Saturday, August 15, 2009

Double Take
One of the most famous faces in New Orleans Square, a versatile performer able to tackle roles both dead and alive...the infamous Pirate Auctioneer (1967) and the Ghost Duelist (1969).

8 comments:

Mick said...

There is a look of our old pal Big Daddy Roth there too if I am not mistaken

Hiland Hall said...

whoah..never noticed that one before.

Eric Scales said...

The ghost seems to have a bit more of a squint going on- is this caused by distorting the final skin with the internal animatronics? I would assume the ghost has a solid head with no internal works, since that's not really required for his part in the Mansion. Does that mean that his represents the more accurate head sculpt, and that the Auctioneers has been manipulated into that expression by the functioning eyes, brows etc...?

TokyoMagic! said...

Do we know who the inspriration was for those figures? Was it one of the imagineers, or is that face entirely a creation of Blaine Gibson's?

Davelandweb said...

Kevin - great to see the two next to each other. Thanks!

Tom Slick said...

haha, i see what Mick sees! Great visual comparison, Kev! There are many more duplicates if you seek them!

Major Pepperidge said...

Very cool! Thanks for the comparison!

Katella Gate said...

The Bride Auctioneer = The Duelist = Ed Roth? What a chain of identities. Definitely reincarnation.

Picture of Roth:
http://www.airbrushtour.com/images/BDRairbrushing.jpg