Seven Days in May: License Plate

Filmed in 1963, released in 1964, Seven Days in May is apparently set in 1970, as indicated by the registration decal on this:

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Additionally, a map seen in the Pentagon offices has the date 1970 on it.

Verona Beach License Plates

Note that there are four different kinds of plates:


Mercutio: White vinyl letters on a flat black plate. Appears to be a condensed Helvetica-style font. No border. Full width text. No frame.

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Tybalt: White vinyl letters on an embossed black plate. Ultra-condensed bold font, possibly Helvetica. Text split into two groups of three letters. Fancy frame. Romeo and Benvolio also have plates like this.


Old Man Montague: White vinyl letters on an embossed black plate. Ultra-condensed font, possibly Helvetica, slightly less bold than Tybalt’s. Full width text. Fancy frame.

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Civilian Background Cars: White painted letters on an embossed black plate. Rounded, narrow font. Text split into two groups of three letters. No frame, but a white vinyl pinstripe border.

Ghostbusters: Ecto-1 License Plate

This is the New York license plate of Ecto-1, as seen in Ghostbusters (1984). It appears to be a yellow plate with blue markings. Note the small strobe lights positioned in the middle of the grill, and also the small warning stickers on the grill near the lights. As always, click this picture for the full size version.