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

May 2017

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".

Smithsonian Artifact Featured in this Video

Data Source
National Museum of American History
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.
user
Bolger, Ray
designer
Adrian
date made
1939
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
Object Name
costume
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ID Number
COLL.SCRCRW.002000
accession number
1987.0608
catalog number
1987.0608.01
1987.0608.02
1987.0608.03
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1987.0608.05
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1987.0608.11
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
subject
Wizard of Oz
Movie
Music
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