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The Adventures of Conan (the Barbarian): A Sword & Sorcery Spectacular, Universal Studios Tour Set Photo Album.

Los Angeles, CA: 1983. Unique. Photographic Album. The Adventures of Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacular was an attraction at American theme park Universal Studios Hollywood that ran from 1983 to 1993. It was an 18-minute live-action stage show, similar to the theme park's other "action spectaculars," that took place in a 2,200-seat indoor theater and was loosely based on the film Conan the Barbarian. The show was designed by Gary Goddard known for his entertainment designs at theme parks, but also directed the 1987 Masters of the Universe movie. Produced by Peter Alexander. According to Alexander, the special effects contained in the dragon – when combined with the show’s magical illusions, other lasers, live actors and animated characters is a first in live theatre, anywhere. Photographs in the album include live action actors and actresses: Anthony Carroll, Black actor who starred in Conan the Barbarian; Karen Sheperd, martial artist; a young Brian Thompson, from X-files fame; and other to-be more famous Hollywood stunt actors and actresses. The bulk of the images are candid snapshots of the cast, costume designers, makeup artists in the dressing rooms and on the set of the production featuring the pyrotechnic dragon. There are a couple of "back stage" humorous antic photographs. Also included is a cast wedding that took place on the Conan stage. The 20 min saga adaption was a very techincally ambitious stage show featuring water, fire, laser effects, as well as animatronics. There were four Arnold Schwarzenegger-like Conans present. The show ran until 1993. The laid in color negatives are mostly head shots of performers or other actors. Very Good+ in Wraps. Minor splitting to photograph sleeves, light toning to clipping adhered on front album boards, else very good. 13-1/2x7-7/8" with color photographs. Cream vinyl boards with gilt borders stamped on front. 8 fold out leaves with 12 plastic photo sleeves per leaf, post bound, containing 60 4x6 color photographs. With an additional 5x7" color photo laid in, 13 four image color negative strips laid in. Newsprint advertisement mounted on front board and laid in. In a mylar sleeve. Item #12134

Price: $850.00

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