Saturday, January 17, 2015


Hollywood's El Capitan Theater, an ornate movie palace located across the street from Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd, was built in 1926. Owned now by Disney Studios, the El Capitan was the site of the Christmas Day opening of the 2014 movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Theater patrons are welcomed with a serenade of classic Disnet tunes played on a refurbished 1939 Wurlitzer Theater Organ, and on the occasion of Into the Woods' limited run, treated to an exclusive display of props and costumes from the film.

Jack's slingshot, The Magic Beans, and the Giant's Gold Coins

The Latin motto inscribed along the edges of the coin reads: FABER EST SUAE QUISQUE FORTUNAE (roughly translated: "Every man is the architect of his own fate") -  a quote attributed to ancient Roman politician,  Appius Claudius Caecus (340 BC - 273 BC)

Cinderella's Wedding Bouquet, The Golden Egg stolen from The Giant, Rapunzel's Hair Brush

Costumes by three-time Oscar-winning designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha)

The Witch's Costume 

Cinderella's Stepmother and Stepsisters

Costume for Jack's Mother. And a guest appearance by Milky White, the Cow

Costumes for The Baker, Rapunzel, and Rapunzel's Prince