Colorful Characters for the Holidays
MOVIE, RADIO, ANIMATION AND COMIC
Imagine as a child or even an adult of the Depression era finding a fully articulated toy model of your favorite movie, radio, animation, comic or even advertising character!
Joseph Kallus (above) was the supreme designer of such portrait model toys during the era spanning 1925-1945 in which he used composition molding, elastic strung wooden segments and wire armature bodies to create his piece, here is the story:
Betty Boop, Dumbo, Fanny Brice, Felix theCat, Howdy Doody, Joseph Kallus, Mickey mouse, Popey, Three Caballeros