Prop egg from Alien 3 trailer

Prop egg from Alien 3 trailer

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Description
Prop egg used in the marketing of the 1992 film Alien 3, including use in the movie's promotional trailers. The egg is a version of the one depicted on the poster for the original 1979 Ridley Scott film Alien. That iconic poster, designed by Philip Gips, is remembered for its stark minimalist design and tagline "In space no one can hear you scream".
The egg is made from a blend of wax and latex attached to a plaster and wire mesh form. The coating is pitted and cratered, designed to look organic and otherworldly. The egg glows green from an uneven crack in the center, a glow effect achieved with a piece of green mylar covering the inside of the egg and a light shining through. The egg is attached to a tall, metal, "L-shaped" frame. The back half of the egg opens up to reveal a small flourescent tube and the green mylar.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
egg prop
Date made
1985
Physical Description
wax/latex (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plaster (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 153 cm x 65 cm x 65 cm; 60 1/4 in x 25 9/16 in x 25 9/16 in
overall: 60 1/2 in x 26 in x 26 3/4 in; 153.67 cm x 66.04 cm x 67.945 cm
ID Number
2003.0347.01
catalog number
2003.0347.01
accession number
2003.0347
Credit Line
Gift of Twentieth Century Fox Studio
subject
Movie
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Movie Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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