Cinematic Beauty

Profiles in History, which auctions off show biz memorabilia, is offering this carriage from Brian De Palma’s 1987 film The Untouchables:


Here’s a screenshot from the film, in which the pram famously and perilously crashes down a staircase in Grand Central Station during a shoot-out:


How serene she looks in the auction shots! Less so in this action shot, I fear.

(Yes, the scene is an homage, of course, to Eisenstein’s The Battleship Potemkin’s Odessa steps massacre, which is probably the most famous baby-buggy-in-jeopardy movie scene ever.) (Or it’s a straight-out swipe, but you know what they say about imitation . . . )


The poor thing’s been down a flight of steps in the midst of a gun battle, yet take a look at that baby. They just don’t make ’em like they used to.

De Palma’s pram is a wooden version of The Pram Museum’s own Trav-L-Eez:


Cinematic celebrity aside, both of these buggies are notable for their amazing collapsibility; both essentially fold flat, in spite of their rather substantial appearance and size.

I’m not clear on the dates for this auction, folks, but Profiles seems to expect this item (Lot 949) to come in between $4,000 and $6,000 (USD). I’m thinking not so much, but better get those bids in early just in case.

Via Daddytypes, who asks the question: “What is the most famous stroller in cinema?”

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