This is for other Ghostbusters Props that don't fit into the categories above.
User avatar
By One time
#4937696
Has anyone ever identified the make up of the Be Not Afraid sign on the mayors desk?

Image

It looks some sort of plastic, has anyone ever made a run of these available?

Or perhaps they were sold in greater numbers in the early 80’s.

I think it would potentially be a well selling item as a sign like that transcends the movie.
User avatar
By Alex Newborn
#4937705
If this helps any, I have a pic of the back side of the sign, from a Japanese book.

Image

Note the mayor's mug says Happy Valentine's Day. You can just make out the 'Happy' in your screen shot in the original post.

Image

Alex
Corey91 liked this
User avatar
By One time
#4937730
I always thought the white letters were 3D and stood out from the black background.

I’ll try to get the sharpest screenshot I can from the 4K release and not a screen picture using a phone.

If anyone else wants to attempt a clear 4K screenshot, be my guest.

Anyone care to wager a guess on the dimensions and font?
User avatar
By Alex Newborn
#4937735
The Mayor's Office scene was shot in the actual New York city hall, though not in Ed Koch's real office, but in a twin to it used by City Council President Carol Bellamy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Bellamy

https://ghostbusters.fandom.com/wiki/New_York_City_Hall

One interesting detail that I found, considering the presence of the Archbishop in the movie scene, is that the quote 'Be Not Afraid' is possibly a reference to Pope John Paul II's first speech when elected to the papacy in October of 1978.

My gut instinct is that it's not a prop manufactured for the film, but was simply a 'had it for five years now' possession of Bellamy's already on the desk when they came in to film for two days.

But I have no evidence to support this theory, and haven't found any matching hits looking for a vintage desk sign with that slogan.

It almost looks like a quick and dirty printed cardboard standee.


It's glossy and reflective when you see it in a moving video clip, though. Watch whenever the mayor passes in front of it.



Possibly made from acrylic?

Alex

2002 was not so fun for me. I spent most of the ye[…]

Moded Spirit Goggles

Modded the Spirit goggles to look more like the re[…]

Spirit EL wire pack.

Finally figured out how to add pics. Updated the p[…]

3D Printed Proton Pistol

I have an Ender 3 Pro in my possession now, and I'[…]