Composer Danny Elfman has long been a collector of the weird and the wonderful.
It all began in Mali, where he bought his first skeleton, carved from a single bone, while on a trip after graduating high school. Now, his home is packed with such oddities—from 19th-century taxidermy to religious artifacts to bones.
It is, perhaps, an unsurprising hobby for a man who has composed the scores for many dark and unusual films, such as Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
“I have so much stuff,” Mr. Elfman said, “Every space I have is filled everywhere. I can’t get enough shelf space, table space and wall space.”
Now, Mr. Elfman’s unusual