Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Lot # 886 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Robert Watts Collection: Toon .38 Pistol with Dum-Dums Crew Gift

Stock #106327

A Toon .38 pistol with Dum-Dums crew gift from the production of Robert Zemeckis' detective comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This item comes from the personal collection of legendary producer Robert Watts. Eddie (Bob Hoskins) swapped his real gun for a Toon one before entering Toontown. Eddie's new oversized gun shot idiotic Toon rounds which he later referred to as "Dum-Dums". During filming, a stand-in gun was used, with the animated cartoon gun added in post-production.

The pistol - a casting from the stand-in's mould and given as a crew gift to Robert Watts - is cast in resin and presented in a display case with six Dum-Dum character bullets. On the back is a business card of Steve Crawley, a Model Shop Project Supervisor from Industrial Light and Magic. The plastic case shows some signs of age and wear, with light scratches on the case, and the plaque has slipped from its position. Dimensions (displayed): 35.5 cm x 24 cm x 10 cm (14" x 9 1/2" x 4")

£3,000 - 5,000 M

This lot comes from the personal collection of celebrated film producer Robert Watts. Watts’ career began in the 1960s with location manager, production manager and assistant director credits on movies including Thunderball, Repulsion, Darling, Papillon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars: A New Hope and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Robert went on to become producer of such classics as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It’s fair to say his CV includes some of the most popular movies of all time.
Robert and his family are parting ways with these important artefacts so that they may find new custodians to cherish and appreciate them for years to come.

Item size - 13.98" x 9.45" x 3.94" (35.5cm x 24cm x 10cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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