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Warner Bros. finds someone to take Berry’s Catwoman costume

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George Clooney’s mask from 1997′s Batman & Robin, Halle Berry’s costume from 2004′s Catwoman and Christopher Reeve’s outfit from 1983′s Superman III have been donated by Warner Bros. to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Please hold your “Because nobody else would take them” remarks until the end.

They were among the more than 30 items from 13 Warner Bros. features said to “represent significant performances and films that have been influential in American life.” Somewhere, Joel Schumacher is feeling a  sudden sense of vindication.

Other props presented Friday by Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer include a Gremlin model from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, stop-action puppets from Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, and a chocolate bar and golden ticket from Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

“At the National Museum of American History we seek to tell an inclusive American story,” John Gray, director of the museum, said in a statement. “Films are an integral part of this culture and of our daily lives, shaping how we perceive ourselves as Americans. The legacy of Warner Bros. is an important part of American history and these objects help us to tell that story.”

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Darth Eradicus

March 11, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Soon to be sold at the Smithsonian’s annual garage sale for ten bucks a piece (or highest offer)…

Night Swordsman

March 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm

“Because nobody else would take them”.

:)

Catwoman costume is only a half mask and a pair of tights! There’s no almost no costume design involved (and no script or acting)

The others I can understand the dismissal, but any Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve is iconic and deserves it’s place in the Smithsonian.

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