Friday, June 12, 2015

DeMille's Debris

I have been obsessed with reading about the amazing Sphinx set piece that has been found and reassembled in a California desert.  The sphinx was rediscovered after being buried for decades.  It was rediscovered and is currently being reassembled with Elmer's Glue no less, and will be on display at the Guadalupe Dunes Center.  I am totally intrigued.  It's definitely another thing to add to my bucket list!  Who knew there was such an important Hollywood set hidden?  Who knows what else could be found out there?

The sphinx was part of the Cecil B. DeMille 1923 epic The Ten Commandments.  I have two questions:  One, how did everyone forget this piece still there and two, why does the sphinx have breasts?  I can only conclude that it's guys having fun.  It's definitely cool that the set is still around and even more cool that it was found again and will be preserved.  

If you would like to read more about it, here are a few links:

Dunes Center

Live Science

Fox News

1 comment:

Mim said...

They found it? Excellent! Isn't there supposed to be an awful lot of that set still out there somewhere?


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