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Roger J. Christian Offers Some Insights Into Original Prop Lightsabers from “Star Wars: A New Hope” (Update To NRA Museum / Graflex Flash / Ellis Props Articles)

June 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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This week Roger J. Christian, who won an Academy Award for his work as Set Decorator on Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), published a reader comment to one of my older articles concerning the prop lightsabers used in that first Original Trilogy film, and two featured at the NRA Museum acquired from Ellis Props.  I feel Mr. Christian’s information as principal production member directly involved in the props was definitely important to highlight here and memorialize as part of the ongoing dialogue concerning memorabilia in the marketplace that is characterized by some as “authentic” and “original” to the production, when that might not be the case. Read more

NRA National Firearms Museum “Hollywood Guns” TV and Movie Prop Catalog Supplements Exhibit

August 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As mentioned in past articles, the NRA’s National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia has been hosting a “Hollywood Guns” exhibit this year, and now a 46-page catalog of the pieces on display has been made available.  Many of these pieces have been featured on their “Curator’s Corner” video series. Read more

Latest in NRA’s “Curator’s Corner” Video Series Features Set of Movie Prop Guns from Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”

April 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The NRA’s National Firearms Museum has published another video as part of their “Curator’s Corner” series.  The latest features a set of hero pistols used in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning film,  The Departed (2006), including pieces used by Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, and Jack Nicholson. Read more

“No Country For Old Men” Silenced Shotgun Movie Prop Featured in NRA’s Latest “Curator’s Corner” Video

April 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The NRA’s National Firearms Museum has continued to publish new videos in their series called “Curator’s Corner”.  The latest features Anton Chigurh’s silenced shotgun from the Academy Award-winning film, No Country for Old Men by Joel and Ethan Coen. Read more

Stembridge Movie Guns Showcased in NRA’s National Firearms Museum “Curator’s Corner” Videos

November 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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The NRA’s National Firearms Museum has recently published some videos on YouTube related to original movie guns obtained from the Stembridge Collection (as sold by Little John’s Auction Service in 2007).  The series of installments, called “Curator’s Corner”, feature pieces attributed to Magnum P.I. and James Bond films. Read more

Ellis Props “Star Wars Luke Lightsaber” Update – Additional Photos

November 17, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

A short update regarding the lightsaber on display at the National Firearms Museum, originally sold by Ellis Props in their liquidation sale, characterized as an original prop from the Star Wars trilogy. Read more

Ellis Props “Star Wars Luke Lightsaber” Update – Comments from Jim Supica, Director of the National Firearms Museum

November 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Mr. Jim Supica, newly appointed Director of the National Firearms Museum, was kind enough to read the article published this week (see Ellis Props “Star Wars Luke Skywalker Lightsaber”?) about the lightsaber on display at the museum, originally sold by Ellis Props in their liquidation sale, characterized as an original prop from the Star Wars trilogy. Read more

Ellis Props “Star Wars Luke Skywalker Lightsaber”?

November 3, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

I recently came across a blog post about an “original prop Luke lightsaber” from Star Wars on display at the National Firearms Museum at the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Read more

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