JFK (1991)

Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones) WWI Pith Helmet
Item # D0839

JFK- Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones) WWI Pith Helmet



This gold helmet was worn by the character “Clay Shaw” portrayed by actor Tommy Lee Jones in "JFK" directed by Oliver Stone. The WWI pith helmet has two bird wings attached, braided hat band, and is spray pained gold.

The helmet was worn in the flash back sequence when Garrison is interviewing Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones) regarding his relationship with Willie O'Keef (Kevin Bacon) and David Ferrie (Joe Pesci). Garrison relays information about a party that occurred in Clay Shaw's home in the French Quarter. Clay Shaw, David Ferrie, and Willie O'Keef dressed up in costumes; Clay Shaw was wore this helmet, loin cloth, and was painted gold.

“JFK” a political thriller film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman and Kevin Costner. This film examines the events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the subsequent cover-up through the eyes of the former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and won for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing. It was one of the most successful Oliver Stone films.

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