Jolson’s screen-worn suit from his role as Edwin P. Christy in the 1939 film Swanee River. Suit consists of a brown wool jacket and matching pants, as well as a white silk bow tie. All have integral United Costumers tags, each labeled “Al Jolson” in an unknown hand. Material to jacket collar, cuffs, and sides of pants was added for a later film and could likely be removed to return costume to its original state. In overall fine condition, with scattered staining to waistband of pants, stitching to tag inside coat pocket coming loose, and fraying to added material inside of jacket collar. RR Auction COA.
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