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Do You Have Anything From the Scarecrow in the "Wizard of Oz"?

Dwight Blocker Bowers

Dwight Block Bowers, Curator in the Division of Culture & the Arts at the National Museum of American History presents the original costume of Ray Bolger (the scarecrow) wore in the movie, "The Wizard of Oz" while singing the song, "We're off to see the Wizard".

Collection Object: 
Scarecrow Costume
subject
Wizard of Oz
Movie
Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
user
Bolger, Ray
designer
Adrian
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
straw (overall material)
leather (overall material)
wool (overall material)
twine (overall material)
metal (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
approximately: 7 ft x 31 in x 21 1/2 in; 2.1336 m x 78.74 cm x 54.61 cm
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Description
Ray Bolger wore this patchwork outfit as the Scarecrow, one of the trio of friends who accompany Dorothy to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz.
date made
1939
Object Name
costume
ID Number
COLL.SCRCRW.002000
accession number
1987.0608
catalog number
1987.0608.01
1987.0608.02
1987.0608.03
1987.0608.04
1987.0608.05
1987.0608.06
1987.0608.07
1987.0608.08
1987.0608.09
1987.0608.10
1987.0608.11
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History