“Forgotten Hollywood”- Rebel Jacket Up For Bid…

Posted on February 27, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`James Dean’s cherry-red jacket from Rebel Without a Cause is expected to bring up to $600,000, when it goes up for auction this week in Florida. This offers fans a rare chance to own something linked to the star. The bomber-style garment is at Palm Beach Modern Auctions, and was displayed recently on a mannequin, wearing a white shirt and blue denim; similar to Dean’s signature style in the movie. This jacket was bought off the rack; however, it is not known how many were on set. JAMES DEAN ->

“`Because he died so young, and starred in only three films, collectibles tied to Dean are very scarce. It is as influential in pop culture as an Elvis Presley rhinestone jumpsuit; a dress that belonged to Marilyn Monroe; or sequin gloves worn by Michael Jackson. There is a Bud Berma tag sewn in its inner lining, a cigarette burn on outer left sleeve, and stitching around its waist.

“`Michael Scott of Hobe Sound has had the jacket since the 1980s. A friend, whose uncle got the jacket from men’s wardrobe supervisor Leon Roberts at the conclusion of production, left it to Scott in his will. The actor had been a hero to Scott and his friends, who were in high school when the film premiered.

“`Scott’s documentation includes a 1962 letter from Roberts asking his pal’s uncle to:  Donate the red jacket worn by late actor James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause to Hollywood Museum. Hopefully, the wishes of Roberts will be fulfilled for fans to enjoy in years to come.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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