You, too, can own a piece of Canadian television history!Sullivan Movies
is auctioning off costumes and props from Anne of Green Gables
, Road to Avonlea
, and Wind at My Back
, including the "sanatorium contraption
" that Cecily King wore in Road to Avonlea
's episode Christmas in June
The description for this item is as follows:
It looks like a combination of a straitjacket and a corset, but it could also be part of a costume for a gladiator. Actually, it is a garment constructed to combat the effects of tuberculosis. Cecily King wore this lace-up restraint in the episode "Christmas in June" . This is why, upon hearing about her upcoming costume, the original Cecily, Harmony Cramp turned tail and fled, to be replaced by Molly Atkinson. In the absence of a rack, the ecommerce department uses this restrictive uniform to improve productivity. The employee, lashed to the computer, is endlessly forced to write amusing descriptions of Sullivan memorabilia.
This episode stands out in my mind, not only because it marked the departure of Harmony Cramp
and the introduction of Molly Atkinson
as Cecily King, but because it was the first episode that totally focused on Cecily. In five seasons, Cecily had always been the child in the background with very few lines.
I am tempted to bid. I really am.
* Check out the inspired reenactment of this episode. The link is located just above "rhetorical questions".