The Movie Star - Bruce Baxter
PJ created this character in homage to actor Bruce
Cabot, the actor who played Jack Driscoll in the original 1933 film.
There the "leading man" was the first mate, not an actor playing the first
mate. Interestingly, this too polished movie star discovers a bit more
about himself than expected and find he can be a bit of a hero.
However, he sells out to the lure of fame by the grand finale in NY and
makes just a big a fool of himself as Jack makes of Kong.
Bruce is not documented really well because we do not have a lot of pics.
However, he does have a number of stylish 1930's outfits. He's a good
character to choose if you like vintage styles.
We first meet Bruce as the suave star. He's costumed to the 9's.
The perfect movie star, expensively dressed. His spirits spiral
downward when he encounters his star cabin - shabby walls and all.
|Not sweater collar and cuffs
||A bit more of his overcoat
||Finely tailored suit back
|Long white overcoat|
Bruce doesn't let anything get him down. He pulls out movie posters
staring HIM, of course and decorates the walls of his cabin with him as the
b-movie hero of a dozen films.
|Red wrap robe|
Oops! Someone has vandalized the poster! Now he tries a
|Off white polo shirt|
Filming - Women are Trouble
The first scene with Ann, finds Bruce costumes stylishly vintage.
Simple but suave.
|Blurry, but non colorized. From PDs
Starting as the first mate
|Long sleeved dark olive "work" shirt|
|Cream trousers (far to clean for real ship's work)|
|Black cap with wide gold trim on the brim|
Fresh for the Camera
Bruce's outfit is full costume, just like Ann's. What does the
great hunter wear?
Very Polished 2 piece suit
|Camel colored double breasted coat|
|Two rows of matching buttons, large.|
|White button down collared shirt|
|Dark tie, probably maroon|
The wild island eventually lights his hero spark. Gone is the silly
hat, gone is the jacket. He carries a large coil of rope and a machine
gun. And is willing to use them both when he rescues Carl, Jack and the
others from the spider pit.
||Inner shirt really darkens up as they
The "hero who rescues" Ann is Bruce in Carl's revisionist history of the
Skull Island Adventure. Just as the natives are a parody, so is the
"great white hunter".
For the stage show Bruce is costumes in a bright white parody of safari
|White belted safari jacket.|
|short sleeved ???|
|2 over-large sets of pockets|
|Bottom pickets are fastened closed, a triangular flat with big
|Short brown ankle high boots.|
|White safari pith helmet|
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