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Wolf Man head from "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein"
Kirk Hammett: "That came up for auction about 15 years ago, and I bid on it, but I didn't get it. Then I went to a collector friend's house and I saw it sitting on his table! A few months later for his birthday I bought him an original 'Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man' poster and he said 'Wow' and was so touched that he gave this to me out of thanks. It's the actual make-up test mask that they did for Lon Chaney. One of the most sentimental props I have, though, is probably the costume that Boris Karloff wore in 'The Black Cat.' When I got it, I wore it around my house all day long."
August 9, 2010