14 Iconic Props That Were Lost, Stolen, Or Downright Disrespected
There's a lot that goes into the magic of the silver screen. From writers rooms, to the directors chair, to the key grip, to the makeup and effects folks. It takes an army of people all working together to bring Hollywood's stories to life. While some people might love the acting, the vistas, the plot or the cinematography, there's one element of film that you probably love without even realizing it. That's right, we're talking about PROPS. Those odd little objects and artifacts that become irreversibly associated with a film.
Unfortunately, despite (or even because of!) the intense veneration these objects inspire, sometimes the most famous props are also the objects of theft or vandalism. Sometimes they just get lost!
We did a deep dive to uncover more than a dozen examples of props that did not meet the fate they deserved.
For example, For a town that loves to document the human experience, and the full spectrum of human emotion, Hollywood sure isn't very sentimental. That's why these ground-breaking, trend-setting, history-making props ended up in the garbage: