"It's a Small World" Original Toy Soldier Doll Prop.

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 It's a Small World  Original Toy Soldier Doll Prop.
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(World’s Fair, 1964-65) An incredibly rare prop doll from “It’s a Small World” at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. This doll was used within the attraction at the World’s Fair, and has mechanisms in its back that allow the arms to move up and down. When the World’s Fair ended, Disney shipped the dolls back to be reused for the Disneyland version. This doll was damaged during the shipping process and was given by Rolly Crump to one of his artists to repair. While she was working on the repairs, Rolly decided the doll was no longer needed, and allowed the artist to keep it. This doll has remained in her possession since. Walt Disney once stated during a narration of the World’s Fair attraction that, “These Toy Soldiers guard Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens”. The Toy Soldier doll is accomplished in styrofoam coated in papier-mache with a wooden support in its back. The doll measures approximately 38.5” tall including the base. The condition is fair to good with some damage to the neck-line and a missing right hand and drum. Original dolls from the World’s Fair version of the attraction are exceptionally rare, with this particular doll very closely linked to the career of Rolly Crump.