Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Movie costumes and props on display at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part three...

Today is the final installment of my round-up of the movie costumes and props on display at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios movie costumes
So far we've seen memorabilia from classic movies such as Back to the Future, Psycho, E.T., Apollo 13, The Mummy, Bridget Jones's Diary, and recent hit films like Mamma Mia and Frost/Nixon, along with stop-motion animation models from Coraline and much more.

MILK movie costumes on display at Universal Studios
Here are some costumes from the 1970's inspired movie MILK set in San Francisco.

Sean Penn won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 81st Annual Academy Awards for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, in this biopic of the assassination of the ground-breaking gay rights activist.  

The outfit on the left below is worn by James Franco as Harvey Milk's gay lover Scott Smith, and on the right are the clothes worn by Emile Hirsch as young gay campaigner Cleve Jones
MILK film costumes

Hellboy 2 models and make-up props
Here are a selection of mythical creature models and animatronic masks from Guillermo del Toro's fantastical Hellboy II - The Golden Army. Below is the head of cave troll, Mr. Wink.
Hellboy 2 Wink stunt head prop
Hellboy 2 Wink monster prosthetic head
This deceptively cute little critter is a Tooth Fairy, who looks so innocent, but in the movie is part of a ravenous swarm of tooth fairies, in a twisted take on this mythological character.  
Hellboy 2 Tooth Fairy model
This animatronic creature head below is a Tadpole Vendor from the film's imaginatively bizarre 'Troll Market'.
Hellboy 2 animatronic tadpole vendor head
Finally, this is Hellboy's 'Big Baby' gun. Luckily Ron Perlman, who plays Hellboy, is a strong guy and able to comfortably wield this impressive weapon.
Hellboy 2 Big Baby gun movie prop

Leatherheads
Leatherheads motorcycle and sidecar
Above is the motorcycle and sidecar driven by George Clooney in the 1920's romantic comedy football movie Leatherheads

Gladiator
Russell Crowe's Gladiator movie costume
This is the Roman gladiatorial costume worn by Russell Crowe as Maximus in Ridley Scott's Gladiator movie.
Roman Gladiator cast movie costumes
The intricate dress and robe below is Connie Nielsen's costume for her character, Lucilla, the love interest for Maximus in the movie.
Connie Nielson's Lucilla Gladiator film costumeOriginal Gladiator movie costumes

Elizabeth - The Golden Age
Elizabeth II - The Golden Age movie costume
This beautifully ornate dress is a period costume from Elizabeth - The Golden Age.

War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds plane crash movie set
These final pictures are from the original plane crash set in Steven Spielberg's 2005 War of the Worlds remake, starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning
War of the Worlds plane crash set
The wreckage is from an actual airplane and apparently cost millions of dollars to recreate and can be found on the Universal Studios behind-the-scenes Tour.
Studio movie set for War of the Worlds

And there you have some of the wealth of movie memorabilia on display at Universal Studios Hollywood. Are you as surprised as I was? 
Universal Studios Hollywood wall of fame
I was just expecting a theme park with some fun rides, but discovered much more.
Universal Studios Hollywood mural of fame
It's well worth the visit and now that I have my Annual Pass I'm sure I'll be returning soon to check out more Hollywood movie secrets...

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