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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 practical use.) Rejected by Universal, it was boxed and stored by Westmore, which explains the relatively fantastic condition that it is in some six decades later.
    Bud and Perc Westmore are credited with developing the system of using masks for actors in film which were created from plaster life casts -- a major reason as to why they were so well respected in the field. The process, still in use, saved many hours of production time and reduced the amount of time spent by actors in the make-up chair.
    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. From the Bud Westmore Collection. Accompanied by an LOA from Jeannie Westmore. Requires third party shipping.


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