This rain hat was worn by legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra. The brimmed hat is constructed of tan cotton and was Mr. Sinatra’s primary headgear worn when traveling in harsh weather later in his career.
This item was acquired directly from Mr. Sinatra’s personal costumer and longtime friend, Michael Castellano. Mr. Castellano began working with the entertainer in 1976 after replacing Sinatra’s previous personal aid, Eddie Fitzsimmons. Mr. Castellano quickly became Sinatra’s “right hand man” and performed numerous duties for Mr. Sinatra while maintaining his stage and personal wardrobe collection.
Mr. Castellano received this hat as a personal gift from Sinatra prior to leaving his service in 1981, and retained the item in his possession since that time. The hat is in slightly distressed condition with evidence of wear from years of use. The interior band has minor staining from black hair spray that Mr. Sinatra used to conceal his hair loss. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Mr. Castellano.
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