Props and costumes

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Remember these?








  2. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock!

    I have a guess for pic number 1:

    Great topic!

  3. Alyssa-Admin

    Alyssa-Admin Active Member

    Anybody else finding the leg lamp rather disturbing???? :)
  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here are my guesses:

    1. The Wizard of Oz

    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark

    3. ?

    4. Maltese Falcon

    5. One of Audrey Hepburn's movies

    6. Grease

    7. A Christmas Story
  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Alyssa, Think of the lampshade as a skirt and a lady standing on one leg! :)
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Right, Diane. The ruby slippers are probably the most famous props
    in movie history. I think in this case they are both costume and props
    since they play a crucial part in the story. I read a book on the ruby
    slippers a couple decades ago. There were several pairs. In the book,
    BTW, the slippers were silver. MGM changed them to ruby because
    they wanted to exploit the beauty of the new technicolor film process.

    Congratulations, GB. You got most of them. Number three is the necklace
    from Titanic. Gloria Stewart was the old lady seen at the beginning and then, at the
    end of the film when she drops the necklace into the Atlantic. Stewart was
    in lots of films in the 30s and 40s. I read her biography a few years back. Her
    great desire was to be in a film that people would remember.

    At the age of 87 Stewart was nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actress.
    The oldest nominee for an actor ever. Gloria Stewart died in 2010 at the age of 100.

    I think the reason number 5 is hard to identify is that the pic is too small. I
    don't know if it's possible to adjust the size of these pics or not. If you could
    see the image better, you would recognize Scarlet and Rhett walking with
    their daughter Bonnie Blue. The picture is of a music box. Sale price $44.

    Yes, the leg lamp is from Christmas Story, America's beloved holiday
    film. Josh Sundquist is a paralympian who lost a leg to cancer when he
    was in grade school. For some years he has been coming up with wild
    Halloween costumes. Here are two of them.

    You should all win an Oscar. Or at least a kiss from Uncle Oscar.



  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, All!

    Rock, that was fun, even though I only remembered the RUBY SLIPPERS.

    Great job, GB!!!!!!!

    Here's a few more movie "images" --

    NAME THE MOVIE, NAME THE STAR..............



    3)-- extra points for naming the feline



    6) ----- FROM A TV SHOW

    Good luck!

    Have Fun! :)

    Diane :D
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2015
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock and Diane, Yep, Dorothy had it right, there is, indeed, no place like home. I just got back from another doctor visit and boy, am I glad to be home again. :) Three down, two to go.

    Diane, 1) The Bates Motel in Psycho, Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

    2) Mailyn Monroe, Seven Year Itch.

    3) ?

    4) Barbra Streisand, Hello Dolly (?)

    5) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes.

    6) Happy Days, Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham.

  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Way to go, GB!!!! And you're right -- "there's no place like home!" Good luck with your remaining doc appts.

    OK FOLKS --

    For the game above we have a "?" for 3) and a "?" after 4). GB's other guesses were correct! (I won't comment on 4) yet.)

    Here's more ---------

    7) ---------- TV



    10) ----------TV

    Have fun!

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2015
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey! Nice quiz, Diane. And good work by GB. I don't recognize that cat movie either.
    I thought it might be "That Darn Cat", but the feline therein was a Siamese. There
    was an orange cat in Breakfast at Tiffany's but that movie was B & W.

    With regard to the second quiz, have no idea who the royal kids are. Donny and
    Marie? Number 8 is Kate Hepburn and Spencer Tracey. They had an affair
    that lasted for decades until he died. Spencer was married. Some people
    said he was a good Catholic 'cause he wouldn't divorce his wife.

    The last two I'll leave for someone else. It would be kinda odd if I were
    to act like a cur and grab all the glory.

    BTW, here's a joke from the Universal Studio Tour. The Bates house is on
    a hill. The tour tram drives by at the bottom of the hill. The guide says, "If
    you look closely you can see various paths going around the house. They
    are called psychopaths."

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  11. Willow77

    Willow77 Active Member

    I think 9 is "The King and I". or "Anna and the king of Siam". I have heard both titles
    and 10 looks like "The Odd Couple."
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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    Number 7 is one of my all time favorite tv productions. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella with Leslie Ann Warren and Stuart Damon.

    8) Hepburn and Tracey

    9) The King and I or Anna and the King.

    10) The Odd Couple tv show, Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.

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  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    This is fun Diane! :)
  14. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody!

    You all get an A+, all were answered correctly!

    3) Breakfast at Tiffany's. Rock, I think the movie was released in color. BTW, the cat's name was Orangey, its name in the movie: Holly Golightly called him CAT.'s_(film)

    4) GB had a question mark. Yep, it's Hello Dolly!

    7) Cinderella! I loved to watch it, every year it was re-broadcast.

    8) Hepburn and Tracy -- promo pic for the movie DESK SET (one of my faves).

    It's funny, 'cause I tried to look up movie props and costumes. And I couldn't find any pics. Only pics with the actors/actresses included. So that's why I changed the game, just a bit. :)

    I'm trying to think of more movies, shows, pics, props. So, I may be back later with more.

    Thanks for playing!!!

    Hugs, Diane
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2015
  15. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody!

    Since y'all liked this continuation of Rock's game --

    Here's more!





    15) ---------------TV SHOW

    16) --Movie, but who makes a cameo appearance? Extra credit for naming the movie too!

    Enjoy! Good luck guessing!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs, Diane

    PS: Rock, do you have any more props/costumes to post? If so, please do!!!! :)

    Last edited: Jun 5, 2015
  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, I keep hearing that song playing in my head, the one from Cinderella, "ten minutes ago I saw you, I looked up when you came through the door...."

    I saw Desk Set again a few years ago on TV. Wasn't that the one with the computer in it? Very early computer that is.

    My guesses:

    11) Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock), with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly

    12) Singing in the Rain, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor.

    13) Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley.

    14) Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, or What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. ? Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

    15) Leave it to Beaver, the Cleaver's.

    16) ?

  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids
    I think you got 'em all right, GB. That last movie pic looks familiar. I think I saw
    it recently on the TCM channel. The Trouble With Harry. Shirley Maclaine's first
    film, I think. I wonder if Hitchock was annoyed with her. In her opening scenes you
    never get a good look at her face. Always a side view as she's going out a door or
    something. Anyway the picture posted is similar even if it's not from the TTWH. (Not
    one of Hitch's masterpieces like North By Northwest, Psycho, Rear Window.)

    Here's some movie stuff you can try your hand (or head) at.




    Above is a famous hotel that was the scene of part of a movie. A scene from the movie is on the right. Don't ask me how it got there over there. That's not where I had the cursor. I can't get it to move either.

    It's hard to find movie pics that are not too big or too small. And many of them have the name of the picture in the picture. Anyhoo Gordon and I played in a Bridge Tournament in the historic hotel (Presidents and Ambassadors and millionaires stay there). The clerks at the front desk are terribly snotty BTW.

    I looked for more props, but couldn't find any good pics. I wanted to show a
    scene from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and one from The Unsinkable Molly Brown. I read
    that the same brass bed was used in both films. And we all recall that Liz and
    Debbie shared something else (a hubby).

    And here's a big star from the days of my yute.


    And here's another star who used to swim with her.




    That's All, Folks. [​IMG]
  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    The only one I recognize is Esther Williams in the swimsuit. The guy who used to swim with her may be Johnny Weissmuller.

    I recognize Marilyn Monroe but not sure about the film, maybe Some Like it Hot?

    The hotel is the Hotel del Corondado.

    Is the bugeyed guy Marty Feldman in one of Mel Brooks movies?

    And maybe a little Freddy Grueger thrown in? GB
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2015
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Another triumph for GB. All your answers are correctamundo (except
    for the typo on Freddy Krueger). In Esther Williams autobiography she
    reports that she and Weissmuller appeared in some sort of aqua show before
    she became a film star. She said Johnny was always trying to get fresh with
    her underwater.

    Hotel del Coronado and Some Like it Hot are Correct. Marty Feldman played
    Igor in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Both of these films are on various
    lists as best comedies, etc. And here's an interesting note about props. Wikipedia
    says much of the lab equipment from the Original Frankenstein movie (1931)
    was used again for the Mel Brooks film 43 years later.

    There were several Nightmare on Elm Street films with Robert Englund playing
    the man with the glove in all of them for the first 25 years.

    I guess that's all the pics except the first one of the two kids which is from one of the
    most popular films of the 60s. Mel Blanc's tombstone is in the Hollywood Forever
    cemetery along with the graves and ashes of numerous stars. It is located in
    Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd. immediately behind Paramount Studio. There
    is no admission charge, but if you want a map showing where the stars are now,
    it costs $5. (One isn't really needed. You can just walk around and read the
    inscriptions.) I personally am in favor of cremation, but Gordon says you need to
    be buried so loved ones have a place to visit. I already have composed my epitaph:
    Here's Lies Rock. He never did much, but he did the best he could.

    The End
    Made in Hollywood

    That's what it says at the end of many MGM films. But, like so
    much of Hollywood, it's an illusion. MGM was not located in
    Hollywood. It was in Culver City which is about ten miles South.

  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Was the film with the kids, Mary Poppins, or maybe Bedknobs and Broomsticks? Okay, so do I get an A- for the typo? :) I always liked Esther Williams movies. She was so sweet and she was the most graceful swimmer. Like a ballerina.

    When I lived in Fla. I had a friend that had been one of the 'mermaids' at Weeki Watchi Springs underwater show. I'm not much of a swimmer so I always marveled at folks who were comfortable underwater. GB