THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON RUBBER BUST AND STEVE WANG MONSTER SQUAD “GILLMAN” HANDS
Start Price:1,000.00 USD
Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
1,800.00USD+ (414.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
SOLD at 2012 Jul 30 @ 10:16UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON RUBBER BUST AND STEVE WANG MONSTER SQUAD “GILLMAN” HANDS - (Universal, 1951) Slip-cast rubber and foam filled Creature from the Black Lagoon bust. Pulled from Universal Studios molds, this was the “land version” of the creature, as portrayed by the late Ben Chapman. The celebrated makeup was originally developed at Bud Westmore’s world-renown makeup department at Universal and principally designed by female FX artist Millicent Patrick who has lately received well-deserved credit that evaded her for decades. The rubber is yellowed from age, having been pulled in the last decade, but still remains supple and without deterioration. The highly detailed accompanying creature hands were sculpted by makeup maestro Steve Wang for his version of the “Gillman” for the 1987 film, The Monster Squad. These multi-generational display pieces complement each other perfectly.