Friday, April 8, 2011

Creative Inspiration: Jeannie's Bottle

It's always inspiring to know one of television's most iconic props was a time and budget restricted simple creation.

This might be old trivia to some, but I've just learned from watching an interview with Barbara Eden publicizing her new book that the famous bottle from "I Dream of Jeannie" was only a store bought Jim Beam whiskey decanter hand painted by one of show's prop people.

Sure enough, I found this old 1960's magazine ad via the web.

Speaking of TV magic, here's a couple of other images I found. Remember those fun scenes of Jeannie when inside her bottle like this?

Well, numerous lessons in set design and construction can be learned just by looking at this behind the scenes picture...

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