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    James Cagney Wax Head. Incredibly life-like wax head of James Cagney (1899-1986), created by Perc and Bud Westmore at Warner Bros. in the late 1930s/early 1940s, when Cagney ruled the roost as Warner's top tough guy star. Perc was makeup artist on such Cagney classics as Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, for which Cagney won a Best Actor Oscar); he designed this sculpture, and teenage apprentice Bud assisted with the mould. Neck is 5" wide, head 10" tall; actual hair attached to eyebrows and scalp; hand-painted blue/gray eyes; sits on peg on 8" x 8" square wooden base. A couple minor dents/indentations on face -- Very Good Condition. A true Warners/Westmore/Cagney relic. Accompanied by an LOA from Jeannie Westmore.

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    November, 2010
    13th-14th Saturday-Sunday
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