Scrappy and His Amazing Puppet Theater

Columbia had a poster for movie houses, too–this glorious one-sheet (image courtesy of Keith Spurgeon). Apparently if you didn’t like Farina, you still had a shot at winning a puppet theatre:

Scrappy poster

The studio even released a short animation/live-action film, starring Scrappy and Columbia child star Edith Fellows, to fully explain the magnitude of its offer. (This movie has been preserved for future generations thanks to ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Preservation Project and a gift from Jerry Beck.)

Edith Fellows

One kids–and, presumably, their parents–rushed over to the breakfast-cereal section of their local grocer, they found the Scrappy Puppet Theatres stored inside a fancy display box, both sides of which featured snazzy Scrappy graphics and additional details on the premium and the wonders therein. (Images courtesy of Keith Spurgeon.)

Scrappy puppet box

Go Back
This Way For More

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>