Shakespeare bust appearance

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Shakespeare bust appearance

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Okay, I'll admit this is really random. The other night, we were watching the 1990 film "Pump Up the Volume". As we watched it, there was a scene in the principal's office with a blurred bust in the background. The image is quite blurry, but you guys know better than me. What are the chances that this belongs in Wayne Manor?

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While it's a sculpt of Shakespeare the shoulders look narrower than the one from the show-- I think the odds that this is THE bust is about a million to one.

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Andy, I didn't think the odds were good at all. Since this might be the first time I've a bust with a similar collar (and since it is so out of focus), I thought I'd pass it along.

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It's definitely close-- good eye.

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A good catch, but even out of focus the head on that bust is far larger proportionally than the Batman version.

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No trapezius muscles.

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The prop from the show does show up in the background of an episode of the John Larroquette show in the mid 90's. There was an episode where John takes a writing class and the bust is on a table in the background, just a couple of quick glances of it. I believe the episode is called "Master Class" from season 3. I have a very low res copy of the show, but I will post a screenshot if I am able to.

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danbar wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:41 pm
The prop from the show does show up in the background of an episode of the John Larroquette show in the mid 90's. There was an episode where John takes a writing class and the bust is on a table in the background, just a couple of quick glances of it. I believe the episode is called "Master Class" from season 3. I have a very low res copy of the show, but I will post a screenshot if I am able to.
Please do! Would love to see it!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp3jFyfuSJ4

Couldn't find it myself, but maybe one of you detectives can spot him...

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And Halloween H20
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That framed portrait also in both "Larroquette" and "Halloween H20"?
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Looks like it, Therin. Must have been a prop "lot".

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A Shakespeare bust (not sure if it's THE one) makes an appearance in one of the Wayne's World movies - Wayne uses it to open a freight elevator. Sry no screen cap.
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This bust appears in the Dobie Gillis episode "What's My Lion" from January 10, 1961
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