This appears to be a discarded alien uniform from Earth vs The Flying Saucers (1956). An amazing image I’ve not seen before, and so I thought I would share it with you. A special thanks to Steve Niles for sharing on his Tumblr Page.
This is so sad! Earth vs. The Flying Saucers is one of my all-time favorite movies. I still have the 8mm condensed version I bought in the ‘60s. Of course in recent years I have had the VHS and now the DVD. While the flying saucers were the “stars” of the film, the spacemen in their metal suits (although a bit clumsy at times) were also a strong part of the movie. This was an unusual film for Ray Harryhausen because, instead of animating monsters, he had to breath life into the flying saucers. Two climactic scenes, bringing down the Washington Monument and the explosion of the Capital Dome, have become part of pop culture. I hope someone rescued this suit from the scrap yard, restored it, and now has it on display for sci-fi fans to see.
Once I realized what I was looking at, my heart broke! This is one of my favorite movies, too. I love the saucers and the aliens, and even the cheesy acting by Hugh Marlowe has it’s endearing qualities. I wonder if Bob Burns has one of these original spaceman suits?
I showed the picture to my wife. She does a lot on eBay and wishes she had it. She would love to find it a home for it. Ha!
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