That's the story I knew, they were trying to give it away, and no one took it, so they scrapped it.
Psycho's shower curtain, the Titanic and the elephant from Moulin Rouge
I don’t think anyone has been able to locate the original Galileo shuttle for several years. Last I read here on the RPF it has been presumed destroyed.
There's pics out there of the full size original Galileo shuttle rotting away in a junkyard.Not sure about the miniature.
How about the thing that dreams are made of? I'm talking about the Maltese Falcon, of course. I read somewhere that no one knows what happened to the original prop, and the design sketches for it also were lost.
IIRC, the James Bond Golden Gun was stolen a couple of years back.
The Maria robot costume from Metropolis was lost to fire
For a long time, I'd heard about how Kubrick ordered all of the props from 2001 ASO to be destroyed. Everything. The reason floating around was that he didn't want anyone to use them in any junk sci-fi movies that might follow... tarnishing the elegant imagery of 2001.
I can't recall exactly where I read this, but the poster had quoted some more recently published source that Kubrick didn't initially intend to destroy the props. The studio wouldn't let him keep any of them, unless he paid them. In disgust with this, given all the work he'd done on the film, he decided to just lay waste to everything. Has anyone else here heard of this?
The Hammerhead fighter mockup from "Space Above and Beyond"...
Where is the original Rosebud?
Kansas City Barbeque in the San Diego Gas Lamp District suffered a fire a few years back.
This was the diner they used to film the "sleazy bar" sequence, where Goose sings Great Balls Of Fire.
The juke box and the piano were actual furnishings in the joint. In fact, there was little or no set dressing or production/art department modifications. What you see in the film is/was pretty much what you have in the real place.
They had (rumored) a few props (Mavericks's helmet; again, rumored), but nothing overly significant, and not a huge collection. For the most part, it was a display of photographs taken during the production process.
I am fairly confident that the last time I visited the KC BBQ was post-fire. It was the same year the MR Falcon was unveiled at Comic-Con.
At any rate, my understanding and belief is that the piano still exists (survived the fire), as does the jukebox.
Check their web site that offers more detail.
Icidentally, Charlie's house - in Oceanside - is on its last legs, if even still there.
Their own web site did have a page dedicated to the fie, but looks like they've taken it down.
Wikipedia has info though...
Kansas City Barbeque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Every Star Trek Series has had the original captain's chair taken. In the cast shot from the Enterprise series, Archer's feet do not reach the ground; this is because the chair was stolen before the photo was taken and the stunt chair was used instead.
I onwed/own a pair of george clooney shoes from goodnight and good luck...they have been lost in the nightmare that is my garage/storage area...seriously all i have left is the coa
one of the gat ways from the origional king kong, was burnt down in gone with the wind, well thats what a freind of mine sayed any way but then again I could have been trolled. but all of the origional spider pit (an allready lost scene but the puppets were used as props in other fims) puppets and armatures were lost HOWEVER king kongs origional armature still exists (it is protected in a vault some where) Peter Jackson wanted to buy it and the current owner said no.
Don't molds of the original Jaws animatronics still exist and were once used for the theme parks?
I also heard the Kong gate was burned down as part of the 'burning city' scene in Gone with the Wind.
And Bob Burns owns the original Kong armature, and occasionally takes it out on tours. He brought it to Wonderfest one year. Bob also owns one of the original motion trackers from Alien. He collects and preserves a lot of stuff for 'us.'
I am curious. What happened to the original shark props used to make jaws? Did one really get lost in the ocean?
According to RPF threads I've followed, the first few park sharks were made from the original Bruce mold (as was the one that is currently displayed atop a junkyard sign), but when that mold gave out a new sculpt was made, and thus there is no longer any lineage to the film sharks in the Universal attractions.
I forget what happened to the film sharks--remember, they were only finished on one side to allow for armature attachments on the side opposite the camera, so they wouldn't have been displayed or used in the parks.
The Kong wall was was originally built for Cecil B. Demille's "King of Kings" (1927), on the Culver lot. It was indeed burned down for Gone With The Wind--it's the structure falling down behind Rhett leading the horse cart with Scarlett on it.