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Company Sues for Right to Sell Einstein Disguise

Reg Speller, Fox Photos, Getty Images

In 1935 a dance troupe used a mask to portray Albert Einstein, among other celebrities, as part of a revue. No lawsuits were filed, but then the physicist was still alive at the time.
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More than half a century after Albert Einstein's death, companies continue to challenge Hebrew University of Jerusalem's tight grasp on the physicist's likeness.

In the latest effort, Forum Novel­ties Inc., a costume wholesaler in Melville, N.Y...

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