Date Sold: 27/09/2016
A stunt dummy head from Richard Lester’s superhero sequel Superman II. During Non’s (Jack O’Halloran) flying sequences when it was too dangerous or impractical to use the actor, a dummy made to resemble the actor was used instead.
This piece comes directly from Stuart Freeborn, the make-up and creature effects artist that worked on the production. Made from fibreglass, the head is a painted lifecast of O’Halloran’s head. The head’s crown is secured by screws, and Velcro strips along the hair line allow the application of a wig.
Age and wear is evident throughout the piece, including cracks and chips, degraded foam latex on the ears and glue residue. Accompanying the head is a black and white A4 photograph of Freeborn working on the lifecast. Dimensions: 38 cm x 32 cm x 38 cm (15″ x 12 3/4″ x 15″)
Estimate: £700 – £900