Thursday, May 19, 2011

Action, romance and period movie props from Planet Hollywood Las Vegas...

From sci-fi, fantasy and horror to the movie props of action, espionage, westerns, musicals, comedy and romance. Today's installment features an eclectic mix of original props, models and memorabilia photographed on display at Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas on April 7, 2011.

Air traffic control tower model from Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2 Air traffic control tower propDie Harder air traffic control tower modelFirst up is a cool scale model of the air traffic control tower that features heavily in Bruce Willis's 1990 sequel to Die Hard, Die Hard 2: Die Harder. Once again it's Christmas Eve and this time terrorists have taken over the air traffic control system whilst John McClane's wife awaits to land at Washington Dulles International Airport with her plane running out of fuel.

Die Hard 2: Die Harder movie poster
Die Hard 2 movie poster
Next up is an original Egyptian sphinx set prop from 1963's Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor as the titular ruler of Egypt, alongside her future husband Richard Burton and Rex Harrison.

Egyptian sphinx movie prop from Cleopatra
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Cleopatra Egyptian sphinx film prop

Cleopatra movie poster
1963 Cleopatra movie posterAlso on display was this period dinner service used to help recreate the experience of traveling on a luxury cruise liner like the S.S. Titanic in 1912, used in James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster movie.

Dinner service movie props from Titanic
Titanic dining room film propsTitanic dining room movie props

Titanic movie poster
Titanic movie poster
From one romance movie to another, but this one a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, The King and I.

Yul Brynner's staff prop from The King and I
The King and I staff prop
This staff belong to 'King Mongkut of Siam', played by Yul Brynner in the 1956 movie.
The King and I movie poster
The King and I movie poster
Next are two firearm props from famous Clint Eastwood Westerns.

Clint Eastwood's Springfield rifle prop
from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Springfield rifle prop
First up is the Springfield rifle prop used by his character 'Blondie' in 1966's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly movie poster
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly poster
Next is the Colt pistol he uses in A Fistful of Dollars as wandering gunslinger 'Joe'.
Colt pistol used by Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars
Fistful of Dollars Colt pistolFistful of Dollars Colt pistol prop

A Fistful of Dollars movie poster
A Fistful of Dollars movie poster
From Westerns to comedies, and this specially printed prop money from the fictitious African country of Zamunda was used by Eddie Murphy in 1988's Coming to America.
Coming to America prop money
Coming to America prop moneyComing to America prop money

Coming to America movie poster
Coming to America movie posterPolice badges used by Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless in TV's popular Cagney & Lacey cop show, which ran for seven seasons from 1982 to 1988.

Cagney & Lacey TV show police badge props
Cagney and Lacey TV show police badgesCagney and Lacey prop police badges
The infamous New York female police detectives were based out of a fictional version of Manhattan's 14th Precinct.

TV cops Cagney & Lacey
Cagney and Lacey
From police badges to handcuffs and this set of handcuffs were used by Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke in the erotic drama from 1986, 9½ Weeks.

Handcuff prop from 9½ Weeks
9 1/2 Weeks handcuff props

9½ Weeks movie poster
9 1/2 Weeks movie posterFrom bedroom activities to more sporting interests and this baseball glove was used by Ray Liotta as baseball player, 'Shoeless Joe Jackson', in 1989's Field of Dreams.

Baseball mitt from Field of Dreams
Ray Liotta Baseball glove Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams movie poster
Field of Dreams movie poster
More musical memorabilia and this time a car side-lamp from 1968's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the movie about a magical car.

Car side-lamp from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang side lamp

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie poster
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie poster
Next up are two very different props from 1990 movie, Ghost. First is the Walther PPK .380 automatic pistol that killed Patrick Swayze's character 'Sam Wheat', making him a ghost.

Pistol prop used in Ghost
Ghost pistol movie prop

Clay pot props from Ghost
Ghost clay pots movie props
Secondly, also on display were some of the clay pots from the infamous love scene with Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, the Righteous Brothers 'Unchained Melody' and a potter's wheel.

Ghost movie poster
Ghost movie poster
Another piece of cinematic history was on show at Planet Hollywood Cafe, this time a wheel from a racing chariot used in 1959's historical epic, Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston in the titular role.

Chariot wheel from Ben-Hur
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Ben-Hur movie poster
Ben-Hur movie poster

Gold bar props from Goldfinger
007 Goldfinger gold bar props
Finally for all you James Bond enthusiasts here are two great 007 movie props. First are some gold bars used in 1964's Goldfinger, which starred Sean Connery as the British secret agent.

Goldfinger movie poster
Goldfinger James Bond movie poster
Next is a prop from the Roger Moore 007 era, and a rocket gun featured in The Spy Who Loved Me from 1977.

Rocket gun prop from The Spy Who Loved Me
Bond Spy Who Loved Me rocket gun
If you're a James Bond fan, be sure to also check out the Little Nellie autogyro featured inYou Only live Twice on display at the London Film Museum.

The Spy Who Loved Me movie poster
The Spy Who loved Me 007 poster
If you loved this assortment of original movie props be sure to check out the sci-fi and fantasy film props on display, plus if you're a horror fan these props from from classic and cult favourite scary movies.

Come back soon for even more authentic props and costumes on display at Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas.


  1. In the movie "The good the bad and the ugly", Blondie did not use that Springfield rifle totally incorrect.

    1. Sadly over the years since I've found that even with their celebrity connections and origins, not everything on display is always as it seems at Planet Hollywood


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