7 High-Profile Missing Movie Props

Ruby slippers, Maltese Falcon, Spider-Man costume have all disappeared
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2010 5:17 AM CDT
7 High-Profile Missing Movie Props
Peter Fonda, who played "Captain America" in the 1969 film "Easy Rider," poses atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle based on the one he rode in the film, Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, in Glendale, Calif.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Important things vanish in movies all the time—ghosts, ninjas, starlets' clothing. But what happens to important props that may have aftermarket value? Quite often, they go missing. Mental Floss lists seven iconic movie props that mysteriously disappeared:

  • The Easy Rider motorcycle: Two copies of each bike in the counterculture classic existed, but three of the four were stolen and presumably sold for parts. Peter Fonda's Captain America model survived and is at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

  • Spider-Man's skivvies: Four Spidey suits vanished from the set of the first flick and were traced to a studio security guard. What's more, "police also found in his home a mannequin dressed in a $150,000 Batman costume that went missing from the Warner Bros. lot in 1996."
  • The ruby slippers: Multiple pairs of the Wizard of Oz footwear exist—one is in the Smithsonian—but the pair that belongs at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., was stolen in 2005 and never recovered.
To see the complete list, click here. (Read more entertainment stories.)

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