To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING JULIE NEWMAR
Vida (Patrick Swayze)
Item # C0546
This shirt was worn by the character “Vida” portrayed by actor Patrick Swayze in the 1995 comedy film, “To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.” This pink silk blouse with gold and pink stone buttons was custom tailored specifically for Mr. Swayze. Mr. Swayze can be seen wearing this shirt towards the end of the film, when Carol Ann (Stockard Channing) helps repair Vida’s car.
“To Wong Foo” is a film about three New York City drag queens that travel across the country towards Hollywood for a national drag queen contest. Their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in the small town of Syndersville. The title of the film refers to the autographed picture that Vida carries with them throughout their trip as a token of their journey. This costume comes accompanied by a letter of authenticity.
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