David Bowie’s Son Receives Gift From Dad 36 Years Later
A Sweet Story
David Bowie’s son and filmmaker Duncan Jones is spreading some holiday cheer and love after revealing on social media that he found a scarf worn by his father for the short intro on Dianne Jackson’s animated film The Snowman which has since become a staple during the Christmas season.
Jones tweeted a photo of him wearing the iconic hand-knitted accessory and wrote, “Went looking for sock monkeys in the storage boxes and FOUND THE SCARF!!! YAY!”
Went looking for sock monkeys in the storage boxes and FOUND THE SCARF!!! YAY! pic.twitter.com/1pcdPqcD5U
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 23, 2020
One of The Snowman‘s producers Brian Harding responded with, “Hi Duncan! I am Brian Harding, who produced the filming of your father’s introduction to The Snowman. You may not remember the history. The Scarf was knitted by the lady in the accounts department of TVC, the production company who made the animation. She came onto the set and presented it to David. When filming was over, David asked very politely if he could keep the scarf to give to his son, Zowie.”
He also added, “This was the only fee he charged for the filming and I believe he offered his services for personal reasons. He was charming throughout and totally professional. I am glad that the scarf found its way to the destination he intended: from the dude to another dude.”
Jones’ nickname at the time was Zowie. He actually found it first last 2016 but he misplaced it when he moved.
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) December 23, 2016