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    William Tuttle's personal vintage makeup kit. (ca. 1950s-1970s) Custom makeup kit belonging to Special FX makeup legend William J. Tuttle. One of the old-school innovators in the field, beginning in the 1930s, Tuttle supervised makeup on classics like The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain, Forbidden Planet, North by Northwest, and many more. Tuttle also created his fair share of monsters including the "Morlocks" in The Time Machine and all seven faces in The Seven Faces of Doctor Lao - for which Tuttle received a special Academy Award, a full 17-years before makeup became an official Oscar category. Tuttle is also responsible for the unforgettable makeups in the iconic The Twilight Zone "Eye of the Beholder" episode and the contemporary classics Logan's Run and Young Frankenstein. This makeup box is constructed of wood covered in black textured vinyl with metal components and measures 8.25 x 12.5 x 16 in. (closed), with hinged front panel and lid, and 8-drawers and 2-felted compartments containing the tools of the master's trade including: pancake makeup, brushes, prosthetic adhesives, hair graying liquid (still present in bottle), pots of Max Factor cream liners, pomade, dry rouge, lipstick, eyebrow pencils, derma wax, duo adhesive, translucent powders, a well used powder puff, and much more. There are even clipping remnants from hair work. Most of the 16-bottles are empty or dried up, but some do retain liquid. Left as used by Tuttle. With surface and interior wear typical of use. In vintage fine condition.

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    June, 2016
    29th Wednesday
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