Sale Date: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM PST
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer from the collection of Peter Lutrario
The magic about collecting memorabilia is that when your eyes focus upon the object, you are taken back to a time during your youth when your senses were overwhelmed with amazement, wonder and joy as you were watching a favorite movie or television program. Those special moments captured by your mind are unlocked and brought forth with equal intensity as you gaze upon the actual artifact that created such a powerful memory. This very special offering embodies this very notion, as it happened to me when I first saw these original “Rudolph” and “Santa” stop motion puppets from my all-time favorite holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Years ago, I visited the owner of these puppets during one of the episodes of Hollywood Treasure, and I was never able to shake them from my mind. Finally, after all of these years, he has decided to pass ownership of these enormously famous characters to a new owner. It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we make this special offering as we usher in the 2020 Holiday Season.
We would like to thank Rick Goldschmidt for his great assistance in supplying us with his rare, behind-the-scenes photos used for the production of this catalog. Rick is the official Historian/Biographer for Rankin/Bass Productions, and all six of his books on the history of the studio are available at www.miserbros.com