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The Mr. O'Malley
- Mr. O'Malley dolls were
probably manufactured in the mid-1940s, at the height of
"Barnaby's" popularity. I do not know if any of these dolls exist
today. If you have one and would like to send
me a photograph of it, I'll post the photograph here.
- This photograph of
Crockett Johnson and a Mr.
O'Malley doll appears in the 1953 Brun Mael, the
yearbook for Brown University's Pembroke College -- that year,
Brun Mael adopted a "Barnaby"
theme and dedicated the yearbook to Johnson. Their dedication
reads, in part,"TO CROCKETT JOHNSON...whose whimsical pen gave
life to Barnaby. To achieve such a happy blend of droll wisdom and
high good humor is a considerable accomplishment. Mr. O'Malley and
his entourage stand as undeniable proof that there is a place for
fairy godfathers, not only in the magic realm of childhood, but in
the considerably more mundane sphere of adulthood...Perhaps
Crockett Johnson did not forsee Mr. O'Malley in the role of mentor
to eight hundred college women, but he is just that in Brun
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