The Exorcist, Regan's Demonic Tongue Extension

original make-up / prosthetics

An iconic image that no one who ever saw the ground breaking "The Exorcist" (1973), could ever forget: Linda Blair in her bed with a "devil's tongue" jutting out of her mouth like the sharp head of a serpent. When Father Damian Karras (Jason Miller), realizes he has no more options to keep the girl alive, he convinces Father Merrin (Max von Sydow), to come lead him in an actual Exorcism. Of course this pushes Blair and the devil inside her to their limits and beyond. This is the actual hero screen used demonic tongue extension from that scene. It was made by Master Makeup artist Dick Smith for Linda Blair. It is made of foam latex. (An interesting side note, to keep the tongue attached to Blair's real tongue, Dick used a little peanut butter). This was gifted from Smith to a co-worker who worked with him on special effects makeup for the film "Starman". This incredible piece of Hollywood history comes with a Letter of Provenance. (Tongue is approx 3x2)

The display for the tongue came from Tom Spina Designs.  They also coated the tongue with a substance to prevent deterioration.

item: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: make-up / prosthetics
coa issued by: Premiere Props (1957)
original (1955)  |  replica (2)
celebrity: Linda Blair (7)
original (2)  |  replica (5)
movie: The Exorcist (1973)
original (2)  |  replica (13)
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GOSH!!! Great display too!! [by sylo27 ]
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