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    Marlon Brando's Contact Lenses, Possibly from Viva Zapata! Two pairs of Marlon Brando's brown-colored costume lenses possibly worn by blue-eyed actor as Emiliano Zapata in Elia Kazan's 1952 biopic. (The performance earned Brando his second Academy Award nomination). The lenses appear to be in Very Fine to Excellent condition, and are accompanied by a letter to Brando from the Beverly Hills Optical Company instructing him on how to use them. The letter's pre-1958 phone exchanges lead our experts to believe the lenses could have been originally made for Viva Zapata! Though rumor has it Brando accidentally swallowed a pair of contacts on the set, these survived and were most likely used by Brando in The Appaloosa (1966), which would explain their presence in Bud Westmore's archive. From the Bud Westmore Collection. Accompanied by an LOA from Jeannie Westmore.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2011
    18th-20th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
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