B O N A P A R T E
Original Custom Figure
After a long period of trying to get this one right, I have
finally made what is for me, one of my Holy Grails of 1/6 figures, NAPOLEON!
As portrayed by actor Albert Dieudonne, his epic
performance in the 1927
ABEL GANCE classic Silent film left me stirred and thunderstruck.
This amazing silent classic is one of a kind.
That it was essentially destroyed by the late 1920's editors for the release
in the American market, which left the fledgling, Life of Napoleon, five film project, of which this was only the first, in
shambles, never to be continued by director Gance, (to our major loss!)
But, after years of gathering, and research, Kevin Brownlow and others,
recontructed the film back to a more presentable form in the 1980's, and I saw the film while in college, studying
Again, I was amazed.
So, it is with great honor that I dedicate this figure to not only Actor
Albert Dieudonne, who it is meant to directly resemble, but also to his family and legacy, that he
might be remembered.
Also, I of course have to dedicate it with equal respect to visionary Director
Abel Gance, and the amazing vision he shared with all of us.
And of course, to that fellow to which it all portrays,
the man bound to be Emperor...
Special thanks to Vikki Godwin, of The Fabric of Space and Time website, for her contributions
to Napoleon's accessories, his lined hat and plain hat ribbon, cloak and the 1/6 scale French Flag were all sewn by this wonderful
lady, who helped me to realize this figure.
This special one of a kind figure is a permanent part of my collection and is
not for sale.
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