Wednesday, October 27, 2021


Herman, played by the late actor, Fred Gwynne, was the star of the monster comedy show, THE MUNSTERS, which ran from September 24, 1964 to May 12, 1966 when it got knocked out by Adam West's BATMAN.

Besides his towering size and lumbering gait, Herman was noted for his crazy Frankenstein Monster makeup, which included an exaggerated head piece.

Here's a chance to see an original prosthetic head that Mr. Gwynne wore on the show. Now at auction, the current bid for this piece of Munsters history is $1,500.00.

Lot Description:
Original Screen Worn Fred Gwynne "Herman Munster" Prosthetic Headpiece (CBS, 1964-1966). Vintage original cast foam latex rubber, prosthetic "Herman Munster" headpiece featuring interior etching transferred from mold, "F.G. 64" (for Fred Gwynne, 1964), expertly studio painted and with a 54" x 2" swatch of wig lace affixed to the back of the piece to be attached to the actor's neck to aid in holding the headpiece in place. Retaining studio paint. Exhibiting deteriorated blending edges and minor, subtle crazing to surface.

BONUS! More Herman Munster Head Props!

The current bid for this collection of Herman Munster head props is $1,000.00.

Lot Description:
Collection of (3) "Herman Munster" and "Frankenstein's Monster" Prosthetic Headpieces (1960s/Present). Vintage original and contemporary (3) Frankenstein Monster headpieces including (1) vintage cast latex flesh-colored rubber Don Post Studios "Frankenstein's Monster" headpiece, (1) cast latex rubber Frankenstein headpiece with interior stamp, "Forrest J Ackerman, 1987," from a makeup session with the horror legend, (1) "Herman Munster" cast foam latex rubber prosthetic headpiece with expert studio paint and lace wig, commissioned by Kevin Burns. Don Post headpiece exhibits age, splitting, and deterioration. All others remain in Very Good to Fine condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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