Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 2001: A Space Odyssey space suit worn by actor Sean Sullivan is heading for auction.
Astronaut space suit 6-piece ensemble from 2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968)
Vintage original (6) piece astronaut space suit ensemble includes:
Helmet, metal neck ring, tubing, and applied “United States Aeronautics Agency – Clavius Base” decal, leather-lined interior retaining a label handwritten “Sean Sullivan.”
Reflective mercury cloth coveralls with a metal neck ring, zipper back closure, ribbing along the outer arms, waist, and legs, metal hose connectors, with left forearm IBM computer.
Backpack with dials, gauges, slip decals, hosing, and buckles with tipped “United States Aeronautics Agency – Clavius Base.”
Replica chest unit with slip decals and ribbed hosing, with applied “United States Aeronautics Agency – Clavius Base” decal.
A pair of gloves with metal wrist rings and a pair of leather boots with metal calf rings.
This expertly constructed astronaut space suit is an amalgamation of components from fiberglass, resin, plastics, and metal.
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