Thursday, December 8, 2011

TV and movie costumes, props and models on display at Universal Studios Hollywood in November 2011...

At the end of November I embarked on one of my regular pilgrimages to Universal Studios Hollywood to discover what eclectic delights they had on offer from their television and film archives.

NBC Universal Experience movie costume
and prop exhibit in November 2011
Universal movie costumesUniversal Studios Hollywood costume exhibit
After finally making it down the Desperate Housewives Wisteria Lane on the backlot Studio Tour I perused the latest selection of memorabilia from Universal's movies and NBC's TV shows, which included original outfits from the Fast and Furious film franchise, the latest Robin Hood movie and cult classics like The Blues Brothers.

Actual movie props from Paul and Your Highness on display
Paul and Your Highness movie propsPaul movie props
Your Highness flute prop
Included in this batch of movie props were items from the 2011 sci-fi comedy, Paul, and the flute used by Natalie Portman as 'Isabel' in the Medieval stoner comedy, Your Highness, from the same year.

Crystal Cave model from the Land of the Lost movie
Land of the Lost Crystal Cave film modelLand of the Lost Crystal Cave model
Also on display was this art department model from 2009's Land of the Lost movie remake, starring Will Ferrell. I always think it's so cool to see these behind-the-scenes production models which help give you a better insight into how these movies are made.

TV costumes, memorabilia and props from NBC television shows
NBC TV costume exhibit Nov 2011
From the world of television there were costumes and props from the worlds of House M.D., Law & Order, Friday Night Lights and even these rather macabre paintings from Rob Serling's Night Gallery from the late 60's to early 70's.

Paintings from Rod Serling's Night Gallery
Rod Serling's Night Gallery paintings
In the host's follow up to The Twilight Zone, these creepy canvases were used as ways to introduce the eerie tales of fantasy, horror and sci-fi on the show. The painting in the background is by Tom Wright for 1973's 'Something in the woodwork' episode.
Night Gallery painting prop
The painted canvas in the foreground is by artist Jerry Gebr, for The Sixth Sense TV series episode 'Dear Joan, we're going to scare you to death', which was edited and included in Rob Serling's Night Gallery for syndication.

On a lighter note here's an ice hockey costume featured in an episode of the U.S. remake of The Office TV show.

Costume worn by Steve Carell as Michael Scott in The Office
The Office Ice Hockey TV costume
Come back in the next few days for even more fantastic costumes and props on display, including:

The NBC Universal Experience in the Lower Lot
at Universal Studios Hollywood
NBC Universal Studio Archive
If you like these, be sure to also check out the Universal costume exhibits from February 2010, June 2010, January 2011 and March 2011.

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