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Sooty's Happy Holiday

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Approved by Sooty Concessions Limited and licensed under Trade Mark rights. "The little orange bear with the sooty ears and nose attached to the end of Harry Corbett's arm, has been a British TV tradition since its TV debut on BBC TV Talent Night in 1952. Sooty was every child's hero - able to misbehave with impunity, and torment the life of poor old Harry Corbett. The mischievous little glove puppet delighted in squirting his master with a water pistol, or covering him in flour. But Sooty was born in unlikely circumstances. The original puppet was bought by Harry (then a Bradford businessman with an engineering degree), at the end of Blackpool Pier for 7s 6d in 1948. The Sooty character was joined by his (equally as naughty) squeaky dog friend Sweep in 1957 and by Soo (Sooty's cute panda girlfriend - voice provided by Marjorie Corbett until 1980 and then by Brenda Longman) in 1964. The bear and the dog made a great double-act, with Sooty's "oofle dust" and Sweep with his endless strings of sausages. "Izzy Wizzy, let's get busy". An early high spot for Sooty came when he turned his water pistol on no less a dignitary than Prince Philip himself. Other characters followed, such as Kipper the cat, Butch the dog, and Ramsbottom - a snake with a broad northern accent, and after many years appearing on the BBC, Sooty and Corbett moved over to Thames Television in 1968 for a long running half hour series with ITV." Book is bumped to page edges but otherwise clean and tidy.

Purnell 1973 London
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4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Stock Number 006407