The Autry Museum of the American West presents a display opening on Tuesday, Dec. 22 of costumes worn by actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kurt Russell in the Quentin Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight.”
The costumes and props – including a buffalo coat designed based on an object in the Autry’s collection – will be displayed in the Autry’s Imagination Gallery. The film is scheduled for release on Dec. 25.
“While many of Quentin Tarantino’s films have incorporated Western elements, this film – set in Wyoming a decade or so after the Civil War – stands out for its time, place and cast of characters,” Autry president and CEO W. Richard West, Jr. said. “We look forward to presenting these costumes as part of our efforts to continue dialogue about the ‘Western genre’ in our exhibitions and related programs.”
With a plot that follows a group of bounty hunters, outlaws and fugitives, “The Hateful Eight” reinterprets the Western genre for a 21st century audience, West added.
Designed by Courtney Hoffman and on loan from Cine-Manic Produ-ctions, Inc., the display consists of the full costumes worn by Major Marquis “The Bounty Hu-nter” Warren (Jack-son), John “The Hangman” Ruth (Russell) and Daisy “The Prisoner” Domergue (Leigh), along with prop weapons and accessories.
“The buffalo coat – or ‘Big Boy,’ as we call it – is based on a coat in the Autry’s collection. I was able to see it in person and examine the construction from the 1880s,” Hoffman said. “I’m thrilled that the film’s iconic coat will be on view at the Autry, a museum that houses one of the nation’s most significant collections of Western film artifacts.”
The Autry is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way, in Griffith Park. For information, call (323)667-4000, or visit www.TheAutry.org.
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