A 4D Man amplifier prop with prototype

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Lot 76
A 4D Man amplifier prop with prototype

US$ 5,000 - 7,000
£ 4,000 - 5,600
The W.E. "Wes" Shank Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Memorabilia
A 4D Man amplifier prop with prototype
Universal Pictures, 1959. Two pieces of apparatus, the first comprising two 11 x 1.25 in. wooden beams, each wound with coiled wires and strings, connected on either side by two 8 x 10 in. platforms covered with silver wallpaper-type material; and the second comprising two 13.25 x 2 in. wooden beams, each wound with coiled wires and strings, connected on the bottom by a 9.5 x 13.5 in. platform covered with silver wallpaper-type material. Two scientist brothers collaborate on an invention that threatens death and destruction in this science fiction thriller directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr., hot off the success of his 1956 film, The Blob. 4D Man is dated by its dramatic jazz and bongo drums score, but the performances of Robert Lansing, James Congdon, and Lee Meriwether are impressive and the concept unique. The force field offered here is featured prominently throughout the film, particularly in the scene where scientist Scott Nelson uses it to put his hand through a steel block as he successfully enters the 4th dimension. Accompanied by a color snapshot of a screen grab from the film showing the amplifier and a DVD of the film.
10.5 x 13.5 x 15.5 in. and 8.5 x 10 x 11.5 in.
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A 4D Man amplifier prop with prototype
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