'The Fault In Our Stars' Stolen Bench & 5 Other Movie Props That Disappeared
You may have heard already that the bench from The Fault in Our Stars was stolen from the Amsterdam street it once called home, and that no one noticed its disappearance for more than a month. A MONTH, guys. Clearly people were not paying much attention to this poor neglected bench, even though it had once been the scene of one of the most tragic moments in movie history.
Oh gosh, that scene. One second, guys, there's... there's something in my eye.
Back. Just when I thought I was over the Fault in Our Stars heartbreak, too.
The thing is, it's not crazy for people to abscond with a prop or article of clothing from a movie they've worked on. It's only natural that you should want a memento. I myself just snuck off with a pair of arm warmers from a film I shot a few weeks ago, but shhh, don't tell anyone.
But it's not just the cast and crew who get sticky fingers around props and costumes from movies they've worked on. Stealing movie props actually seems to be a bit of an epidemic in Hollywood.
Here are 5 iconic movie props that mysteriously vanished at the hands of thieves!
The Car From Pulp Fiction
Vincent Vega's sweet 1964 Cheville Malibu was not only a prop in Pulp Fiction, it was director Quentin Tarantino's car! So I'm sure he was doubly displeased when it was stolen from his house shortly after the movie came out. The craziest part? The thief didn't know he was stealing a movie prop!
The Slippers From The Wizard of Oz
Perhaps the most important pair of shoes in movie history were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005 by a thief who somehow managed to not set off the museum's alarms. Though those shoes— and whoever took them— are still at large, they were just one of seven pairs made for the movie; four of the others are safely stored at museums around the world.
The Golden Gun From The Man With the Golden Gun
Villain Scaramanga (Christopher Lee)'s titular gun was stolen from a film studio's storage unit in 2008, and it hasn't been recovered— a loss of an estimated ￡80,000. Yikes.
The Spidey Suit from Spider-Man
Back in 2001, when Tobey Maguire was still your friendly neighborhood Spiderman, four of the web-slinger's spandex suits were stolen directly from the set. Despite a reward being offered for their recovery, the costumes were never found.
Aragorn's Sword from Lord of the Rings
In 2012, Dallas Poll, the propmaster for the Lord of the Rings franchise, was robbed of a Stormtrooper costume, one of his prized possessions, and the sword he used as Aragorn's stunt double. I don't understand: one does not simply walk into a man's house and steal his LotR props!
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