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Little Oscar Shaking Hands with Boy | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Little Oscar Shaking Hands with Boy

Little Oscar Shaking Hands with Boy | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as Little Oscar, is sitting in a Speed-o-Racer and shaking hands with Billy Marble. Behind them is the Wienermobile.
DESCRIPTION
Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as Little Oscar, is sitting in a Speed-o-Racer and shaking hands with Billy Marble. Behind them is the Wienermobile.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:26110
Creation Date: February 23 1940
Creator Name:Waukegan News-Sun
City:Waukegan
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Raabe, Meinhardt : Meinhardt Raabe scrapbooks and sound recording, 1939-1993
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M94-056 4/36/51 Box 1
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Meinhardt Raabe (born September 2, 1915, in Jefferson County, Wisconsin) is one of the oldest surviving Munchkin-actors from "The Wizard of Oz," and is now the only surviving cast member with any significant dialogue in the film. He appeared in an October 2005 episode of "Entertainment Tonight" with eight more surviving Munchkins, and made a guest appearance on "The Jimmy Kimmel Show" on April 11, 2005. In addition to his role in the film, wherein he played the coroner who pronounced the death of the Wicked Witch of the East, Raabe worked for many decades as a spokesman for Oscar Mayer. Raabe graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1937, and appeared in "The Wizard of Oz" in 1939. He died at the age of 94 in Penney Farms, Florida on April 9, 2010.
SUBJECTS
Automobiles
Coats
Signs and signboards
Handshaking
Children and adults
Costume
Hats
Advertising
Meat industry
Celebrities
Toys
Sales promotion
Cities and towns

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