Updated: January 13, 2012
ORIGINAL ALIEN VENUSIAN COSTUME
Featured here is the original alien masks used on "Voyage to the
Bottom of the Sea" TV series. This mask was used on the episode
called, "Journey of Fear" episode #88 and airdated on 10-15-67
starring guest star, Robert Duvall. The alien creature was named
"Venusian" and was reused several times on Irwin Allen's TV shows.
The mask is made of rubber latex, and is in need of restoration.
Rarely, do any make-up props, costumes, etc. ever come available on
Irwin Allen's productions. This mask was obtained on a trade auction
deal many years ago with the previous owner. I wish to thank,
"Arthur" of El Paso Texas for sharing this item with us.
This item is currently up for bid on eBay if your interested in
purchasing it? The second mask is yet another original mask of the
same alien creature from the series. The mask was originally from the
collection of "Forrest J. Ackerman" the pioneer of prop collectibles
of classic monster films. Mr. Ackerman is also well known from the
"Monsters of Filmland" magazines. The item was auction from his
private collection in the early 1990's held in New York City. As you
can see, it is also in need of repair. It is believe that this
costume design was taken from the classic movie, "Creature from the
Black Lagoon". It must have been a nightmare for the actor wearing
this make-up? I guess seeing and breathing wasn't a big deal, just
get your lines right? The last photo was an original mask from
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
The prop was modifified for other productions in the 1960's. The prop
was from the private collection of Famous Monster of Filmland, Forrest
J. Ackerman. The item went up for bid on eBay on 09/07/02. The mask is
made of latex rubber being 14" and filled with foam to keep the shape as
it once was used. With only 4 bids, I lost this special item, and selling
for only $202.50.
(*) Received an e-mail and photos from "Thomas Howard" on this item. His
friend owns the body costume on this prop. He was kind enough to send them
to me to post on our website! The body costume is an excellent condition.
Congratulations to the new owner of this great piece of history!
Value: $500-Up on each.