Jeffersons, The (1975-1985) (TV)

George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley) 1970s Velvet Sport Coat
Item # T0444

THE JEFFERSONS - George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley) 1970s Velvet Sport Coat



Price: $1,500.00
This 1970s blue sport coat was worn by “George Jefferson” portrayed by actor Sherman Hemsley in “The Jeffersons”. The garment is constructed of a blue velvet material with navy blue piping and has the manufacture label “Lew Ritter, Los Angeles” sewn inside the coat.

The coat is initially seen in “Lionel’s Pad” (Season 3 Episode 7) when Lionel Jefferson announces that he plans to get his own place to live, moving out of George and Louise’s apartment. They are hesitant to let him leave, and even more so when he announces he’s moving in with Jenny Willis. Also notably seen in “Tom the Hero” (Season 3 Episode 8) while George is choking in a restaurant and his life is saved by Tom Willis, he develops a resentful appreciation after realizing he’s now indebted to Tom. This outfit was one of George Jefferson’s signature costumes and was worn throughout the series, including episodes 2, 3, 9, 12, 18, 22, 33, 44, 45, 87, and 89 of the series.

The Jefferson’s was an American sitcom broadcasted by CBS from 1975 through 1985. A spin-off of from the sitcom “All in the Family”, The Jefferson’s “moved on up” to the upper east side of Manhattan and began living as an affluent black family. The series ran for 11 seasons with a total 253 episodes, making The Jefferson’s one of the longest running sitcoms in US history. Also noted for its controversial topics including racism, suicide, and gun control, which was taboo for syndicated television in the 1970’s. The show was nominated for 13 Emmy awards, and actress Isabel Sanford who played Louise, won Best Actress in 1981. This item is in good screen worn condition and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Costume Designer.

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