Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Classic Bogart: Movie Sets in Miniature


These are models from three Humphrey Bogart classics: The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and Key Largo.   I don't know more beyond the captions provided by icollector, the site on which they were auctioned.


The Maltese Falcon
















Casablanca










Key Largo























Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The inspiration for Henry Higgins' library




This room in Chateau de Groussay was the inspiration for the library of Henry Higgins (in the film version ofMy Fair Lady)









From the movie, Rex Harrison:








I want this library:




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ye Waverly Inn Model



Here is a model I made of one of my favorite pubs, Ye Waverly Inn, in New York's West Village.  Located at 16 Bank Street, it has a long history, including having been a speakeasy during prohibition.  For a bit on the very interesting history, see this article in The Villager.  Several years ago, before starting to work with hard exotic woods, I made this model with bass and balsa woods.  I recently had the pleasure of giving it to the establishment's current owner. 











Painting by Ellen Bradshaw