Timothy Leary Hyper-Realistic Decapitated Head Prop and Pr...
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DescriptionTimothy Leary Hyper-Realistic Decapitated Head Prop and Production Materials from Timothy Leary's Dead (Davids & Mills Prods., 1996). Original life-size, screen-used Timothy Leary decapitated head prop constructed of cast silicone over interior skull armature. Meticulously painted down to every pore and freckle and individually hand punched hair, eyebrows, lashes and whiskers. All expertly fabricated and finished by FX master Steve Johnson and crew. This incredibly lifelike prop is highly visible in the seen at the end of the documentary when Leary, the pop culture icon, psychologist and psychedelic drug guru passes, and his head is separated from his body and placed in a container for cryogenic preservation. A scene so realistic, most audience members believed they were witnessing the real thing. The prop measures 11" x 8" x 10" and features viscera at the neck opening. This incredible prop is accompanied by interesting articles surrounding the controversial film, a photo of Leary sitting for his head cast, the movie's poster, signed by director Paul Davids and a DVD copy of the resulting movie. The head exhibits minor age and production wear. Some rubbing of paint to ears and neck. In otherwise, Very Good to Fine condition. Comes with a COA from Heritage Auctions.
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