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A life-size film prop of the famous 1950s monster the Creature from the Black Lagoon that guarded its owner's office for decades is expected to fetch £24,000 at auction.
The instantly-recognizable swamp beast frightened moviegoers in the 1950s, when the horror B movie was at its height.
This Gill-man figure was made for the 1955 horror film Revenge of the Creature, the sequel to the 1954 cult classic Creature From the Black Lagoon.
The unusual memorabilia was owned for about 40 years by Earl Jernigan, who worked as a grip - lighting and rigging technician - on the film when it was shot in North Central Florida and kept the monster after production finished.
The prop will be sold by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas on February 20.