March 17, 2008

UNLESS THE WIFE WILL LET ME KEEP "THE GENERAL" IN THE YARD...:

What piece of Hollywood history would you most like to own? (Daily Telegraph, 3/17/08)

A Star Trek phaser, a man-sized extraterrestrial from Aliens and Austin Powers’ orange suit will be auctioned in California later this month..

The sale, which features 1,000 lots, including film props and publicity material, is expected to raise millions of pounds. A rare poster advertising the 1933 film of King Kong is expected to go for over £123,000.

What piece of Hollywood history would you most like to own?


The figures Boo Radley carved, Daniel Dravot's Masonic charm, and the copy of Tom Sawyer that Clarence gave George.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 17, 2008 2:09 PM
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Claudette Colbert, circa 1934.
Ann-Margaret, circa 1965.

Posted by: Bryan at March 17, 2008 2:57 PM

The letters of transit, the intercostal clavicle and Jack Cates' Cadillac convertible.

Posted by: Ibid at March 17, 2008 3:11 PM

The miniature Stonehenge from Spinal Tap.

Posted by: ted welter at March 17, 2008 3:18 PM

The city of Edoras (including, most particularly, Eowyn).

The 9mm Browning Hi-Power that Rick plugged Major Strasser with.

HMS Surprise

The original render files and software for The Incredibles

Original cel art for One Froggy Evenning

Posted by: Mike Morley at March 17, 2008 3:54 PM

The Hannibal Twin 8, or the Leslie Special

Posted by: Brandon at March 17, 2008 4:30 PM

Dibs on the Maltese Falcon!

Posted by: Guy T. at March 17, 2008 4:45 PM

Sorry for the multiposts. I really don't know what is going on. I have been having the durndest time posting to this board since I switched to Linux Firefox.

Posted by: ted welter at March 17, 2008 4:56 PM

The 9mm Browning Hi-Power that Rick plugged Major Strasser with.

Wow. I missed that detail -- I'll be sure to look for it next time!!

In a similar vein, the Colt .45 Single Action Army model revolvers John Wayne owned and used in a bunch of his Westerns.

And the modified Broomhandle Mauser "Blaster" used by Hans Solo in Star Wars. . . .

Posted by: Twn at March 17, 2008 5:55 PM

Ted-
It's not you, it's Orrin's blog. There's some 'bot that will delete duplicate posts so they won't hang out long.

When I was in college I built a hot-wire Styrofoam cutter for the theater department. One of the first items I built (to test the equipment, mind you) was an 18 inch Stonehenge. Looked great, once I got it painted. I had almost as much fun with that as I did with my home-made fog machine.

Posted by: Bryan at March 17, 2008 6:13 PM

Airwolf.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at March 17, 2008 7:10 PM

Either a nuclear powered DeLorian or Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at March 17, 2008 7:31 PM

Wonderboy. (And I'd buy the Red Balloon for OJ so I could watch him torture it.)

Posted by: Foos at March 17, 2008 8:36 PM

Chingachgook's axe

Chuck Yeager's Leather Jacket

The amulet used to find the Well of Souls

Posted by: Matt Cohen at March 17, 2008 9:08 PM

Heh... both the DeLorean and the Raiders amulet (a.k.a. the headpiece of the Staff of Ra) made my short list. Also, the omnipresent ashtray from Creepshow and the Voight-Kampff machine from Blade Runner. But I still stand by my final answer.

Posted by: Guy T. at March 17, 2008 9:32 PM

The Batmobile. Not from the movies, from the TV series.

Posted by: Bartman at March 18, 2008 10:55 AM
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