Milky Whites: The Struggle of Putting a Cow Onstage
The 1987 musical Into the Woods weaves together several stories from the Brothers Grimm into one production. One of those stories is Jack and the Beanstalk, in which Jack trades his cow named Milky White for magic beans. The cow figures heavily in the rest of the story, so every stage production has a Milky White. The musical is quite popular, and is performed by high schools and community theater groups across the US. And they all have to put a cow on stage.Not every production has the budget or the talent to put a professionally-designed cow on stage, so imagination is the main ingredient. The website Low Budget Milky Whites is dedicated to chronicling the most, um, imaginative ways that Milky White is played in Into the Woods.
George Clooney's Batsuit Up for Auction
While many critics consider the 1997 film Batman and Robin to be the worst of the Batman films, it will always be notable for the costume that George Clooney wore as the Caped Crusader. The suit actually had nipples. No one is all that sure why, but it's the only thing that people remember and continue to discuss about the movie. And that suit can now be yours. It's part of an auction of Hollywood props, costumes, and memorabilia from Heritage Auctions to be held July 23-24. The listing for the Batsuit has a description that may explain why the opening bid is $40,000.George Clooney "Batman" Screen Worn Costume Display from Batman & Robin (Warner Bros., 1997). Original screen worn superhero costume display constructed of cast foam latex, vinyl, resin components, leather, and other mixed media elements. All expertly painted, finished, and assembled on a life-size poseable mannequin with hyper-realistic George Clooney head with prosthetic grade false eyes. Costume pieces include hero signature cowl, full length superhero cape with 2-cape clips, muscle tunic with signature "Batman" icon on the chest, muscled tights, peaked and finned gauntlet gloves, and knee-high character boots. The cowl and cape are both marked "GC" for George Clooney and originally came from the Warner Bros. Archives.The auction will also offer the Joker costume worn by Jack Nicholson in the 1989 Batman, a Xenomorph costume from Alien vs. Predator, and there's some Star Wars stuff for sale, too.
The 84-year Journey of Dorothy's Dress
When The Wizard of Oz was filmed in 1938, Judy Garland wore several blue-and-white gingham dresses in her role as Dorothy Gale. Four of them are know to exist. One particular dress that she wore during the scene in which Dorothy confronts the Wicked Witch of the West went missing for fifty years! The dress, along with the white blouse that goes with it, was on the verge of being thrown out during a clean out at Catholic University of America when it was rescued, but then sat for several more months before anyone checked it out. The university sent the dress to Bonhams to go up for auction. There, director of popular culture Helen Hall went to work to authenticate the dress. She studied the dress inch by inch and watched the movie frame by frame, and concluded that it was authentic. But as soon as the dress was announced to be included in the May 24th auction, a lawsuit popped up to stop it. This dress is now in limbo until the case is settled, but it might fetch between $800,000 and $1.2 million. Read the story of the dress and its pending sale at Atlas Obscura.#TheWizardofOz #moviememorabilia #dress #costume #auction #Dorothy
Portland Pickles Relish the Good News That Their Mascot Dillon T. Pickle has Been Found
Portland Pickles fans can breathe a sigh of relief, for Dillon T. Pickles is at last coming home!The beloved mascot went missing when it was misplaced during a recent flight. The airline did return the mascot to the baseball team’s office; the package was dropped off at their premises after business hours. This was how the mascot got snatched out from their front porch.Search for Dillon was immediately underway. Sports team mascots all over the country also joined up in posting to get the word out. Finally, the Pickles announced on Thursday that Dillon had been found on a TriMet bus and dropped off at a Voodoo Doughnut in Southeast Portland. Thankfully, he was alive and well, despite a few bruises.#PortlandPickles #pickle #mascot #costume #baseball #Portland
A Uniquely Amazing General Grievous Costume
This is not a robot. This is a man in a General Grievous costume, a notoriously difficult character for cosplay, designed by Wicked Armor. It's easily a foot taller than the person inside. You almost expect him to pull out multiple lightsabers and start spinning them! Can you figure out how it works? The wearer is completely concealed within the cape lining. He's wearing a headband that controls the Grievous head. There are more details at the sales page. Yes, you can buy this! But it's priced for serious cosplayers or professionals, and you might have to wait a while because it's not exactly mass-produced. But it could well be worth waiting for, since the design is being upgraded for ever more accuracy. -via Everlasting Blort#StarWars #General Grievous #costume #cosplay
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