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John Chambers original cast of Jimmy Durante's nose for Smithsonian

John Chambers original cast of Jimmy Durante's nose for Smithsonian


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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Memorabilia: Pre 1960: Item # 1294966
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Plaster casting of Jimmy Durante’s nose taken by John Chambers in 1959 for the Smithsonian Institution. Chambers first made a liquid rubber mold, then cast it in synthetic stone and finally painted it a golden bronze. Durante’s nose was presented to the Smithsonian Institution’s anthropology department for exhibition. The casting is backed with felt for display and measures 3 ¼ in. x 3 1/8 in. Purchased at his estate auction with his star on the walk of fame and extensive amount of Planet Of the Apes memorabilia , this nose was his personal cast.