Old Metal beds have always been something that helps create a particular feeling for the period. I’ve been selling metal beds to the entertainment community for over 25 years. One of the first feature movies I ever sold a iron beds for was the cowboy movie “Sliverado” with Kevin Kline, Danny Glover, and a new unknown………Kevin Costner. We had five beds in that movie. Since that movie came out in 1985, I’ve sold hundreds of beds for movies and TV alike. One of our most prominently displayed beds,in a feature , was in Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie . The photo of that bed was in this shot with Angelina. Selling beds for feature films and also TV productions, also opened up the celebrity clientele books. It was not uncommon for a production company to purchase a bed from me for a film and then once production and filming started and the bed got more and more exposure by people in the movie or working behind the cameras on the film, I would end up selling beds to numerous people working on the film. On the Mr. & Mrs. Smith movie I sold a total of six beds to people working on the film. On “Silverado”, I sold a bed to Kevin Costner and three other crew member’s.
Set decorators haverepeatedly told me how after the filming of a movie or TV production, the beds that were used, usally “disappear”. An I’ve heard others say that they, on ore than one instances, seen the beds they remember having been on the set of a movie, in the bedrooms of actors in that movie. A “perk” , you might say, of having celebrity.
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