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674: Forry's Metropolis Maria Robot

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674. Forry's Metropolis "Maria" Robot. Throughout his career as a collector and archivist FJA always believed the ultimate collectible would be the "Maria" Robotrix costume worn by Brigitte Helm in Fritz Lang's Metropolis, but the original was destroyed in a fire. In 1976 an accurate and detailed full-size replica of the "Maria" Robotrix was created by effects artist Bill Malone, who later became a highly successful director of films including House on Haunted Hill and Fear.com, and Robert Short, Academy Award-winning make-up and visual effects artist.

Created from fiberglass, "Maria" stands 83 in. tall (when mounted on the 12-inch base) and was on display at the Glendower Ackermansion and later at the Acker- Minimansion for a total of over thirty years and was considered the single most iconic piece in the Ackerman collection. Accompanying "Maria" is a toy monkey originally owned and adored by Metropolis' director Fritz Lang. The monkey was one of a pair—one monkey was buried with Lang, the second was given to Forry by Elly Bloch, the wife of Robert Bloch and a friend of Lang's widow. $8,000 - $12,000

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674: Forry's Metropolis Maria Robot

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
May 01, 2009
Starting Price $4,000
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0674: 674: Forry's Metropolis Maria Robot

Sold for $40,000
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Est. $8,000 - $12,000Starting Price $4,000
Hollywood Auction 36 - Day 2
Fri, May 01, 2009 01:00 PM
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Lot 0674 Details

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674. Forry's Metropolis "Maria" Robot. Throughout his career as a collector and archivist FJA always believed the ultimate collectible would be the "Maria" Robotrix costume worn by Brigitte Helm in Fritz Lang's Metropolis, but the original was destroyed in a fire. In 1976 an accurate and detailed full-size replica of the "Maria" Robotrix was created by effects artist Bill Malone, who later became a highly successful director of films including House on Haunted Hill and Fear.com, and Robert Short, Academy Award-winning make-up and visual effects artist.

Created from fiberglass, "Maria" stands 83 in. tall (when mounted on the 12-inch base) and was on display at the Glendower Ackermansion and later at the Acker- Minimansion for a total of over thirty years and was considered the single most iconic piece in the Ackerman collection. Accompanying "Maria" is a toy monkey originally owned and adored by Metropolis' director Fritz Lang. The monkey was one of a pair—one monkey was buried with Lang, the second was given to Forry by Elly Bloch, the wife of Robert Bloch and a friend of Lang's widow. $8,000 - $12,000

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