| This period dress was worn by the character, "Helen Chester," portrayed by actress Barbara Britton, in the 1955 motion picture, "The Spoilers." The two piece dress consists of brown fitted jacket with hounds-tooth sleeves, notch lapel, and four button frog closure. The floor length skirt has matching hounds-tooth panels with three-button detail, which was added for use in a subsequent production. Internal Universal International Pictures labels with "Barbara Britten" (sic) hand written. The tassel trim on the jacket was removed, the frog closure added.
This costume was worn when “Cherry Malotte” (Anne Baxter) confronts Helen about moving to Juno Alaska and threatens to cancel her ticket. "The Spoilers," adapted from the novel and play by Rex Beach, is set during the 1898 Gold Rush in Nome, Alaska. This outfit is an amazing artifact from a classic Western film that has been remade on five different occasions, featuring some of Hollywood's legendary performers like Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Marlene Dietrich.
Both garments are in very good screen worn condition and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the costume house. Presented by The Golden Closet, your premier source for iconic screen used wardrobe, props, and music entertainment memorabilia.