London, South Kensington
12 December 2001
Flash Gordon, 1980
A prop helmet of red towelling with metal gauze eye holes and nose piece; four prop helmets and masks, all painted gold, black or red; a prop dagger of green painted composition with green painted leather scabbard -- 14in. (35.5cm.) long; a prop pistol of black and gold painted composition - 10in. (25.4cm.) long -- all made for the 1980 E.M.I production Flash Gordon; and an illustrated souvenir programme Dino De Laurentis Presents The Greatest American Hero Of All Time (a lot)
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The helmets in this lot are similar to those worn by Klytus, the Hawkmen and Ming's forces. According to the vendor, the dagger was made for Timothy Dalton as Prince Barin.
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