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    Dick Van Dyke "Caractacus Potts" screen worn "Doll on a Music Box" costume from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. (United Artists, 1968) In this beloved musical, whimsical inventor "Caractacus Potts", played by the equally beloved comic actor Dick Van Dyke, dresses up as a puppet to infiltrate the castle of the villainous, child-hating "Baron Bomburst" to rescue his children. This is the instantly recognizable screen worn costume from the classic "Doll on a Music Box" sequence when the disguised Potts is presented to the court as a toy gift to perform his delightful marionette dance. Designed by Joan Bridge and Elizabeth Haffenden, the costume consists of (1) maroon wool puppet jacket with multi-color appliqué accents, black silk lined, with oversize white cotton collar, integral black silk bow tie, and 5-gold metal jingle bells at each sleeve cuff, (1) yellow wool vest with gray felt and black silk integral belt with leaf motif and dual buckles in back, lace up back closure and retaining "M. Berman LTD" tailor's label handwritten, "No 3", (1) pair of orange wool button front trousers with elaborate appliqué of multi-colored braiding, sunburst patterns and ribbon piping, and gold metal jingle bells at each cuff, 5-on the left cuff and 4-on the right, retaining "M. Berman LTD" tailor's label handwritten, "No 3", (1) pair of white chamois character gloves with elongated, squared puppet fingers, right marked "R" and left-marked "L D Van Dyke", (1) pair of red and white candy striped socks, (1) orange yarn mop-top wig retaining "M. Berman LTD" label marked "D. Van Dyke" and completed with (1) pair of rigid yellow, wooden box-toed shoes with lace up backs, exhibiting a contemporary "Dick Van Dyke" signature on the sole of the left shoe, procured by the consignor, Tony Garofalo (of New York City's Strawberry Fields Tribute act) on January 24, 2015. All pieces exhibit wear and production use, with some internal staining. Rigid shoes show cracking and peeling. In overall vintage very good to fine condition. The consignor will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from this sale directly to the Dick Van Dyke Foundation in support of the formation and building of a museum and scholarship repository for children and performing arts students at his childhood home in Danville, Illinois.

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    June, 2016
    29th Wednesday
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