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    Bill Campbell "Rocketeer" costume with hero aluminum rocket pack from The Rocketeer. (Disney, 1991) Extraordinary original (5) piece ensemble includes (1) signature Rocketeer helmet constructed of cast fiberglass shell and components including head vents and fin, with amber vacuum formed plastic lenses in eye ports, grill over the mouth for ease of breathing, expertly studio finished with sculptural welding solder remnants and integral rivets, (1) hero metal 17 x 27 x 10 in. "Cirrus X3" Art Deco-style "flame" rocket pack with tooled aluminum casing with jet exhaust ports, braided cable wiring, interior fan and electronic components, 2-moveable wing flaps affixed to bottom by aluminum pistons, decorative riveting along edges and seams, exhaust ports and grills, with leather harness with unique metal belt buckle closure, (1) fingerless leather glove with integral aluminum depressible ignition trigger, trailing a leather sheath housing wiring with screw clasp to attach to jet pack (1) tan double-breasted leather bomber jacket with hidden zipper front closure under brass buttons, cinching buckle belts at hips and cuffs, (1) pair of stunt jodhpur pants with zipper front closure and zippers and elastic stirrups at cuffs. Jacket retains handwritten, "Michael Sarna Regular", pants retain handwritten, "Deluma Reg. Fit Fireproof MDL", and the glove and rocket pack retain, "Walt Disney Studio Prop Dept." barcode stickers. The rocket pack (with harness and glove), leather jacket and jodhpurs each come with a Disney COA. The jacket is seen in the swamp sequence and is listed by Disney as used by a stunt player; however, the leather grain matches a photo still from the film showing Bill Campbell wearing this jacket. The helmet comes with a LOA from C. Mitchell Bryan of Design Setters Inc., which produced all the helmets from the film. Lot includes "1938 Bigelow's Air Circus" pennant and prop Bull Dog Café menu. In the film, aviation genius Howard Hughes built the Cirrus X3 and it is the essential piece of heroic equipment that grants the Rocketeer the power of flight. Without question, the rocket pack is the ultimate plot-driving device from this acclaimed film. The studio made only three hero "flame-shooting" rocket packs and Disney sold only a single hero metal rocket pack from their archives. This represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire this beautiful ensemble. All elements in production used fine condition (Disney COA comes with a humorous disclaimer: "Sorry, but the rocket pack will not actually enable the wearer to fly..."). Exhibiting age and production wear. In very good to fine condition.

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    December, 2019
    17th Tuesday
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