| This iconic sweater was worn by “Ann Romano” portrayed by Bonnie Franklin in the television series “One Day At A Time”. The original 1980’s vintage Nathan Road sweater is constructed of an electric blue chenille fabric with a plunging neckline and ¾ length rolled sleeves.
Ms. Franklin wore the sweater on the cover of People magazine March 17, 1980 with co-stars Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli. The headline, “Why Mackenzie Got Fired: The sad story of One Day’s troubled star.” When the magazine hit newsstands, there was a swirl of controversy; not because of the headline or article inside the magazine, but because the image of Bonnie Franklin with her breast visible. Bonnie (and this) sweater were thrust into headlines and watercooler discussions around the globe.
One Day At A Time was an American sitcom developed by Norman Lear broadcasted by CBS from 1975 through 1984. Like so many of Mr. Lear’s productions the series show cased a single working class mother raising her two daughters. Lear including. The show was nominated for 13 Emmy awards, and actress Isabel Sanford who played Louise, won Best Actress in 1981.
This garment is in good screen worn condition and was acquired directly from the costume designer and head of the wardrobe department for Embassy TV (formerly TAT/Tandem) Betsey Potter. The department also supplied wardrobe to Sanford and Son, One Day At A Time, Maude, All in the Family, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and other iconic television shows produced by Norman Lear and Embassy TV.
Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Betsey Potter.
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