JIMINY CRICKET Walt Disney BEN COOPER Mask Costume Original box 1950s Pinocchio
Item: Costume – Vintage. Walt Disney’s favorite cricket from Pinocchio. Size: Small (Age 4-6). Box Dimensions: (Approx) 11.25 x 8.5 x 4.5. Nice Unrestored Old Original. Year Made: Late 1950s-1960s. Everything is in Very Nice Shape. Original Cellophane still on the box. Original Price tag still on the box. Mask is in excellent used shape. Some roughness around the eyes. Costume is fully intact but has some stains on it. I didn’t try to clean them off. Black Felt Long Coat and Black cowl (probably to wear under a top hat) are in excellent shape. Clean Unique and Solid. Please view the pics to grade for yourself. Nice one for the collector, this one is looking for a good home to care for it. Very Very Hard to find, fully intact. Plenty of listings & auctions to be listed. Proceeds will be heading to one of our local effective charities and help pay for my daughter’s college books and other costly things…. If multiple items are shown – they are in separate listings. From the unnamed cricket character. Originally created by Carlo Collodi. (adult) Once Upon a Time. Adam Young (child) (Once Upon a Time). (Cricket form; Once Upon a Time). Jiminy Cricket is the Walt Disney. Version of the Talking Cricket. Il Grillo Parlante , a fictional character created by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. For his 1883 children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio. Which Disney adapted into the animated film Pinocchio. Originally an unnamed, minor character in Collodi’s novel who is killed by Pinocchio before returning as a ghost, he was transformed for the Disney adaptation into a comical and wisecracking partner who accompanies Pinocchio on his adventures, having been appointed by the Blue Fairy. Known in the book as the Fairy with Turquoise Hair. To serve as Pinocchio’s official conscience. In the film, he sings When You Wish Upon a Star. , widely considered the Walt Disney Company’s signature song. Jiminy Cricket’s appearance differs somewhat from that of actual crickets. Which range from black to light brown and have long antennae and six legs; Jiminy Cricket has short antennae, a greenish-brown hue, and four limbs; like most Disney characterizations. He dresses in the manner of a 19th- or early 20th-century gentleman, characteristically wearing a blue top hat. And carrying a burgundy. Since his debut in Pinocchio. He has become an iconic Disney character, making numerous other appearances, including in Fun and Fancy Free. (1947) as the host and in Mickey’s Christmas Carol. (1983) as the Ghost of Christmas Past. From the late 1930s to the late 1980s. It was one of the three largest Halloween costume manufacturers in the. From the 1950s through the mid-1980s. The company’s inexpensive plastic masks and vinyl smocks were an iconic American symbol of Halloween from the 1950s to the 1970s. For which Cooper has been called the. And the “High Priest” of Halloween. Founder Ben Cooper was born on the Lower East Side. Of New York City. He studied accounting and briefly sought a career as a songwriter. Before founding a theatrical costume business in 1927. Cooper designed costumes and sets for the legendary Cotton Club. And several editions of the Ziegfeld Follies. With live theatre becoming rarer in the 1930s due to the Great Depression. And Halloween becoming a more popular holiday, Cooper established Ben Cooper, Inc. The firm assumed control of A. Which had a license. To produce costumes based on characters owned by The Walt Disney Company. Such as Donald Duck. The two companies formally merged and incorporated as Ben Cooper, Inc. On December 8, 1942. By the late 1940s, Ben Cooper, Inc. Was one of the largest and most prominent Halloween costume manufacturers in the United States. Its costumes were generally very thin fabric with a silk-screened. At the time, the most popular costumes were traditional Halloween figures such as devils, ghosts, skeletons, and witches. In the 1950s, television characters such as Davy Crockett. As parents became more concerned about safety in the 1950s, the company responded by creating its “Glitter Glo” costumes, dresses, and jumpsuits with large amounts of blue glitter. Glued to the front (which would reflect the headlights of oncoming automobiles). The company banked heavily on the popularity of President John F. But had to destroy thousands of masks after Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963. Products made by Ben Cooper, Inc. Collectors prize the boxed costumes with mask the most. In 2002, photographer Phyllis Galembo published Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes & Masquerade, a book of text and photography which features some of the costumes produced by Ben Cooper, Inc. Scans/Photos of the actual items are shown. Condition should also be considered by viewing the photos. 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If you need it quickly, just ask and I usually have no problem accommodating your wishes. However, once it leaves the United States, BUYERS assume the risk of the package getting there, if it makes it to that country intact, which is more than fair. Blame France for that one…. Unless you are local and can pick the item up. There are other arrangements that can be made if necessary – feel free to ask. Happy Hunting and Thank You for your time looking at my’trinkets’! The free listing tool. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Costumes”. The seller is “pack-ratz” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year Made: Late 1950’s early 1960’s
- Handmade: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Ben Cooper