Lt. Cmdr. Ken White (William Holden)
Navy Officer’s tunic
Item # A0135
This Navy Officer’s tunic was worn by the character “Lt. Cmdr. Ken White” portrayed by legendary actor William Holden in the 1951 motion picture “Submarine Command”. The dark navy double breasted tunic was custom made for Mr. Holden’s use by Macintosh Studio Clothes and has the original tailoring label sewn inside with the name “Wm. Holden”, production date “Dec. ‘50” and made to order number “75009” clearly written in black ink.
This jacket was used in several key scenes when Holden’s character wears his dress uniform while on land. One row of the original gold braid stripes on the cuffs was removed and the star insignias lowered for the garment’s use on a subsequent unidentified production.
“Submarine Command” also featured standout performances by William Bendix and Nancy Olson. The film’s popularity prompted a 60 minute long radio adaptation on “Lux Radio Theater” that aired on Nov. 17th, 1952 with William Holden reprising his role as Ken White.
The garment is in good screen used condition and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity.
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