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    Frankenstein Monster Head from "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein." A remarkable, bolt-necked relic from the vaults of Universal Horror! This is a full-size, specially created Vulcanized-rubber head of the Frankenstein Monster, designed to see action in the Universal-International all-time horror comedy hit, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). Famed makeup man Bud Westmore fashioned the head, modeled after Glenn Strange (who stalked as the Monster in the classic film) and designed for use as a "stand-in" for Strange in various scenes. Several heads were made, and one saw action as the climactic fire burned up the Monster on a Universal back lot pier. Only this one is known to survive. The head stands 10" high, measures 6" wide from neck bolt to neck bolt, and measures 5" x 7" at the top of its flat skull. The head has incredible detail in its various scars, wrinkles - and even a mole beside the nose. It has survived in Very Good condition, with some minor damage ("scarring," if you will) on the right side of the head and its crown - but what are a few additional scars if you're the Frankenstein's Monster? Relics from Universal's Frankenstein series are ultra-rare, and this prop - from one of the most famous and successful films in the history of Universal Studios - makes it a major discovery. Somehow Glenn Strange's Monster kept his dignity throughout the slapstick of this beloved film (despite Lou Costello calling him "Junior" onscreen) and this head somehow displays that dignity, as well as all the gothic supremacy of Universal's Frankenstein Monster - the greatest classic Hollywood horror character of them all.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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