Marlon Brando's Hospital Bed
Marlon Brando Bed.jpg
Ken Wilocek (Marlon Brando) and Everett Sloane (Dr. Brock)


Marlon Brando, "The Men"


Hospital bed


Physical projection of one's idealized self.


Projection becomes more real as user fades away.



Collected by

TBA (Out and About List)


TBA (archived for Film & Theater Wing)





Date of Collection



Origin[edit | edit source]

Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004) was a famous American actor, film director, civil rights activist, and inventor, regarded as a great cultural influence, sex symbol, and a pioneer of method acting, being credited as one of the first actors to bring the Stravinski method of acting to mainstream audiences.

Brando's first film role was that of Ken Wilocek, a bitter paraplegic, in the 1950 film The Men. To prepare for this role, Brando spent an entire month in a bed in the Birmingham Army Hospital, where the movie was filmed.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When someone sleeps in this bed, a physical projection of their idealized self, the greatest version of one's self and how one wishes they were, manifests. The projection will disappear when the user wakes up.

While manifested, the user's and projection's thoughts, actions, and personality will align almost perfectly, giving the impression that the user is merely themselves in a sort of disguise. However, the more someone uses the bed, the projection will disappear less quickly each time they wake up, and their own personality will begin to overshadow that of their creator while in use.

If used too often, the projection will eventually completely replace their user, erasing their mind and becoming a permanent physical presence, leaving their creator's body dead in the bed.

Collection[edit | edit source]

This artifact has yet to be collected in canon.

This artifact was collected by the Warehouse from Vietnam War veteran Vinh Tran.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Vinh (榮) is a Vietnamese name that means "glory". Tran (陳) is a Vietnamese surname that means both "old, aging" and "to display, exhibit".
  • This artifact and its story are inspired by fairy tales such as "Rapunzel", where a victim is trapped in a tower and longs to see the outside world.
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