Ronald McDonald Costume
Have we found the original costume that launched Ronald McDonald?
The label credits a well-known costume designer, and the costume looks similar to the suit we see in an early Ronald McDonald commercial: the yellow balloon coverall, red and white striped shirt and long stockings, and red oversized shoes.
But there are also some curious differences.
History Detectives consults with a food and social historian, meets McDonald’s first Chief Marketing Officer, and finally speaks with the widow of one of the first Ronald McDonald clowns.
- Also in Season 9 Marion Carpenter Camera What might this battered camera reveal about a photographer who changed the image of a U.S president?
- Also with Elyse Luray Crazy Horse Photo Is this the only photograph of a Native American legend?
- Also with Elyse Luray Houdini Poster Could these be original theatre posters of the greatest magician on earth?
- Also in Season 9 Chandler Tintype How did this Civil War era tintype help re-ignite a fiery debate about African Americans bearing arms for the confederacy?
- Also with Elyse Luray Connecticut Farmhouse Why did this Connecticut farmhouse have so many owners in such a short space of time?
- Also in Season 9 Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric How do the signatures on this patch of fabric connect Charles Lindbergh to another first in flight?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.