COSTUMES: Tom Cruise's Sunglasses from Risky Business
Updated: Apr 9, 2020
Tom Cruise’s "Joel" signature Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and production ephemera from his hit film Risky Business went up for auction!
“Vintage original pair of black Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses with hand etched "TC4" on inner left temple. “
“Includes 7-printed 35+pages of production information including, "A Geffen Company Release Distributed by Warner Bros.", "Paul Brickman - And The "Risky Business" of Filmmaking", "Tom Cruise: Soaring Into Stardom", "Rebecca De Mornay: Well-Traveled Newcomer", "Risky Business Production Information", with 1-call sheet dated Sept. 14, 1982, 1-copy of typed letter from Marvin Gruber (Porsch PA Advertising) to Jack Ackerman regarding the use of the Porche 928 in the film, reading, in part: "...I feel the majority of the people who will see this film will not be representative of our target audience", with 1-vintage 1982 Porsche and Audi brochure, and 7-publicity photographs, 6-with studio slugs at the bottom.
“Measuring from 9.25 x 5.45 in. to 9.5 x 7.65 in., presented in a classic vintage Risky Business press packet folder. Sunglasses exhibit production wear and age. In vintage very good to fine condition.”
These sunglasses sold on December 19th, 2019 for $5,000 with the Profiles in History auction.