A vacuformed clear plastic cast of General Zod (Terence Stamp) from Superman II (1980). This cast would have been used as a ‘lay-over’ for the actors’ facial prosthetics. In General Zod’s case, his wig-piece and beard. This kept the shape of the pieces when not applied to the actor. This mold came straight from the personal collection of Stuart Freeborn, the legendary make up artist, famous for his work on countless productions, including ‘Star Wars’. The picture below shows Freeborn working on the life casts for the movie. Both Superman and Superman II were filmed ‘back to back’, therefore these face casts would most likely have been used in the production of both of the movies.
A rare and unusual item, the plastic has ‘yellowed’ with age and shows a crack in the plastic from just under the chin to the chest. There is what appears to be some dried latex just over the right eyebrow. Considering the delicate nature of this piece and its age it has survived very well, even showing the evil General’s skin dimples! This measures approx 50cm x 27cm (19.7” x 10.6”).