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Slippers - Hollywood, Navy Cloth, Late 1980s Object 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 was born in London in 1984. Most of her 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 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.70 cm (Height), 7.40 cm (Width), 8.20 cm (Length)

More information

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
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Child
Tertiary Classification: footwear
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'.
Manufacturer: Hollywood, Australia
Place & Date Used: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1988-1990

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