The Clock Coffin

 

 

 

Everybody has noticed the strange clock Riff opens at the begining of the Time Warp ("It's astounding; Time is fleeting...") where you can find a skeleton covered with spiderwebs. Which is the perfect reference to the Best Hide And Seek Player in the world!

It is, in fact, an actual coffin which is 2,09 meters in height, made of solid ebony, dated back to the 19th century. And at the time, it really contained acorpse.

It belonged to a countess named Roselyn and the story has it that the skeletonis that of her italian secretary and lover. She never got over his death andtravelled everywhere with the remains of her lover.

Later, the coffin was bought by a props-shop and was rented for the RockyHorror Picture Show, but also for a Eurythmics video and more recently for the movie "From Hell" starring Johnny Depp.

On March 15th 2002, the clock-coffin was sold at Sotheby's in London for £35 000.

Now, I bet you won't see the scene like before...

 

 

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