American Gods Vintage and Antique Props Rentals
(Warning, possible spoiler alert!)
This year's exciting new Spring tv sensation is 'American Gods' premiering on Starz (Amazon Prime Video in Canada). The television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's successful novel 'American Gods' (2001) explodes off the screen with action, intrigue and a wonderfully modern twist on mythology. The Old World Gods and the New Gods of Technology and Media war for their place in modern America.
The main storyline follows Shadow Moon who is released from prison three days early to attend his wife's funeral. Ian McShane enters the scene as the compelling Mr. Wednesday (Norse God Odin) and in a chance encounter draws Shadow Moon into the war of the Gods as his new personal bodyguard. Each episode begins with a historical fiction of a different Old World God's 'Coming to America story'. These Gods arrive powerfully and dramatically through the prayers and spilled blood of their believers. Intense historical vignettes bring political issues to the forefront while also rooting the Gods of the Old World in the mythologies and faiths from which they came.
The reviews of 'American Gods' are absolutely glowing, as is the feedback from Cynthia Findlay Antiques employees who had a chance to work alongside Props and Set departments to discover, buy and rent several store items to the filming of the show. As a big fan of Neil Gaiman's novel one employee remarked on the 'impeccable attention to details and the quality of the props choices made by the designers'. Details can define or destroy an adaptation and the crew of 'American Gods' did an absolutely terrific job in capturing the essence of the book in both physical objects and onscreen portrayals.
There are several items that Props and Set have rented from Cynthia Findlay's Antiques that are still available for sale in store. Some of our favorites are:
This handsome Bronze Dog Satue.
A pair of Stately Bronze Urns.
This perfect combination of Antique Masculinity and Delicate details on this Antique mounted, gilded horn cup.
History comes alive in the Unique lines of this Pineapple shape silver plate Coffee and Tea Service circa the 1860s.
Wonderfully detailed English Silver plate tea tray.
Click Here and keep an eye out as the online list is expanded and updated to find your favorite pieces from a terrifically enthralling show!
Cynthia Findlay's Antiques enjoys working alongside designers and crews to provide prop rentals and sales for magazines, television series and films in Toronto. Our staff will work alongside you to help bring your vision to life, onscreen and off.