|The Azarian Prop Collection|
I'm honored to display pictures of some very rare Get Smart props from The Azarian Collection.
The Azarian Collection
John M. Azarian, the curator and founder of The Azarian Collection has amassed a large collection of original props, costumes, wardrobe, memorabilia, original scripts, rare animation art, collectible toys, lunchboxes and games, autographs and ephemera, primarily from 1960's tv productions. His collection boasts the LARGEST collection of ORIGINAL "Lost in Space" (tv) items IN THE WORLD, and he also has many other unique, one of a kind iconic costumes and props. Many items are viewable on the World Wide Web at the following sites:
The LARGEST collection of "Lost In Space" original, set used wardrobe in the WORLD, along with the four foot Jupiter 2 hero miniature, laser pistols and robot section from the 1960's tv show, viewable at: http://www.lostintoys.com/museum/
Lynda Carter's original and complete "Wonder Woman" costume, as well as her "aquanaut" costume, viewable at: http://www.amazing-amazon.com/azarian.html
Helen Slater's "Supergirl" costume, viewable at: http://www.nydirector.com/Slater/sgcostume.htm
"Logan's Run" original wardrobe and prop items viewable at: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dimension/5357/
"Batman" tv items viewable at: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/7537/museum.html.
They include the only COMPLETE and ORIGINAL Batman and Robin costumes in the world, Stafford Repp's Chief O'Hara costume (acquired directly from his family), Julie Newmar's Catwoman costume, Joker costume, Riddler jumpsuit with shoes, Penguin Tuxedo Shirt, Mr. Freeze costume, Batgirl cowl, cape, and gloves, Batgirl walkie talkie, and more.
In addition to the above, the Azarian Collection also includes:
. George Reeves' color Superman costume, from the 1950s tv series (from the Whitney Ellsworth estate)
· Many original Star Trek (the original series--1960's) costumes and props, such as:
o From The
Cage, a hand laser (the extremely rare extendable barrel variant);
o From the popular episode "Mirror, Mirror": Captain Kirk's, Mr. Spock's, Lt. Uhura's and Sulu's costumes;
o Scotty's formal tunic, Scotty's (standard) tunic, Checkov's tunic, Kirk's (rare) green wraparound tunic, Kirk's formal tunic, and more;
o DeForest Kelleys short sleeved tunic with matching pants;
o Leonard Nimoy's blue tunic;
o Numerous hand props including a science tricorder, communicator, rare white handle phaser (only used in the first 4 episodes of the series), grey phaser, Klingon disruptor, etc.
o From Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Kirks Admiral tunic, Captain Decker's full jumpsuit with boots and beltpack, and Captain Decker's formal tunic;
o From "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", Dr. McCoy's tunic with medals and rank pins;
o From Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, a Federation phaser;
· Classic items from many other tv shows and movies. Some highlights include
· From Star Wars, "The Phantom Menace" Darth Maul's light sabre (from George Lucas)
. Henry Winkler's Fonzie brown leather jacket, from "Happy Days", another one is on display at the Smithsonian Institute
From "Laverne & Shirley" various wardrobe including the girls' Shotz Beer Work coats
· From "I Dream
o the VERY RARE Barbara Eden's classic, trademark COMPLETE pink Jeannie costume,
o Mjr. Nelson silver space suit with space helmet from the pilot episode,
o Mjr. Nelson pilot jumpsuit complete with his nametag and Healey/Wingate/Nelson patch,
o Mjr. Nelson fight robe with "Tiger Nelson" embroidered on the reverse;
o Original production animation cell used in the opening sequence of the show.
· Arnold Schwarzenneger's "T2" bullet-ridden leather biker's jacket, t-shirt and pants;
· Elizabeth Montgomery's personal rhinestone pave heart necklace worn in almost every episode of "Bewitched", and original production cell used in the opening animated sequence of the show;
· Shoe phone, triple barrel gun (originally on display at Planet Hollywood), secret agent communication umbrella, and other props from "Get Smart";
· Gilligan's trademark white hat and the Skipper's hat from "Gilligan's Island",
o From "The Flying Nun" Sally Field's Nun Hat
· as well as items from "Laverne & Shirley", "Happy Days", "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", "Zorro" (1950's), "Grease" and much more including more than 300 original scripts from tv shows from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
The Azarian Collection has been displayed at various promotional and press events, and John M. Azarian has appeared as a Hollywood memorabilia and auction expert on "Personal F/X". In fact, New Line Cinema, in connection with promotions related to the recent "Lost in Space" movie, displayed a large portion of the Azarian Collection at various press events. The Azarian Collection was also featured at the California State Fair and Exposition in Sacramento, California. The Azarian Collections Wonder Woman costume and a script were featured in the DC Comics hardcover historical perspective Wonder Woman: The Complete History (now in its second printing). Its Wonder Woman costume, worn by Lynda Carter on the tv series, will be displayed at an upcoming exhibition of "Famous Tiaras" at the Victor and Albert Royal Museum in London; alongside Royal Jewels and Celebrity Items (from such luminaries as Elton John and Madonna). John M. Azarian was recently featured on an episode of "Ultimate Collector" on HGTV, and has been invited to appear on several upcoming shows and he is in the process of scheduling future appearances. Major items from The Azarian Collection were displayed at Harrah's Showboat, Atlantic City, New Jersey, where they set attendance records. For more information please contact John M. Azarian at AzarianCollect@aol.com.
Copyright 1995-2003 Carl Birkmeyer
Photographs copyright John Azarian