Last night, I went to a lovely holiday movie party and watched several old favorites. At one point in the night, someone wondered out loud if anyone knew where the puppets from these movies ended up. I let my mind wander on it for a little bit, but then quickly forgot the idea. Until, this morning while putzing online, this story found me via Metafilter:
They’re certainly insured as if they were studded with gems. For their first appearance ever in a museum, the two puppets are insured for $100,000 (their owner, Kevin Kreiss of TimeandSpaceToys.com, won’t say how much he paid for them) and are kept in a bank safety deposit box when not on display. They’ll be in a special sealed plexiglass box at the center, considered America’s premier puppet museum, where they’ll be displayed today through Jan. 7.
Read the rest of Rudolph’s nose glows again after dark years here.
P.S. – Despite expectations (and breaking with tradition), I didn’t cry when Frosty melted.