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    Sale 5425

    Pop Culture: Entertainment Memorabilia

    4 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 123

    Batman, 1989

    Price Realised  


    Batman, 1989
    An original bronze painted resin statue, modelled as Jack Nicholson in the role of The Joker in the 1989 Warner Bros. film Batman, mounted on wooden plinth with attached bronze plaque, overall -- 18in. (45.7cm.) high;

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    The statue of The Joker was originally designed as a prototype for a full-size version which was to stand in the Gotham City set at Pinewood Studios. However, this idea was scrapped and instead the statue was produced as a farewell gift presented to Jack Nicholson. Following this, as suggestd by Kenny, models were made for the various Heads Of Department. A limited number of approximately 20 were made.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The following lots; 123-130 and 133-137 are from the collection of Chris Kenny, who began his career in 1967 on the film Oliver!. He worked on many top productions including two James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Kenny was the Associate Producer on Steven Spielberg's Empire Of The Sun and went on to Co-Produce films which include Batman, 1989 and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 2000.