£120.00

Jack Haley Signed Tin Man Wizard Of Oz Display

"I can barely hear my heart beating!"

 

This sensational Wizard of Oz display contains a delighful 8x10 of The Tinman and a very rare personal cheque signed by Jack Haley- who played the role so deftly in the movie. Jack sadly passed away in 1979 and hence his signature is very rare and collectable. Whilst business cheques signed by Jack are more common (with a number from a property firm which he owned having recently come to the market, this cheque is from Jack's own personal account. The piece has been professionally matted in acid free materials and is ready to be framed. The Wizard of Oz changed the face of cinema forever when it hit cinemas in 1939 and remains one of the best loved films of all time. Given the passage of time, signatures of its main stars are highly valuable and most difficult to obtain.

 

People who remember Jack Haley only as the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz (1939) might be surprised if they could inspect his lengthy résumé. A light comedian, passable singer, and graceful hoofer, he enjoyed a long career in vaudeville, on stage, in the movies, and on radio. Haley's film roles usually called upon him to be a jittery, slowwitted, but amiable character; he frequently played second bananas but had some leading roles as well. Aside from his turn in Wizard Haley got his best screen opportunity in Wake Up and Live (1937), playing a mike-shy crooner coaxed by Alice Faye to sing over the air as "The Phantom Troubadour" (although his voice was dubbed by popular singer Buddy Clark). His son is producer-director Jack Haley, Jr., for whom Senior cameoed in a 1970 directorial effort, Norwood

 

When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a cowardly lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.

 

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The "tornado" was a thirty-five foot long muslin stocking, photographed with miniatures of a Kansas farm and fields. The yellow brick road originally showed up as green in the first prints. This stopped production and required everything to be repainted so it would show appropriately on the Technicolor film. The film started shooting on 13 October 1938 and was completed on 16 March 1939 at a then-unheard-of cost of $2,777,000. Oz earned only $3,000,000 on its initial release. The film has since made many many times more than that and is a timeless classic which continues to captivate audiences everywhere. This is your opportunity to obtain your very own rare piece of Oz history. Don't miss out!

 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Technicolor Triumph

 
Features at a glance.....

Actor:

Jack Haley

Role:

Tinman

Film:

The Wizard of Oz

Size:

16x14 inches

 

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