Baseball spectator cutout
An original prop used in the production of The Natural, the 1984 sporting drama starring Robert Redford under the direction of Barry Levinson.
Cutouts such as this were custom made by production and used to fill the stadiums at the ball games to limit the number of extras required for filming. The photographic blow up is printed on cardboard which has been backed with hardboard and features an ink stamp to the bottom right corner which is now partially illegible with the number ten hand inscribed to the rear. An identical cutout to this can be spotted among the spectators as the New York Knights take on the Chicago Cubs, this highlighted in the final screen capture.
The prop measures approximately 45" x 34" at its widest points and remains in good vintage condition with surface and edge wear and two holes likely used to secure it during filming.
A rare and displayable artefact from this highly regarded Academy Award nominated production.
|Movie / TV Show||Natural (The)|