Ever wondered whose job it is to make all those fabricated newspapers, letters, photographs, posters or books used by characters on our favourite TV shows and in the movies?
For his latest gig, Ross [MacDonald] has been fabricating the paper props on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire for the last four seasons.
“I’ve made Al Capone’s rap sheet, Agent Van Alden’s drivers licence and evidence tags, Jimmy Darmody’s death certificate, Arnold Rothstein’s calling card, pocket notebooks for many of the characters, magazines, photo albums … telegrams … life insurance policies, medical charts and hundreds of other props.”
Some of his other projects include work on National Treasure: Book of Secrets, starring Nicholas Cage. Ross spent six months creating hundreds of documents, maps, books, leather bound portfolios, illustrations, facsimiles of John Wilkes Booth’s diary, and many other particulars.