Re: Whip carriers, pants & gloves... & more?

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Posted by Greg from on April 16, 1998 at 13:46:54:

In Reply to: Re: Whip carriers, pants & gloves... & more? posted by Michaelson on April 16, 1998 at 10:59:12:

: : Greg

: Regarding Webley cal., it does make a difference, considering that Hollywood uses 5 in 1 blanks, and they come in either .38, or .45. The revolver in Raiders was the Smith and Wesson N frame triple lock in .38-44, using the .38 cal. 5 in 1. The New Service in T of D was already a .45, and the Webley would be the .45 converted model for US use. Remember, Indy was from the USA, and Webley was, and still is, difficult at best to find .455 ammunition for, so for those reasons the .45 version would work the best over here. That conversion would have probably been to .45 ACP, making it the same cal. as the Colt auto he pulled out in the Napal scene in Raiders. Yep, one of my hobbies is gun collection too. Thanks for all the additional information. We're learning more and more. Keep up the GREAT work! Regards. Michaelson

I had no idea about blank calibers-thanks for the info, but one side note: the .45 ACP ammo is NOT the same ammo used in the 1911 Colt .45 auto.

By the way, I called Angels this morning and talked to the production shop-the woman I spoke to said to her knowledge, no one who worked on the Indy films still works there, and so she has no idea what the fabrics were. However, despite the info from Deborah Nadoolman's assistant that the pants were cotton, just looking at them in all three films, they look more like a thin wool twill. I am at a loss, for the moment, but found a phone number for Anthony Powell's contact person (remember that Anthony Powell did the Temple of Doom Costume design work and together with Joanna Johnston, did the work for Last Crusade). I will see what I can find out from that avenue...


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