with more props, accessories, awards and memorabilia from the iconic entertainer's illustrious career.