London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
The Pink Panther
A Balls Emporium book of disguises, containing twenty-five disguise designs, the majority featuring photographs of Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau, the pages heavily annotated in pencil and coloured crayon with descriptions of the disguise and make-up, disguises include: The Priest, The Dentist, Quasimodo, The Godfather, The Artist, The Gendarme and Inconspicuous Salty Old Sea-Dog, the cover titled in gold and black paint Balls Emporioum and decorated with a foliate design
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According to the vendor, this book was made up by the art department as set dressing for Professor Balls' Emporium, but it is not certain for which films the book was used.
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