Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December Display: Movie Action Figures and Memorabilia Now on Display at the Library

The extensive movie figurine and memorabilia collection of Jeff and Rose Kruger is now on display at the Buena Park Library District. The collection spans a broad range of classic horror and science fiction movies such as Frankenstein, The Wolfman, and The Phantom of the Opera to modern classics like The Planet of the Apes and the movies of director Tim Burton.

The figurines are very detailed... the Bride of Frankenstein has bandages underneath her gown and a very recognizable Peter Boyle and Mary Feldman are together again as their Young Frankenstein characters. In addition to the figures, there is a wide variety of memorabilia including books, posters, and cast photos. Jeff Kruger said he has been collecting memorabilia all his life. Some of Kruger's favorite items are the prosthetics made from the same molds used to make Roddy MacDowell's makeup in the original Planet of the Apes.

The treasures in the Kruger's collection can evoke memories of Saturday afternoons at the movies or evenings in front of the television. A Mork and Mindy lunchbox recalls a young and zany Robin Williams in a red jumpsuit exclaiming "nanoo, nanoo!"

So, come to the Buena Park Library, check out the Rocky Horror collectibles, and Let's do the Time Warp Again!

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