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- A Place & Date Used Richmond, Australia
Slippers - Hollywood, Navy Cloth, Late 1980s Reg. No: SH 910570
- Pair of navy velour slippers with plastic Micky Mouse figures glued to top front of each shoe, made by Hollywood.
Worn by Alice McCabe, daughter of the donor, Honor Godfrey, when the family lived in Highett Street, Richmond, Melbourne. They were probably worn while she was at school, for indoor activities.
Alice McCabe was born in Melbourne on 14 November 1984. Most shoes were purchased from shop, Betsy Pryam in Burke Road, and were relatively expensive at $50-$60 per pair. The donor was recommended to this supplier by a friend, since she was a stranger to Melbourne and Australia. She was conscious of the shoes being 'Australian' - they were not particularly what she would have chosen had they been living in England. The shoes were chosen both for their convenience and to match the colour of Alice's clothes. The donor described navy shoes as 'winter shoes'. She decided to collect all of Alice's shoes over a period of several years.
- Navy blue velour cloth uppers, pale blue towelling lining inside. Plastic Mickey Mouse figures glued to top front of each shoe. Plastic soles outer and inner. Design on left shoe of Mickey Mouse, a Walt Disney cartoon character. Design on right shoe of Mickey Mouse playing baseball. Elastic inserts on each sode to vinyl heel support, and tag. One has a cloth inner sole as cushion.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Honor Godfrey
|Dimensions:||21.70 cm (Height), 7.40 cm (Width), 8.20 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||cartoon characters, education, nightwear, schools|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped sole: MADE BY/HOLLYWOOD/SYNTHETIC SOLE/NON-LEATHER UPPER/AND LINING/MADE IN/AUSTRALIA/12 30. On left shoe the two latter numbers are in order given above, on right shoe, the numbers are reversed (30 12). Printed tag inside, black ink: 'V'.|
|Place & Date Used:||Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1988-1990|