Sunday, August 17, 2008

Life-Size Laughing Sailor Automaton from 'Sleuth'

Life-Size Laughing Sailor Automaton
I posted yesterday about a magician automaton that was in the 1972 film 'Sleuth'. This life-size laughing sailor was also in the film and virtually played a character itself. It was either created or adapted specially for the film.

From the eBay listing:
Life-Size Laughing Sailor Automaton from the Film "Sleuth", sculpted foam-rubber features and hands, blue glass eyes, articulated eyelids and lower jaw, seated on capstan head, with electric motors and remote controls causing the sailor to wink, blink, move his head, clap his hands and howl with laughter, in white trousers, striped jersey, navy-blue felt jacket and white hat, ht. 68 inches.

Read the full description and see another photograph of the Laughing Sailor Automaton.

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