Monday, April 20, 2009

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

In addition to the fantastic cars from the Fast & Furious movies, you can also find other movie props and costumes on display at Universal Studios Hollywood

1973 Best Picture Oscar for The Sting 
on display at Universal Studios Hollywood
Oscar for Best Picture 1973 - The Sting
As regular visitors to Jason in Hollywood will known I like to get a glimpse of all the juicy behind-the-scenes sights and sounds I can, so here is the first in a three part installment of fabulous movie memorabilia for you to enjoy...

Psycho owl movie prop and jacket costume
This is the actual jacket worn by Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 horror movie Psycho, plus an original stuffed owl movie prop.
Psycho stuffed Owl and Norman Bates jacket movie costume

Back to the Future
Back to the Future train miniature movie prop
These are miniature models used in the special effects for the Back to the Future movie franchise (the third installment I believe). Above is the modified steam train from the old wild west and below is the infamous time-traveling DeLorean car.
Back to the Future DeLorean car model movie prop

The Mule transport from Serenity
Above and below is the original 'Mule' transport from Joss Whedon's sci-fi 'western in space' movie Serenity, which was the follow up to short-lived (but intriguing) Firefly TV series.
Serenity movie vehicle prop - Mule

The Mummy and The Mummy Returns
The Mummy costume and props
This is the movie costume for Rachel Weisz character, Evelyn Carnahan, and props from the first film in The Mummy franchise, whilst below is the 'Dusenberg' car from The Mummy Returns sequel.
The Mummy Returns Dusenberg car prop

Apollo 13
Apollo 13 space capsule movie prop
Above is the Apollo 13 space capsule from Ron Howard's 1995 movie about the aborted lunar landing in 1971, based on the true story events of the crew, mission control and their families.

Below is the actual space flight suit worn by Tom Hanks, playing Jim Lovell, in the movie.
Tom Hanks Apollo 13 movie costume
And here are the rest of the crew all suited up, and me along for the ride.
Apollo 13 movie capsule and crew

The Bourne Identity and Bourne Ultimatum
Bourne Identity and Ultimatum movie vehicles
Here I am with the vintage red Austin Mini-Cooper driven by Matt Damon through Paris in The Bourne Identity and the Honda motorcycle from the car chase scene through Tangier in the third film in the franchise, The Bourne Ultimatum

And last but not least for today, here's a picture of the Wisteria Lane where the TV series Desperate Housewives is filmed. They had a closed set for the filming during our Studio Tour of the Universal backlot. 
Desperate Housewives Wisteria Lane closed set filming at Universal Studios
Come back tomorrow for more great movie costumes and props including: more Coraline stop-motion models, original Frost/Nixon, Bridget Jones and Mamma Mia costumesKing Kong models and classic E.T. props.

See you then movie fans... 

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