Original Vintage Don Post 1975 Captain Kirk Mask (medley Kirk)
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Original Vintage Don Post 1975 Captain Kirk Mask (medley Kirk) :
ORIGINAL DON POST STUDIOS 1975 CAPTAIN KIRK MASK ! ! !
This is the infamous mask that began it all: the Holy Grail of the mask collecting community! This very copy is what is known as the "Medley Kirk" amongst Myers mask enthusiasts. The Captain Kirk mask is what was used in John Carpenter's 1978 film "Halloween" for the mask of the killer Michael Myers. It was converted into the iconic, trademark white face mask by Tommy Lee Wallace and ever since then fans of the franchise have been on a quest to either obtaining an original or a perfect replica, both of which are hard, if not impossible, to come by.I purchased this mask from John Medley many years ago and have decided that it is now time to be parting ways with it. I kept the mask away from sunlight, smoke and human handling for all the time that it has been in my possession to preserve it as best I could. Nonetheless the dreaded dry-rot has begun to set in this year around the front line of the neck and at the tip of the nose. Therefore the nose shape is a little dented as you can see in thepictures and the neck line has a tear which will require fixing by the new owner!
A brief bit of history on the Captain Kirk mask and on my copy in particular: There were about 150 Kirk masks made total, most of them have been destroyed either by time, poor care or by poor converting techniques, all which willacceleratethe William Malone used to work at Don Post studios and it is he who made the Medley Kirk himself, casting a thicker, more high quality pull of it for this particular copy and then gifting it to John Medley when John was a child, as William was a long time friend of the Medley family. This higher quality pull is the reason the Medley Kirk is still in great condition between 44 years having elapsed since it was made, an unheard of time for a latex mask to last that long unless foam filled!
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