Date Sold: 09/11/2021
A Superman (Christopher Reeve) stunt dummy head from the production of Richard Donner’s superhero film Superman. A Reeve-resembling dummy was created for flying sequences which were too dangerous or impractical for the actor himself to perform. This lot was originally obtained from the collection of legendary make-up artist Stuart Freeborn.
Made of fibreglass, the head is a painted lifecast of Reeve’s own, with eye holes and foam-latex ears. Its crown is unpainted and secured via three small screws, with Velcro® strips adhered along the hairline, allowing the application of a wig. The head displays cracking, light paint wear and glue residue, and there is minor damage to its bottom edge. There are still remnants of hair from the wig on the Velcro®, and the foam-latex ears have begun to degrade over time. Dimensions: 27 cm x 18 cm x 24 cm (10½” x 7″ x 9½”)
Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000 M