A Toupee That Flies…

My sincere thanks go to fellow SuperFan and editor of A Tribute To Christopher Reeve Alexei Lambley-Steel for allowing me the chance to own the little slice of cinematic history pictured above.  Culled from a package originally delivered to Hair Supervisor Joan White at Dovemead Productions on 23/06/82 containing three handmade hairpieces, pictured above is one attributed to Clark Kent stunt double Richard Hammet for Superman III.  This handmade, human hair, lacefronted hairpiece has a suprisingly reddish-brown tint and although somewhat thinned, has survived well for a 30+ year old wig.  Due to its Tribble-like status when it arrived with me I sought to restore it to its original glory without compromising the authenticity of the piece.  To that end, a comb, a little water spray and a lot of patience paid dividends as the famous mild-mannered reporters locks fell neatly into place, a fantastic addition to my collection…