Minnie and I

Minnie and I

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Holiday Kermit Dolls

 Today I found two Kermit the Frog dolls, at Walgreens. The first Kermit is a plush doll (about 10 inches tall) that sings a Muppet version of “Jingle Bells.” What I find odd about this doll is that the eyes are not plastic and he sounds different. This is the first Kermit doll I find with plush eyes and he does not sound like Whitmires's voice (or Jim Henson's). The other Kermit is riding a sleigh and plays holiday music. You place the sleigh Kermit on the floor and he rides around in circles. Both Kermits have felt collars. I might be purchasing the first Kermit. He is soft and cute.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dress On The Auction Block

On November 9, bidding will start for an original Dorothy gingham and pinafore and blouse worn by Judy Garland. It will be auction by celebrity auctioneer, Darren Julien.The dress used to belong to Hollywood’s Robin Hood, Kent Warner. Warner sold the dress in 1981, along with his pair of ruby slippers.
Kent Warner’s pair of ruby slippers are know as “The Witches Shoes” and they where sold early this year for $2 million. Profiles in History handled the sale. Also, another original Dorothy gingham dress was sold, by Profiles, on December of 2011. It sold for $230,000 and a polka dotted trim test dress for Judy Garland was sold for $910,000, on June 2011. The test dress was owned by Debbie Reynolds. She owed the dress and a test pair of ruby slippers called “The Arabian Shoes” and sold the shoes for $510,000.

Little fact, Kent Warner sold his pair of ruby slippers on October 21, 1981. My birthday is October 21. Coincidence?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Puppets in the Woods

Spring 2009. Top Left: Shobbie the hippie, Foamy, Lucas Lolo, 
Crocolo the crocodile, Plush Bunny, Jim and Mrs. Crazy Kristi. 

Shoes Book

I recently ordered a book from Amazon. I love the book. The book is called The Ruby Slippers of Oz by Rhys Thomas. This detailed book is about Dorothy’s ruby slippers after “The Wizard of Oz.” Thomas knows how to tell the story; recently the author in in touch with authentic pair of slippers prior to auction. You don’t have to be an Oz fan or an Ozzy person or Ruby Slipper fan (like me) to enjoy reading the book. It is a good read to everybody.