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Original Bing Crosby Clown Ankle Covers Used by Disney's Mickey Mouse Club Circus Clown Bob-O

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Original Bing Crosby Clown Ankle Covers Used by Disney's Mickey Mouse Club Circus Clown Bob-O
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Pair of vintage clown apparel ankle covers, teal cotton with button side closures, foot straps and balls of green yarn attached to the front. Western Costume label with handwritten "Bing Crosby." Western Costume is one of the oldest costume rental company in the entertainment industry and has been supplying Hollywood with costumes since 1912. It is very likely that these ankle covers were recycled after the end of a particular Hollywood production and later acquired by the Walt Disney Studios. The specific nature of these ankle covers suggest that Bing Crosby used them in a role that required the actor to dress up as a clown, which he does in the production of Dixie (Paramount, 1943). Bing Crosby was also known to have dressed up at a clown for St. John's Hospital Charity Benefits. In any case, these ankle covers were later used by Bob Amsberry on the original Mickey Mouse Club, where he played "Bob-O," the circus clown, during the 1950s. Accompanied with a vintage black & white 8" x 10" photo still of Bob-O wearing these ankle covers. The covers exhibit wear and some fading, as normal with age and usage. Otherwise, they are in very good condition.