Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom

Lot # 368 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Robert Watts Collection: Anthony Powell Thuggee Guards Watercolour Costume Designs

Stock #106465

Two original watercolour designs of Thuggee guards from Steven Spielberg's action adventure Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. This item comes from the personal collection of legendary producer Robert Watts. Created by Academy Award-winning costume designer Anthony Powell, the designs comprise a full-length watercolour of a Thuggee guard costume, and a study of a face, which details a temple guard's black-and-red headscarf.

The first watercolour design closely resembles the Thuggee costumes featured in the film: the black dhotis around their waists; the long, white, red-spattered lungi; the black beads around their necks;and the black fabric tied tightly around their arms just above their elbows. The temple guards seen in the film also wear head scarves very similar to the second design. These items display slight signs of age, with faint yellowing of the paper. Dimensions: 53 cm x 45 cm (20 3/4" x 17 3/4")

£1,000 - 1,500 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.

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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