World of Wonder Displays 2001
This is John Jacob Styles III, created
by Mephisto for WoW in 2001
Heeeeere's Johnny... And John Jacob the
Third too. Johnny's left hand was made of fiberglass, from a
mold of my own hand and wrist, with a steel bar inside (his, not
Somehow, the bouncing around in transit
still broke his arm and where he landed was a bit embarrassing!
Later I had to run a wire from the body
to the top of the cabinet, just to hold him from falling into
JJ's lap! You can see JJ's feet in this photo. They, like the
hands, are modeled after Grady Styles' feet.
Grace McDaniels, as reconstructed for
WoW in 2001. Actual photo of her in the background.
We also had a great bust of the
Elephant Man, and one night somebody broke the Plexiglas front
and stole it. Somebody also broke into and stole Grace's cameo
necklace, that had come from a costume jewelry collection of
mine. Next night, we found someone wandering inside the show
Maybe just coincidence, but I was
always suspicious of him after that.
courtesy of Fred Lulling
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