June 20, 2024

Limps in Film

This page is a work in progress, but over time will be a comprehensive list of movies and television shows, new and old, in which TV lamps make an appearance. I’d appreciate hearing from anyone that can provide “sightings” to add to this list!

The Adventures of Superman (1953)
Up, Up, and Away! In Season 2 of this classic ’50s TV series one can spot a black unicorn TV lamp (unknown maker) in the episode, The Dog Who Knew Superman.

The Bigamist (1953)
This emotion-packed drama (directed by Ida Lupino) doesn’t include a TV lamp, but I had to mention it for the great Haeger “Bronc Rider” table lamp that is front-and-center in one scene.

Dead Silence (2007)
My pal Tina Bowman brought this sighting to my attention. Apparently this horror pic includes an oriental-themed TV lamp, one of those that has the two figures on either side of a fiberglass cone-shaped shade. Sweet!

Disturbia (2007)
Yes, it’s true, a Maddux mallard that was purchased at the TV Lamp Store makes its triumphant appearance in this DreamWorks film. I spotted it in two scenes…don’t blink or you could miss it!

Godzilla (1998)
Of all places to find a TV lamp! My observant wife Scherrie spotted this one, and I believe it to be a Modern Art Products mermaid or oriental girl (with rectangular shade). I’ll review the film and confirm.

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
Two TV lamps appear in this award-winning film, a Lampcrafts ship and a Lane & Co. rearing horse.

Hairspray (2007)
If you’re not completely transfixed by watching John Travolta portraying a woman, you just might see a Beauceware Horse TV lamp. (the one with the red painted eye and fiberglass shade behind it)

The Lost Room (2006)
This mini-series produced by the Sci-Fi Channel is graced by the presence of a Kron Siamese Cats TV lamp. Thanks to Char Korcz for spotting this one!