When we think of certain iconic movies, we can almost always list the big scenes, actors, and movie props used in making the film popular. Iconic movies almost always have props that people can instantly identify. These movie props become novelty items like figurines, symbols, signs, statues, and other collectibles. However, sometimes those replica items aren't good enough for some people. They need the real thing. Let's look at a list of movie props that have been either lost or stolen from storage warehouses or museums.
The map that led this group of curious boys on an unforgettable treasure hunt is among the list of props that were misplaced. Actor Sean Astin was able to take one prop home after the film wrapped, and he chose this treasure map. However, a few years later, his mother accidentally threw it in the trash, mistaking it for a scrap piece of paper. This has yet to be found.
This one may seem like a difficult one to replace. How does one lose a car? However, it happened. The famous Aston Martin DB5 used in the making of this James Bond movie has transferred hands many times. Finally, it ended up in the possession of a Florida entrepreneur who stored it in an aircraft hangar. In 1997, he reported the car missing from the hangar. Some people claim that they’ve seen this car on the streets, but it has yet to be returned to its rightful owner.
Even though there were a few pairs of ruby slippers used in the iconic Judy Garland musical, one pair was stolen from the Judy Garland exhibit in Minnesota in 2005. This pair of slippers is still missing. In fact, in 2015, a $1 million reward was offered for any information about these slippers in hopes that someone will come forward with this beloved movie prop.
Almost everyone can instantly identify the suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the 2008 remake of Iron Man. This suit reportedly took hours for Downey to get into when filming each day, as they wanted the suit to appear as authentic as possible. While it was being stored in a prop warehouse, it went missing one day. The LAPD actually launched an investigation to discover any information about what happened.
These are some iconic movie props that have been either misplaced or stolen and have yet to be found to this date. These movie props carry the legacy and reputation of iconic movies, and they live on despite being lost. This just shows us how critical movie props can be in creating a movie's reputation and legacy. If you are interested in quality movie props, contact Precision Drivers of Atlanta today to hear about how we can help you.