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Mammy by R. John Wright

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Mammy
by R. John Wright

IN STOCK!

GONE WITH THE WIND™ is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Faithfully adapted from Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, the film is set in the American South against the backdrop of the Civil War and Reconstruction era. An epic historical romance, it tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. Upon its release in 1939, the film was immensely popular, becoming the highest-earning film made to that point. Over seventy-five years later, it still remains the most successful film in box-office history.

We are pleased to present R. John Wright's new series celebrating the classic 1939 motion picture: 'GONE WITH THE WIND MICE'. Brought to life for the first time in the form of mice, the series will consist of the six classic characters: Rhett, Scarlett, Ashley, Melanie, Mammy and Belle. Each beloved character will be made of fine mohair plush with hand embroidered features, realistic airbrushed coloration, resin hands and feet, glass eyes, inset whiskers and a leather tail.

The third mouse in the series is Mammy - the beloved House Servant of Scarlett O'Hara. Hattie McDaniel, the actress who played Mammy in GONE WITH THE WIND, was so adored that she became the first African-American to win an Academy Award - beating out her co-star Olivia de Havilland who was also nominated in the same category.

Mammy is made of fine custom-dyed mohair plush with hand embroidered features, resin hands and feet, glass eyes, inset whiskers, and a leather tail. She is authentically costumed in a black servant's dress tailored of cotton broadcloth with a crisp white collar and cuffs and a custom-made brooch at her neck. As in the film, Mammy wears an cotton batiste apron and traditional bandana around her head. Under her skirts, is a ruffled silk petticoat made of scandalous red silk... no detail has been overlooked! Measuring approximately 3" tall, Mammy has a built-in metal stand for effortless display.

Each GONE WITH THE WIND™ mouse bought from The Toy Shoppe will be personally signed by the artist, R. John Wright!

All GONE WITH THE WIND MICE are fully-licensed and produced at the R. John Wright Dolls studio workshop in Bennington, Vermont, in a limited edition of 250 pieces worldwide. Each mouse is boxed with a certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration. Please Note: the first 100 pieces will be sold as matched-number sets. Higher numbers in the edition will be sold individually.

GONE WITH THE WIND: TM Turner Entertainment Co. & The Stephens Mitchell Trusts © Copyright Turner Entertainment Co. (s17)

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Mammy
by R. John Wright

Size Height : 3 inches
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size : 250
Materials Resin
Mohair Plush
Leather
Features Glass Eyes
Embroidered Expression
Hand-Applied Whiskers
Jointing Number of Joints : 3
Jointed at the Neck
Authenticity Officially Licensed
Copyright Verbiage : TM Turner Entertainment Co. & The Stephens Mitchell Trusts Turner Entertainment Co. (s17)
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Signed Edition
Age Appropriate Collectible, Not Intended For Children
Country of Origin United States

The Toy Shoppe Has Offered R. John Wright Creations For Over Three Decades

R. John Wright and Susan WrightThe Toy Shoppe has had the pleasure of offering the work of R. John Wright since 1979. When Danny Shapiro, the founder of The Toy Shoppe, first saw John and Susan's work he was impressed with the great charm and fine craftsmanship exhibited. Each piece created by R. John Wright continues to display the virtuosity of the artist when considering fine and original design, beautiful craftsmanship and the use of beautiful materials of exceptional quality. As work of this nature can only be produced in small quantities, each piece is all the more special.

Originality Of Design

Every great object created begins with design. R. John Wright's design often originates with source material from famous children's illustrations as John and Susan have a great love for well-known characters from classic children's books. What is most impressive in this endeavor is that each piece created from these illustrations remains true to the original artwork. Each is truly the definitive interpretation of these most famous childhood characters. Their designs are also inspired by nature. The realism with which they create their bears, mice and other animals is matched only by their ability to introduce such character and personality in them without resorting to caricaturish extremism.

Inspired By The Classics

Established in 1976, the company has produced work based on the most famous illustrations of all time, including Ernest Shepherd's Winnie-the-Pooh, Jessie Wilcox Smith's storybook characters, Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann and Andy, Walt Disney's Classics, Saint Exupery's The Little Prince, Beatrix Potter's animal kingdom, Rose O'Neill's Kewpie, Michael Bond's Paddington and Sir John Tenniel's Alice in Wonderland.

Fine Craftsmanship

R. John Wright The Little Prince dollsThe making of an heirloom piece in our estimation is synonymous with fine craftsmanship. We have often seen an artist's fine design destroyed in manufacture. This is definitely NOT the case with R. John Wright. At the R. John Wright workshop and studio in Vermont, a highly skilled team of trained artisans puts each limited edition into production. Each piece that comes from the R. John Wright workshop is beautifully detailed and finished. Because of the complexity of these original designs, innovative techniques must be devised to insure that each piece in the edition remains consistent and uniform. Technically speaking, as charming as the early R. John Wright work was, the newer pieces are much more complex and innovative. Due to these technical innovations in manufacture, the designs are now brought to life in a way that they never could have been 20 years ago.

Each accessory that comes with an R. John Wright creation is also of original design. John and Susan are not content to merely use an existing object as an accessory. When the object cannot be created in their workshop due to the material or specialized skills desired, the company works with master craftsmen in their respective fields to custom make the final pieces.

We believe that these factors have been important in contributing to the already established higher value of earlier R. John Wright work.

Heirloom Quality Toys

At The Toy Shoppe, we believe that true collectibility is earned by the maker's dedication and commitment to design, craftsmanship and material usage. Rarity is naturally implied, as work of this nature cannot be mass-produced. The market has already well recognized the collectible nature of the work by R. John Wright. We believe this will easily continue to be the case.

Today, John and Susan continue to create and innovate with delightful felt dolls, bears, mice and many other characters at their workshop in Bennington, Vermont in the United States.

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