Artifact Collection

Indiana Jones had to go to the far reaches of the earth to find magical artifacts, but here they sit (along with the archaeologist’s trademark hat and whip) in an immaculate bookcase in the Main House. The cache of cinematic treasures on display includes Charlie Chaplin’s dimpled bowler and knobby cane, a whip used onscreen by Rudolph Valentino, an intricate crown from “Legend,” some light sabers and a collection of badges worn by the Keystone Kops. There’s also a battered old California license plate that reads “1T1H3X8”—it’s from “American Graffiti” and an allusion to “THX1138,” Lucas’ 1971 feature film debut.
Photograph by Gregg Segal
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