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“Gangs Of New York” Liam Neeson’s Battle Cross Costume Prop (Backlot Props)

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Gangs of New York is a 2002 American epic period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese,  set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City.  It was inspired by Herbert Asbury’s 1927 non-fiction book, The Gangs of New York. It was nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, among nine other Oscar nominations. 

The film is set in 1863 and follows fictional gang leader William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis) in his roles as crime boss and political kingmaker under the helm of “Boss” Tweed (Jim Broadbent). The film culminates in a violent confrontation between Cutting and his mob with the protagonist Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his allies, which prefaces the real-life New York Draft Riots of 1863.

This is a cross held by Liam Nesson in the movie “Gangs Of New York”. The top portion of the cross is made from a foam material which has worn off in places (mostly on one side). Many of the iconic images of Neeson in this film are of him holding the battle cross. He starred as the Dead Rabbit gang leader in the film. The handle part is wrapped in a leather/suede material for easy grip. The instrument measures 39.5″ long with a 10-3/4″ cross portion. Of particular note, the prop itself is very delicate due to the construction materials.

 These items originated from the company Backlot Props and Costumes. Backlot Props and Costumes were based in Burbank, California. They warehoused costumes and props from the major movie studios. The company liquidated their assets in 2010 and these were part of the acquisition of tens of thousands of original costumes and props. These are now available for the first time publicly.

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