• Short Summary

    Rainbow, the world's first fully-articulated doll, made his debut in London, Nov. 5. With 'Uncle?

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    Rainbow, the world's first fully-articulated doll, made his debut in London, Nov. 5. With 'Uncle Holly', the Father Christmas of a departmental store, the doll walked through the City's West End - much to the delight of young passersby.

    Made at a cost of GBP300, the doll is the work of Miss Honoris Plesch, stage designer and producer. Eight motors work the doll's movements controlled by a radio transmitter at distances up to 1 1/2 miles away.

    Recently, the radio-controlled doll, has been in Switzerland, where he starred in a series of children's travel and adventure films. The scripts were written by Diana Marr-Johnson, niece of author Somerset Neughem, who depicts Rainbow as a mischievous, unpredictable but lovable youngster. Dressed in a red and white check shirt, blue spotted trousers, Eton collar and shiny red shoes, Rainbow is the schoolboy's hero, appearing at just the right time to deal with awkward situations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1OE79AMTUORL1JMDX1PRB43D4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OE79AMTUORL1JMDX1PRB43D4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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