Here's a familiar face! This comical character is none other than the beloved clown, Bozo.
Bozo the Clown was a character invented by Alan W. Livingston for use in children's story-telling books. By 1948, Bozo had become the mascot for Capitol Records; children's records came to have a label with the "Bozo Approved" seal.
The television shows that came later often used different actors to portray Bozo, making it an incredibly successful franchise. His happy-go-lucky ways and hilarious antics have touched the hearts of children and adults ever since.
This adorable Bozo doll was originally marketed in the 1960's by Mattel. His arms, legs, and body are made of cotton.
The body houses his "talker" which still works, though it's a bit scratchy. The pull string pokes out of his polka-dotted pj's. There was a small tear in the cloth here, but it has been recently repaired.
Bozo says the following phrases: "Hi, I'm your old friend Bozo", "Jimminy Kazooks, Hahahaha", "That's a real rootin', tootin' trick", "Whooooa Nelly", "Hahahaha That sure tickled me", "Just keep laughin' hahahaha", "Boy, that's a ding-dong-dandy", "Hi, What are you do-dodily-doing?", "Yowee Kazooey", and "Wopity-Do-doodly-Do-Do".
He wears a classic polka-dotted jumpsuit with stripy socks and enormous clown-shoes, all cloth of course. Hi head is made of soft vinyl and is beautifully painted complete with big red nose and bright blue eyes. He's bald on top with a wild mop of orange yarn hair.
There are some small age-spots on Bozo's face and a small scratch on the tip of his nose. The fabric is also slightly faded, though the doll remains in good vintage condition overall.
Measurements: 20" tall Weight: 1 lb., 3 oz.