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    Alice Cooper Stage-Used Guillotine from the Billion Dollar Babies Tour (1973). Designed by magician James "Amazing" Randi and used every night during 1973's extravagant, record-breaking Billion Dollar Babies tour, this larger than life guillotine stage prop is the embodiment of the Grand Guignol in Rock & Roll theater. Every night, a doomed Alice would be dragged to his demise by an executioner (Randi in costume), and strapped into this device, where in a fantastically ghastly illusion, Alice would then appear to be swiftly beheaded.

    Measuring a towering 98.5" tall by 36" wide, with a base at 67.5" deep, this stage-used prop is sturdily fabricated of wood, with steel hardware and a heavy metal blade. Below the wooden stockade is the head-catching basket, made of wood and surrounded by wicker. It's painted black with silver airbrushing for aging added throughout, and the stockade and blade sprayed crimson to simulate blood. This historic piece drips menace, and exudes a ghoulish aura appropriate for the impact it's had on Rock theatrics. Astounding! In stage-used condition, with wood showing at parts of the pieces edges due to wear and use. From the Neal Smith Alice Cooper Collection.




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    February, 2016
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