Valfal

Valfal

Posted on 09/14/2014


Photo taken on September 14, 2014


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Topo Gigio

Topo Gigio
When I was 8 years old, I developed a big crush on a little puppet mouse known the world over as Topo Gigio. Little Topo would be a guest on the Ed Sullivan Show, being his cute self with "The Stone Face" Ed Sullivan. Topo invariably succeeded in softening that face with laughter. I had always wanted a Topo doll, but could never find one until I found this beautful example on eBay several years ago. Topo is very special to me for all the fond childhood memories he evokes.

In-camera monochrome.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and faves!

Rod Burkey, Bridget O'boyle, Smiley Derleth, Rambonp and 41 other people have particularly liked this photo


79 comments - The latest ones
*starless*
*starless*
Very well produced photo of a worrying little beast.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to *starless*
Thanks so much, starless! :)
4 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
This is wonderful!

Beautifully taken!
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to PaulOClassic©
Thank you so much, Paul! Glad you like it :)
4 years ago.
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
I remember him - he was quite an innocent little thing, which made everyone smile. It's wonderful that you have managed to find it so that your memories are kept safe.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Jenny McIntyre
Thanks, Jenny! I think it was his childlike innocence, and the fact that he could get Ed Sullivan to laugh that made him special :))
4 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifique et agréable souvenir d'enfance..!
Bonne semaine.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Malik Raoulda
Merci, Beaucoup, Malik! Bonne Semaine! :)
4 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Oh gosh almighty Val he's adorable!! An Italian mouse!!! I just watched some of the clips from above and now I want a Topo too!!

What a great photo. Love his little shadow and his tummy sticking out.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thank you so much, Karen! My mom was somehow able to find me a Topo bobblehead for my 9th birthday. It was among my most favorite presents! Unfortunately it didn't survive my childhood, but I was able to replace it much later in life (thanks once again to eBay, lol) :))
4 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset has replied to Valfal
That's so neat Val. As much as I can curse eBay sometimes I do have to thank them for so many treasures they have made available. It's been pretty remarkable really. :)
4 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
I recognized him instantly ;)
How adorable & how artfully captured in b&w !!!!
Awesome entry :))))))
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to s@ssyl@ssy
Thank you very much, sassy! I'm so glad you like it! :))
4 years ago.
H C
H C
A real cutie and fantastic shadow.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to H C
Thanks so much, Harriet! :))
4 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Boy does this bring back a bunch of memories of Sunday Nights. Never new Topo Gigio was
marketed. What a great photo of this incredible charmer.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to charlie b
Thank you so much, Charlie! Yes, there was a short run of Topo products in this country, but they could not be found in very many places. My mom did manage to secure a Topo bobblehead for my 9th birthday :)) I was my favorite possession for quite a awhile!
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
My First thought was, "He looks like Topo Gigio."
Great work with the light and the nostalgia.

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4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thank you so much, Dave! :))
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific shot!

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4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to William Sutherland
Thank you, William! :))
4 years ago.
The Forgotten Door
The Forgotten Door
I like it!
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to The Forgotten Door
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it! :)
4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Wonderful photo Valerie! Love it!
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
Thanks so much, Norm! :))
4 years ago.
Yvette Chew
Yvette Chew
Love this, great light and shadows. Brilliant.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Yvette Chew
Thank you so much, Yvette! :))
4 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Just perfect! =D The composition and use of light is brilliant!
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Sami Serola
Wow, Sami, thanks so much, glad you like it! :))
4 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Wonderful pose, really captures his character!
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Gillian Everett
Thanks so much, Gillian! That's why I love this particular Topo doll so much; it is most accurate to the way he really looked. :))
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
thats sweet
topo Gigio:)
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Annemarie
Thank you, Annmarie :)))
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Wow! So cute!
Beautifully captured.
great picture.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to pajmcb
Thanks so much, pajmcb! :))
4 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Adorable. Outstanding shot too!
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Janano -
Thank you so much, Jan! Glad you like Topo!
4 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Oh, wonderful shot of a classic character! I liked Topo when I was little as well. And I liked Senor Wences, too.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to HaarFager
Thanks so much, Kenny! Ah yes, Senor Wences; he was my second favorite act on the Ed Sullivan show!! :))
4 years ago.
dsglass
dsglass
So cute, and so animated! :)
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to dsglass
Thanks so much, DS! Topo was extremely animated and full of personality :)
4 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Lovely and cute.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to bluehazyjunem
Thank you very much! :)
4 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Never heard of him, but I love how he looks and how you've captured him ... an instant fave. No wonder it's made Page 1 of Explore already ... congratulations! :)
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to autofantasia
Thank you so much, Paul; your words mean a lot! I can't believe how many other people remember and love him like I did (and still do!) :))
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful shot.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Don Sutherland
Thank you, William :)))
4 years ago.
Nina Kuriloff
Nina Kuriloff
Super shot~
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Nina Kuriloff
Thank you so mcuh, Nina! :))
4 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
(:o))
HOW BEAUTIFUL ! ******
Excellent light and shadow !
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Thank you so much, Christiane! :)
4 years ago.
Dennis
Dennis
I remember it well, one of the best.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Dennis
Thank you, Dennis, happy to trigger pleasant memories :)
4 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Excellent !
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Thank you so much, Clofotos! :)
4 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
simple and beautiful
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Wierd Folkersma
Thanks so much, Wierd :))
4 years ago.
Goffy
Goffy
Now this is just an instant fav Val! Super subject and lighting!
That shadow is the icing on the cake - really nice! :-)
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Goffy
Wow, thanks Goffy! Your words mean a lot! :)
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
I remember I remember I remember !!!

Oh Val... thankyou for a wonderful smiley memory. He was a favourite of my Dad's too !

In England he was on "Sunday Night at The London Palladium" often !!
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Pam J
I am so happy to be able to trigger such wonderful memories for you! Topo was truly one-of-a-kind. Thanks for your comment and fav! :))
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
I remember this fellow. Beautiful light in this shot.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Esther
Thank you so much, Esther! :))
4 years ago.
Bryn Williams
Bryn Williams
Great :-)
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Bryn Williams
Thank you, Bryn! :))
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Cute and very well photographed.
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Nice play of light and shadow! The memories are great.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Adorable et belle photo . ( merci pour la visite )
4 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
I do remember this character, it was my preferred one !
very lovely photo and excellent luminous bw !
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Lovely shot ! Congrats and compliments !
4 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Wonderful light and shadow !!!
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Very nicely taken
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats ****** !!!
3 years ago.
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
Wonderful photograph. I love Topo too.
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Thank you so much, friends, for all your wonderful comments! I am so glad that Topo gives you a smile :))
3 years ago.
Bridget O'boyle
Bridget O'boyle
Wonderful! Topo center stage, clear and crisp image. Love it Val!
3 years ago.
Bridget O'boyle
Bridget O'boyle
Oh, I just love his little fingers.
3 years ago.
Rod Burkey
Rod Burkey
I liked him too! Love the mono conversion.
2 years ago.