Anthony Adverse, Miniature Carriage

original model / miniature

An exact miniature of the full sized Landau carriage seen in the film in the race through the Alps. This model bears many WB marks and stamps, and originated from Fred Jackman, the founder of the WB process department. Jackman is credited with making the first models for trick photography and was a pioneer cameraman breaking into films with Harold Lloyd and Hal Roach in the teens. He later became the go to guy for FX shots. This film, which was WB's longest and most expensive up to that time, was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and won 4. The coach itself, with it's cockpit style door is strange, and one wonders why they did not use a more common carriage for the sequence. In the later part of the film, the evil Claude Rains has his driver lay in wait for our hero's coach to try and run him off the mountain cliff. The model is clearly seen and can be noted for the lack of the crest on the coach, just behind the lantern (which is also missing now) and the fact the model has no drivers. Also, the lead horse's front legs are both together on the ground - an event that does not occur in life when a horse is galloping. It is 18 inces long and 10 inches high. It can be seen in a few episodes of STORAGE WARS at OFF THE WALLS' old location where Barry and Darrell take pieces to be apprasied during the 2012 season. After this FX use, it was assigned to be used as set deocration and in that capacity can be seen on the mantle in ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (1941) again, with Fredric March.

item: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: models / miniatures
celebrity: Fredric March (2)
movie: Anthony Adverse (1936)
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