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WATCH: Highlights of "Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television " at the Henry Ford Museum

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Tuesday, 16 December, 2008 0:28 AM

Film and Television costumes exhibit is on display thru Jan. 11 at the Henry Ford Museum

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"Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television" is a traveling exhibit that made a stop in Dearborn, Mich.

by Jason Rzucidlo
americajr@americajr.com

 

WATCH: Highlights of "Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television " at the Henry Ford Museum

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DEARBORN, Mich. -- "Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television" features more than 40 costumes, props and automobiles that were used in some of Hollywood's biggest films and television shows. The exhibit runs through Jan. 11 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Terminator are among the films with memorabilia included in the exhibit. There are also items used in the television shows Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica.

"It's a wonderful look at how different aspects of costume design are done," said Jeanine Miller, curator of domestic life at the Henry Ford Museum. "All the things that costume designers have to think about when they create a costume. It's also really exciting to stand next to a costume from one of your favorite films."

This is a traveling exhibit that opened in early October and continues thru the middle of January. It was organized by the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle.

"We have the Wicked Witch of the West hat from The Wizard of Oz, and for the Star Wars fans, we have Darth Vader himself," said Miller. "I think everybody has their own particular favorite. People will find their favorite thing here."

Museum goers will notice two exclusive vehicles at the Henry Ford Museum that were not a part of the other stops. The Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton in the 1989 Batman film and the 1992 Batman Returns film is being shown. The 1959 Cadillac ambulance from the Ghostbusters movies is also being displayed here.

Some of the other items included in the exhibit are the Holy Grail chalice from the motion picture Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, T1000 Facemask from the motion picture Terminator 2: Judgment Day, “Jerry” mask from the motion picture Enemy Mine, Proton Pack and Proton Pack Utility Belt from the motion picture Ghostbusters II and the Luke Skywalker Hero Lightsaber from the motion picture Star Wars.

"The 1960s TV series Star Trek was a pretty low-budget television program and the costumes for the most part were simple," said Miller. "They were simple tunics, that could be purchased easily, didn't cost a lot of money, but they also gave a very modern, futuristic look to the characters. The costumes were all color-coded and had symbolism that we would recognize today."

The Henry Ford Museum is open seven days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for youth; members and children four and under are free. For more information please call (313) 982-6001 or visit www.TheHenryFord.org.


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There are over 40 costumes, props and other memorabilia within the exhibit.

 

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Some of the costumes were made for heroes, villains, caped crusaders and science fiction characters.

 

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

A Spider-Man statue is located outside the main entrance to the exhibit.

 

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

Wicked Witch of the West hat from the motion picture The Wizard of Oz.

 

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

Bermans & Nathans brown leather jacket worn by Harrison Ford in the motion picture Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

 

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