With the amazing work going on here at he moment in regards to props from The Maltese Falcon,
i thought a dedicated thread might fly.......
It would be great to see what people have in their collections and anything else that relates
to the masterpiece. I`ll kick things off.
I was always entranced by the dialog in this film and never really saw it through a
collectors eyes until the announcments of the soon to be released magnificent props.
I wanted to put a display together to keep them, the wallet and dingus, together
so with only the space of a detolf shelf available, started looking around and came up with
Came across a location and period correct newspaper and apart from the purpose i needed it for
has been absolutely fascinating reading, especially to someone in Australia.
Found a very cheap modern candlestick telephone that is pretty much the same shape as Sams and
by replacing the pushbutton dial with the more correct period one i had left over from a
007 project and a coat of paint, will make a great,cheap prop.
The tobacco pouch which is also very similar to Sams came from ebay and i got four of them for
99c. Ive got 3 spare if anyone wants them. Only one of them has the correct round, bull tag.
The Brownie is from 1946 but is close enough, cant think of a detective who wouldnt have
a camera somewhere. It along with the cigerette case were my grandfathers so its good to keep
them active. The lighter was for my JB collection but will have to work something else there.
That pretty much fills up the shelf when the uber props arrive.