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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Oz Jewelry

This is a funny little piece I recently ran across. It's a charm bracelet, made as a premium for the 1964 cartoon television special Return to Oz. The figures are based on the cartoon characters and represent the Wizard, Dandy the Lion, Rusty the Tin Man, Dorothy, Toto, the Wicked Witch, and Socrates the Scarecrow. The figures are nicely modeled and detailed, and the bracelet is really rather heavy!

The same characters were used earlier, in a 1961 cartoon series Tales of the Wizard of Oz. The characters are drawn more crudely in these earlier animated shorts. Here's a clip from the cartoon series - not quite the Oz I'm familiar with, but very much of its own time!

The bracelet is small, but it works well for adding some bling to Tik-Tok!


Sam said...

That Tik-Tok wearing that Oz bracelet is so hilarious and cute!

And CHARMING, too!

Bell-Snickle said...

Tik-Tok goes Hip-Hop? Love it!

Jim Meadows said...

Interesting that the producers of the cartoon series had the Wizard of Oz speaking like W.C. Fields, since Fields was an early choice for the role in the 1939 movie.