The black wooden clapperboard features the production title painted in white, with the names of director Steven Spielberg and director of photography Douglas Slocombe below. Lines divide the clapperboard into two sections, titled "slate" and "take". A masking tape strip runs along the bottom and features the handwritten text "12th August 1988 Exterior", and pieces of tape are adhered to the back creating the letter "A'.
Made from mesh and polycotton, the black crew cap features the title artwork for the film, which is embroidered in orange, yellow and white, and outlined in grey. An adjustable strap is situated at the back of the cap. The hat displays minor wear, and the board shows signs of age and use, including corrosion on the metal clapper-stick hinge, paint wear and chalk remnants. Dimensions (clapperboard): 2 cm x 20.5 cm x 26 cm (3/4" x 8" x 10 1/4")
£4,000 - 6,000 M
This lot comes from the personal collection of celebrated film producer Robert Watts. Watts’ career began in the 1960s with location manager, production manager and assistant director credits on movies including Thunderball, Repulsion, Darling, Papillon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars: A New Hope and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Robert went on to become producer of such classics as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It’s fair to say his CV includes some of the most popular movies of all time.
Robert and his family are parting ways with these important artefacts so that they may find new custodians to cherish and appreciate them for years to come.
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.