Hart, Gary [1936 - ]. [Gary Hart] [Presidential Campaign] [Puppet] Paper Puppet People presents Campaign 1984. San Francisco, Ca.: The Urban Press, 1984.
Unopened package containing one paper puppet of Gary Hart, one of the 1984 candidates for the Democratic Party nomination for President. "Fully Assembled ** Easy to Operate". Package size is 8" x 16-1/2. Minor wrinkling to plastic wrapper. Very Good + condition.
Gary Hart ran to be the Democratic Party candidate for President, won a number of states and made it close. Walter Mondale won the primary, but handily lost the general election to Ronald Reagan who was running for his second term. Hart ran again in 1988 but was much less successful, with his campaign plagued by scandal. These puppets are uncommon in the trade and not held in any institution. We were able to find by Internet search a prior sale of a similar puppet of Ronald Reagan but nothing more than an image of this item.