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Call number CWi 12876
Title Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Collection Boccia, Arthur Papers
Date circa 1972
Object Name Wardrobe Drawing
Creator Foote, Don
Scope & Content Wardrobe drawings for three elephants and three riders, marked Santa Claus section spec. There is also Sandy Saverini's name which would date this Blue Unit 1972.

First elephant represents "Girls Toys" with larger than life Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls on opposite sides. Act lady rider in scaled down print of Raggedy Ann's dress. Blanket and hood green with hot pink and red scrolls.

Second elephant blanket represents "Boys Toys" with larger than life toy soldier, horn, drum, etc. on each side. Sandy Sverini dressed as toy soldier is rider, red bias strips on hot pink blanket and hood, trimmed with gold and red scrolls.

Third elephant blanket represents Christmas candy, with larger than life candy canes, gingerbread men, and other candies on each side. Act lady rider dressed as Sugar Plum Fairy in hot pink costume. Blanket and hood are yellow with red and white pinwheel candy trim.

Forms a part of CWM Mss 72 Boccia, Arthur Papers. This collection contains 1,171 wardrobe drawings of Don Foote (1932-1984), wardrobe designer for the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1962 through the early 1980s. The drawings provide a detailed documentation of the elaborate costuming for the Ringling circus in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Many of the drawings in this collection eventually were transformed into real costumes used on the show. A lesser number of drawings never made it to full production.