museum of the moving image

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Makeup used on the set of Sex and the City / Max Factor Ad

When it’s particularly chilly outside but you don’t want to be holed up inside the house all day marathoning American Horror Story (I’m on season 2, FYI!), one must decide on an indoor activity. In my case, that usually means the museum. Rainy days, snowy days, too-cold days and too-hot days are perfect for spending the day at the museum.

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Vintage goodies / Regan replica from The Excorcist and a wolf  replica from __ (I forget the name of the movie)

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria is the coolest. I’m not a serious movie buff, but I am fascinated by what goes on behind the camera, so all the props, diagrams, vintage equipment and costumes are all sorts of fun to peruse. And the interactive exhibits! We had a blast. It also kind of blows my mind when I see something like Marlon Brando’s mouthpiece from The Godfather and think, Marlon Brando wore this…in his mouth!

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I got way too excited when I saw the Lamb Chop toy puppets. Ugh, I loved Lampchop’s Play-Along and loved it hard. Like watching repeats until a very embarassing age hard. Hush Puppy was always my favorite because he was so doofy and loveable. Kind of like the Odie of the bunch.

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Lamb Chop and Hush Puppy / The Mask

Oh yeah. Happy 2014! Now that the holidays are over, I won’t have as many days off from work (boooo), but on the plus side, I’m hoping to stick to a regular posting schedule. Emphasis on the word hoping.

p.s. All of these crappy photos were taken with my iPhone.

8 responses to “museum of the moving image”

  1. rooth says:

    Whoa… some of these are super freaky. And how do you like AHS? I’m in the middle of the second season and can’t seem to gain any traction

    • Jillian says:

      I like it a lot. I definitely feel the same way about the second season though. It’s not as good as the first, that’s for sure. A friend tells me that the third season is fantastic, so I can’t wait to see that when it comes on Netflix. I can’t quite pinpoint what it is about the second, but it feels a little…disjointed? And I’m not too crazy about the whole alien abduction (that I suspect is not really an alien abduction) storyline. Although I do have to say, I’m very curious to see where it all leads.

    • Jillian says:

      I’d like to add that a lot of what keeps me coming back are the performances. Superb actors!

  2. lena says:

    What a fun way to spend the afternoon!

  3. Ashley says:

    The Mask!!!! :)

    Yes, please stay warm. It’s been making me cold even hearing about the weather over there!

    P.S. We totally watch the same stuff because I am also watching Horror Story (finishing season 1)

  4. Jamillah says:

    this is totally my favorite museum in ny. so much so that i am a member, such a great way to spend an afternoon. happy new year!

  5. colleen says:

    i loved lambchop too :) thanks for the tip on this, hadn’t heard of it! would be nice to explore queens for a day, too.

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