Wednesday, November 20, 2013
FORREST J ACKERMAN'S MUMMY RING
A while back I posted information about the Factory Entertainment prop ring reproduction worn by Boris Karloff in Universal's THE MUMMY (1932).
The late Forrest J Ackerman did not own the original Mummy ring, but among the artifacts given loving custodial care by him was a ring that he found in an antique shop and wore on occasion, along with his original Dracula ring. Amazingly similar to the ring used on-screen by Karloff, it was among Ackerman's cherished possessions and he displayed it alongside the bit of mummy wrapping seen here yesterday that was created in Jack Pierce's makeup shop on the Universal lot.
This piece was included in the 2009 auction that saw many choice items from Ackerman's collection sold off to the highest bidder just a few scant months after his death.
The image below is from the auction catalog.