Monday, February 3, 2014

Classic TV Props

First off,
Happy Women In Horror Recognition Month
&
Happy Year of the (Educated) Horse!


While gathering photos for that video,
I stumbled upon Mister Ed's legs!


Well, they aren't his, but they are real taxidermy horse legs,
which were used for close-up leg stunts on the show.

Back Lot Charlie has quite a collection of classic TV props.

Here's some of my favorites:

Iron Maiden prop from The Addams Family


Grandpa Munster's tuxedo and lab prop

Check out the rest of his collection here!

I just started the History of Horror TV class at DSU,
so stay tuned for a post on those spooky families soon!

12 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Great TV props, I'm not sure what to think of the taxidermy horse legs though :)

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  2. The birth of special effects! Fantastic makeup artists to be sure! xDebi

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  3. Those legs are kinda creepy... but I think at the time was the best option to emulate horse legs.
    The rest of the items are lovely, 2 of my favourite tv shows.

    xoxo
    Dani
    A Strangeness in me Blog

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  4. Thanks for the link to the Addams props, Holly! I'm going to have fun browsing that site! :) I've read that a lot of the fantastic props on the Addams set disappeared after the show wasn't renewed, so it's good to know some of them survived for a little show and tell. :)

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    1. You're quite welcome! I'm so glad some of them survived too.

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  5. It looks like Mr. Ed is locked in the pillory. What's he being punished for?

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    1. Maybe for talking too much? lol. I need to see that episode.

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  6. Horse legs, eh? Good for counting!

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    1. Okay, just choked on my coffee a little from laughing, Rhissanna! ;D

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  7. Winter, Prudence, and Dani ~ I'm glad you enjoyed these props! Sorry for creeping you out with the horse legs, but that's my job! lol. To post creepy curiosities that is. :)

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  8. Hey you´ve a great blog!
    Please check out mine and if you want we can follow each other
    here, on bloglovin and via GFC?
    Let me know, now it´s your turn!
    xoxo

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