Sunday, June 25, 2006
Here's a pic of my two Jeannie bottles for Jenny since she showed some interest in the actual bottles. (click for larger)
The one on the right is the original Jim Beam whiskey bottle of the type that was used to craft the first season I Dream of Jeannie bottle. They cut the handle off and added an extension on the top before painting it. Apparently when the TV show was successful Jim Beam changed the mold of their bottle to reflect the Jeannie design. I got mine at the San Diego Comic-Con years ago before eBay existed but of course now these bottles can be found all over eBay...
Original bottle in red.
Revised bottle in smoke.
Another bottle in smoke.
Revised bottle with original label.
Of course they also have a lot of painted bottles on eBay as well, but they are mostly ceramic and the one I have is brass. I don't know what difference (if any) there would be in looks after painting. The brass one still has a removable stopper.
I got my replica from a place called Wicked Cool Stuff (at what I'm sure is a rip-off price, so be warned) but at the time i got it there were no replicas available on eBay.
Posted by Don Shank at 11:38 AM