The Golden Closet Newsletter Blog April 2009.
Spring is in the air at last, and we’re proud to announce more new acquisitions to our collection of screen used motion picture, television, and music entertainment memorabilia.
Fans of the late Paul Newman now have the opportunity to purchase exceptional wardrobe items that the actor wore onscreen in two of the finest films of his career. The first item is a two-piece period style pinstriped suit that the actor wore in the motion picture classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” starring Robert Redford and Katherine Ross. This wardrobe change was custom made for Mr. Newman’s use in the production and is complete with the original Western Costume Company costumer’s tag inside listing the actor’s name and garment sizes. Images and detailed information about the suit can be found on our website at this link:
We are also proud to present Mr. Newman’s screen worn long sleeve dress shirt that the actor wore in “The Sting” starring Robert Redford. The garment was custom tailored for Mr. Newman and has the original tailor’s label sewn inside with the actor’s initials and production date. Images and detailed information about the suit can be found on our website at this link:
We also recently added numerous new Science Fiction/Horror items to the site, including original production test photos from the original 1977 “Star Wars”, a screen worn futuristic human soldier uniform worn in “Terminator 2 : Judgement Day, a cast and crewmember custom wrist watch from “Back to the Future”, Body Armor from the cult television series “Space Above and Beyond”, background costumes from “The Planet of the Apes” franchise, Charlton Heston’s three piece suit worn in John Carpenter’s “In The Mouth Of Madness”, a complete wardrobe change worn by the principle vampire character Jan Valek in John Carpenter’s “Vampires” and many more. Also coming soon is a costume change worn by Deborah Harry (from the band Blondie), which the actress wore in John Carpenter’s “Body Bags”.
We have also acquired an extensive amount of screen used wardrobe from The Golden Age of Hollywood, including entertainment memorabilia items worn by such legendary actors/actresses like Lou Costello, Veronica Lake, Carole Lombard, Olivia DeHavilland, and a slip worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film classic “Niagara”. Another rare find that will be appearing soon is a signature jacket worn by the character Sgt. Joe Friday portrayed by actor and series creator Jack Webb in “Dragnet 1967”.
One of our Britney Spears wardrobe changes will also be featured in an upcoming Profiles in History auction. This “Ringmaster” costume was seen extensively throughout the video for the title track of Ms. Spears hit comeback album “Circus”, which the artist is currently touring throughout the U.S. to sold out arenas. Other Britney Spears screen used memorabilia is also still currently for sale on our website.
More new items are currently being added to our collection as we speak. We encourage collectors to bookmark our site and subscribe to our mailing list so we may inform them of new wardrobe and props that may be of interest. New updates and improvements to our site are constantly being added in order to help us better serve the collecting community and it’s unique needs. Visit www.thegoldencloset.com for more information.