We are pleased to announce the addition of "Scarecrow™" to our exciting series based on the classic 1939 motion picture masterpiece The Wizard of Oz™
Faithfully based on the beloved character immortalized by Ray Bolger in the 1939 film, Scarecrow™ has been brought to life by R. JOHN WRIGHT DOLLS for the first time in the medium of molded felt.
Oz's Scarecrow™ from R. John Wright Dolls is faithfully based on the original motion picture images. Standing 18 inches tall, he is fully jointed at the shoulders, hips, knees, elbows and neck with the R. John Wright ball & socket jointing system with an internal wood mechanism. The molded felt character face has been finely modeled in a true likeness with hand painted features and embossed burlap complexion. Under his costume, the Scarecrow™ has a realistic molded felt torso and limbs and under his gloves, his amazing sculptural felt hands have individually sewn fingers!
Extensively researched for the utmost in authenticity, Scarecrow's™ costume features a detailed coat tailored exactly like the original out of cutstom dyed cotton flannel with bound buttonholes, leather buttons and ragged tears. The trousers are also made of custom dyed flannel with hand-stitched inset patches. The authentic cotton twill work gloves have individual fingers and a knit wristband and the hat is made of all-wool felt. His hand-cobbled boots are made of distressed leather. Custom-made miniature rope and straw accents complete his trademark ensemble.
Scarecrow™ is produced at the R. John Wright Dolls studio workshop in Bennington, Vermont, in a numbered limited edition of only 250 pieces worldwide. The 'RJW' brass button is affixed to each doll as a lasting mark of identification and a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity is included inside the deluxe Wizard of Oz presentation box. Subject to availability, matching edition numbers will be provided to other characters in the R. John Wright Wizard of Oz™ collection.
ABOUT RAY BOLGER:
Ray Bolger (1904-1987), an American entertainer of stage and screen, is best known for his iconic portrayal of the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. Bolger began his career in vaudeville and his limber body and ability to ad-lib movement won him many starring roles on Broadway in the 1930s. Bolger's film career began when he signed a contract with MGM in 1936. Two years later Bolger was cast as the Tin Woodman in the studios big fantasy production The Wizard of Oz. Feeling he could use his dancing and comedic skills to greater effect, Bolger was delighted when his role was switched to that of the Scarecrow instead. Bolger also played the role of "Hunk" - Uncle Henry and Aunt Em's farmhand - which was the Scarecrow's Kansas counterpart in the sepia-toned sequences at the beginning and end of the film.
There are more production photos for the Scarecrow
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