One of the best activities to partake in when passing the time is watching a good movie. Perhaps you love a good thriller with your friends or a sappy love story with your partner. Either way, movies are a great way to relax and escape the real world.
Here are the five most iconic movie props of all time that stand out. Before you know it, you’ll notice every prop in every movie you watch.
The Burn Book: Mean Girls
Full of gossip, lies, and deception, the Burn Book is a memorable prop from the iconic movie, Mean Girls. Its purpose in the film is to slowly become the focal point toward the climax, becoming the main source of gossip and rumors spread throughout the movie’s high school.
The Burn Book, owned by the infamous Regina George, has since become an eyeshadow palette and makeup brush collection, cementing itself as a staple in movie history.
Dorothy’s Ruby-Red Slippers: The Wizard of Oz
The ruby-red slippers from The Wizard of Oz are considered one of the most iconic movie props of all time. Every little girl who’s seen the movie undoubtedly wanted a pair for themselves!
The slippers became the ultimate Hollywood symbol with the ruby-red sequins and a gem-encrusted bow on each slipper. Even after 80 years since the film’s release, the ruby-red slippers are still iconic.
Rosebud: Citizen Kane
Shown in the final moments of 1941’s Citizen Kane, the Rosebud sled has become one of the most famous movie props from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Its physical makeup was about 34 inches long, made entirely of balsa wood and fastened down with glue and wooden dowels. There were three sleds made in total over the entire filming process for Citizen Kane.
Lightsabers: The Star Wars Franchise
If there’s one prop every person wants, it’s a Lightsaber. George Lucas and Ralph McQuarrie created it, and after making its first appearance in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, everyone who left the theater wanted one.
They crafted the Lightsaber prop from a Graflex flashgun, grips from sliding glass cabinet windows, old-style calculator bubble strips, a sink knob, a browning machine gun booster, a Rolls-Royce jet engine balance pipe, and so much more. After the Star Wars team finished tinkering, the Lightsaber was born.
The 1992 Jeep Wrangler: the Jurassic Park Franchise
Not just dinosaurs were barreling through the jungles, but also the 1992 Jurassic Park Jeep Wranglers. Meant to outpace the mighty dinosaur, the Jeep Wrangler became a piece of movie prop history. It’s one of the most iconic car paint jobs from film and television.