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 Post subject: Costumes for Ben-Hur / Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:10 am 
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Earlier tonight, I became aware of an auction that TCM will curate on November 25th: http://www.tcm.com/bonhams/

When I looked up the auction details on the website, I found that there will be important lots related to Ben-Hur.

Lot 186: A Charlton Heston costume from Ben-Hur http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21427/lot/186/
Image US$ 15,000 - 20,000 // £9,300 - 12,000

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959. Beige striped cotton hooded caftan with beige piping and tassel on hood; accompanied by a rough tan linen cape with embroidered decoration and two tassels at the neck. No labels present. Accompanied by a copy of the film. Charlton Heston wears these garments when he travels to Judea to find his family, meets Baltasar and Sheikh Ilderim, and agrees to join the chariot race on the Sheikh's behalf.

Lot 187: A Charlton Heston cloak from Ben-Hur http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21427/lot/187/
Image US$ 5,000 - 8,000 // £3,100 - 5,000

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959. Rust-colored slubbed cotton cloak with long gold tassel bound with peach, turquoise and yellow thread. Bearing a label from B.F. Simmons inscribed, "#1 / Mr. Charton Heston / 'Ben Hur.'" Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Carol M. Lanning, personal assistant to Charlton Heston, stating that she showed photographs of this cloak to Mr. Heston and that he believes it to be the one he wore in the film. Heston wears the cloak in the scene in which he reunites with Messala, his childhood friend, and they drink a toast.

Lot 192: Charlton Heston sandals, gauntlets and helmet from Ben-Hur http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21427/lot/192/
Image US$ 15,000 - 20,000 // £9,300 - 12,000

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959. Comprising a helmet made of brown leather with tan leather piping, inscribed in the interior, "C. Heston; a pair of brown leather gauntlets, each with six gilt metal buckles, bearing a green hanging tag inscribed, "462 / Charlton / Heston"; and a pair of brown shoes which extend up the leg, each with five white metal buckles and Pirelli rubber heels. Heston wears these accessories during the chariot race, one of the most important scenes in film history. Modeled on the sequence in the 1925 version of Ben-Hur, on which William Wyler worked as an assistant, the chariot race is the standout scene in the 1959 epic. Staged by master stuntman Yakima Canutt, the sequence took five weeks to film and required 7,000 extras. The set for the race, constructed at Rome's Cinecittà, was five stories high and covered 18 acres, making it the largest set ever built at that time. Ben-Hur was a great critical and commercial success, and won eleven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Charlton Heston.


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 Post subject: Re: Costumes for Ben-Hur / Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Well, here's a chance to really impress us if there's ever a costume party forum meeting.

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 Post subject: Re: Costumes for Ben-Hur / Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:56 am 
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As I said, I don't need any costume, for I would come as Judah as a slave.

By the way, when did Chuck wear that cloak, in the second picture? Can't remember exactly.

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 Post subject: Re: Costumes for Ben-Hur / Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:32 pm 
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Doesn't he wear that when he greets Esther in his home?

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