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    Bud Westmore Wolf Man Prototype Mask. With almost 500 credits to his name (including Man of A Thousand Faces and The Creature From the Black Lagoon), Bud Westmore ranks as one of the most legendary makeup artists of Hollywood. This prototype wolf man mask comes directly from the Westmore estate. Crafted from foam rubber and unspecified animal hair, it was made circa the late 1940s, and is believed to be a prototype created for use in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). (The presence of hook-and-eye closures on the back suggest it was intended for more practical use than as a Halloween mask, etc.) Rejected by Universal, it was boxed and stored by Westmore, which explains the relatively fantastic condition that it is in some six decades later. There is some moderate tearing to the foam along the corners of the mouth and larger tears along the back; otherwise, it is in Fine to Very Fine condition. Accompanied by an LOA from Jeannie Westmore.

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    November, 2010
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