Updated: January 18, 2022
ORIGINAL ALICE IN WONDERLAND CREW JACKET
Alice returns from Wonderland only to discover she's on the wrong side of her living room mirror
at the beginning of the second half of Irwin Allen's 1985 production, with teleplay by Paul Zindel
and songs by Steve Allen (the three-hour film was broken into two parts for video, the first title
being Alice in Wonderland).
Before you can say "curiouser and curiouser" the jabberwocky is after her. It chases Alice back to
a strange land where life appears to be one giant game of chess with pieces portrayed by the likes
of Carol Channing and Harvey Korman. The 7-year-old longs to be home, but that doesn't stop her
from enjoying some song and dance with Tweedledum and Tweedledee (Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme),
watching a bout between the lion (Ernest Borgnine) and the unicorn (Beau Bridges), or being rescued
by the White Knight (Lloyd Bridges). Despite the oddly low-tech visual effects from Star Wars's
John Dykstra the jabberwocky is so clearly a guy in a dragon suit this thrillingly kitschy movie ably
entertains. Where else will you see Merv Griffin as a train conductor, Sally Struthers and Donna Mills
catfighting with Vegas worthy flower headdresses, and Jonathan Winters as a crabby Humpty Dumpty before
the fall? Adults who fondly remember the '70's and '80's and children 4 and older should enjoy this
version of the fabled tale.
This is an original cast / crew jacket worn on the set durning the production of this film. This is very
rare, and I have yet seen another one.