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    Leatherface Apron from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Bryanston, 1974). - Providing vittles for a large family can be a messy affair, and no one knew that better than Leatherface, the "hero" of Tobe Hooper's horror classic, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Those victims can be so uncooperative: squirming, screaming, spurting blood all over the place. What's a modern, fastidious serial killer to do? Why, wear an apron, of course! And now, for the very first time, you can own this massive killer's own clothes-protecting garment, the authentic, one-of-a-kind apron used on-screen in 1974's "Saw". Part of a cache of props kept in a storage room in Austin, Texas, this and other items (including the "Pretty Lady" mask offered separately in this catalog) were eventually sold to a furniture store when the owner tired of paying the storage fees. These important movie artifacts were later acquired by actor Ed Neal (the Hitchhiker in "TCM"), who has graciously consigned them to this auction. According to Art Director Bob Burns, the budget on "Saw" was so low that all props were one-of-a-kind (as opposed to many films, where multiple props are the rule), making this a unique and significant item. Ed Neal confirmed, saying, "To my knowledge, this is the only apron ever worn by Hansen in 'Saw'. Just like with the masks, the original budget of the film was so low, we didn't have the luxury of duplicate props. There are still some of the original blood marks on the apron! Whose blood it is, I can't quite tell." The apron is in excellent condition and measures approximately 43" x 33" overall. There is a clean tear in the lower right side that measures approximately 2.25", but this is the only visible defect. To the best of our knowledge, this apron has never before been offered for public sale, making this a unique opportunity to acquire an important and recognizable movie artifact with an impeccable provenance.

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