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Behind the Scenes Stories of Famous Props

Updated 27 Nov 2019 1.4m views17 items

Film props are not just randomly placed objects on a movie set. Many props hold significant meaning and add to the theme of a story. The most iconic movie props tell a tale on their own, like Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. They're not just any ordinary pair of shoes: they represent Dorothy finally being able to return home to Kansas, but they also convey a feeling of nostalgia. Movie props in and of themselves can define a film. 

Some of these legendary props sold for millions of dollars. You may be surprised to learn that the most expensive film prop sold at auction doesn’t involve a British spy or an underwater vehicle. Think that John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon was an intriguing mystery with twists and turns? The Maltese Falcon prop’s story is just as mysterious.

From the famed DeLorean to a certain notorious wood chipper to how Michael Myers’s mask was constructed for Halloween, these behind the scenes stories of props are sure to delight any movie fan.
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