If you are a fan of Science Fiction films, this piece needs no introduction. For the 1951 film, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" there were a number of elements created to portray the character of Gort, the massive silver robot. There was a complete fiberglass Gort created for the scenes in which Gort is standing still. Then there was a close up head, built in 3/4 scale for the visor open / close and destruction beam / light effects. Lastly, In the sequences when Gort moves, he was portrayed by 7 ft.
Tall actor Lock Martin, wearing a foam rubber suit designed and built by Addison Hehr. There were two full body suits created, one for walking away from camera, one for walking towards camera, thus hiding the opening, used to get into the suit. If you watch the film, and look closely at the scene where Gort picks up the fainted Patricia Neal, he turns, and before they cut too the next shot, you can see this opening in the suit. For these suits, one "Hero" helmet was constructed in fiberglass, metal and wood. This head is huge, and measures 14 in.Tall x 13 ¼ in. Inside, a set of metal supports are bolted to the fiberglass skull cap that was made to match Lock Martin's head, in order to give him the most comfortable fit and best control over the huge head piece. Nine distinctive air holes are rather crudely cut under the robot's chin, allowing Martin to breathe.
(see the last picture on this listing, which is a still from the original film). This is a copy of that exact helmet. Including Lock Martins internal "Skull cap". Made in fiberglass, and incorporating the same style of internal metal supports, this copy also includes the head support. This copy was made in a RTV silicone mold, from fiberglass with steel supports for the fiberglass skull cap.The visor does not open. Here at Orbital Surplus, we collect odds and ends from anywhere in the galaxy. So depending on what empire has collapsed, space freighter has crashed or Transport "got lost", we never know what we will receive next. However, we have lost our lease on the asteroid we have called home for more than 30 solar cycles and have to move. So we are finding stuff we forgot we had, and this is where you luck out, cause it all has to go!