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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Maniacal Laugh Not Included

Did you know that Ben Cooper, the famed costume company, produced a Scarecrow of Romney Marsh costume? (The photo of the haunting mask in the collection of the Walt Disney Archives, when it was on display at the Disney Studio a Halloween or two ago.) And has there been a more appropriate costume than this horrifying specter who rode through the nights of 18th-century England, seeking justice for the poor and oppressed? A three part program on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in 1964, the Scarecrow remains one of the most unforgettable yet still little known of Walt Disney's productions. To discover more about this midnight marauder with the magical laugh, click here to read the article I wrote for Disney's D23, From the Jaws off Hell: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh. The Scarecrow is part of our Countdown to Halloween 2018 (click the preceding link to see the full list of the participating blogs.) 

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

I did NOT know there was a mask made! It is cool, and also kind of creepy!