• Gary Miceli

COSTUMES: Charlie Chaplin's Military Jacket from The Great Dictator

From the golden days of Hollywood comes a legendary, iconic and special person, Mr. Charlie Chaplin. A piece of his film The Great Dictator went up for auction!

“Charlie Chaplin’s "Hynkel -Dictator of Tomania" military jacket from The Great Dictator. This is a vintage original creme wool military costume with standing red collar, scalloped cuffs, and red piping at collar and down hidden button front closure, with military gold bullion braids at cuffs and collar, lined in matching creme satin, with integral fabric shoulder hoops for epaulettes. Hidden button front closure with hook and eye fasteners at collar and waist. Retaining the internal Western Costume bias label, handwritten "#5, 24455. Chas Chaplin 37 ". With tailor fitted waist and single back vent. Studio ink stamps "F248" in the interior right shoulder sleeve. Missing 3 of 6 buttons the front closure. “

“The Great Dictator was Chaplin's most commercially successful film, considered controversial in its condemnation of fascism, anti-Semitism, Mussolini, Hitler and his Nazis. Exhibiting age, wear, and very minor fabric pulls. Some light staining to the interior. In vintage very good condition”

This jacket went for auction on December 18th, 2019 with the Profiles in History auction.


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