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Clayton Moore 1960s Nudie’s Lone Ranger Costume

Complete Lone Ranger costume worn by Moore during personal appearances in the 1960s. Costume consists of: a light blue wool western-style long-sleeve pullover shirt with a lace-up V neck, an 11″ zipper to left side, with a Velcro crotch strap. Shirt bears a “Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, North Hollywood, Calif.,” maker’s label; a matching pair of light blue wool pants, with a zipper front, tapered legs, and white stirrups, with a Nudie’s label sewn into waistband; a red polyester western-style necktie, 45″ long, with a “Western Neckwear by Ray Smoot, Los Angeles, California,” maker’s label sewn inside; an off-white Stetson cowboy hat, made of beaver hide, size 6 5/8, with a black leather chinstrap and is stamped in gold in the inner rim, “Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, North Hollywood, California,” and “John B. Stetson Company, 4 X Beaver.”; a pair of black leather cowboy boots, each bearing a Nudie’s tag sewn inside; and a beautiful Edward Bohlin silver-mounted Buscadero western double-gun rig. Made of black leather, this two-gun Buscadero rig was designed and made by famed Hollywood celebrity silversmith Edward H. Bohlin. The belt is nicely hand tooled with floral scrolls and heavily adorned with mounted sterling silver spots, with each holster having an attractive decorative sterling silver buckle ensemble. The heavy front buckle and keeper is marked on the reverse, “Bohlin made, Burbank, California.” The belt features 33 cartridge loops, each holding a specially designed souvenir ‘silver’ cartridge, made of aluminum. Also included to complete the costume is a pair of black gloves and black mask, which are not original to the costume. A hand-tooled tan leather single holster buscadero rig is also included, but not part of the original costume. In fine condition, with expected light wear and soiling from wear and use. After the Lone Ranger went off the air in 1957, and after the release of a second film, Moore chose to forego other roles, instead making personal appearances for over 40 years as the Lone Ranger, including in this very costume. An unbelievable piece of western and Hollywood memorabilia of one of the most beloved and recognizable television and pop culture figures ever. Provenance: Clayton Moore Estate, Butterfields, 2001. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Clayton Moore

 

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