LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY
Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshal)
Signature "L" Red Leotard
Item # T0005
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This vintage red leotard costume was worn by the character “Laverne DeFazio” portrayed by Penny Marshall in the classic television series “Laverne and Shirley” (1976-1983). The long-sleeve red leotard has a ribbed turtleneck, rear zip closure, and Laverne’s signature “L” sewn onto the left breast.
Ms. Marshall wore the costume in Season 5, Episode 4 “Upstairs, Downstairs”, in the hilarious dream sequence when Laverne and Cindy are in Hell. The Devil’s inn-taker reads of a plethora of reasons why Laverne finds herself there, but Cindy has only one reason why she is in Hell- helping Laverne steal money from the phone company! Also worn in Season 8 Episode 17 “Ghost Story”, when Laverne and Cindy are go camping. Laverne is struggling to make it down her steps and maneuver around the house with her camping gear on.
“Laverne and Shirley” was nominated for four Golden Globes over the course of its seven-year run, and costume designer Al Lehman received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Costume Design For a Series in 1979.
The costume is in good vintage screen worn condition with substantial evidence of age on the latex monkey ears and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity.
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