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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by odoreater
This thread reminds me of the episode of Friends where the guys were getting tuxedos worn my movie stars. "I'm wearing Batman's tuxedo!!!" It would be pretty awesome to be able to walk around and say "I'm wearing Astaire's suit!!!" Good luck in finding one.
Are you referring to Keaton as Batman or Val Kilmer? Kilmer's was better cut in my opinion. Or maybe I'm just not a huge fan of shawl lapels.
post #17 of 25
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Update: There will be a Sotheby's entertainment sale the first week in October in LA. They don't know about the inventory yet though.
post #18 of 25
I would think that an auction house's staff would keep you informed if you were specific about what you wanted. This stuff changes hands all of the time, and it's only a matter of time until what you want shows up. Plus, the top houses know who owns what, and can make queries to collectors who might be interested in a sale.

A family acquaintance wanted a Beatles suit, and only waited about a year until one of their suits from an Ed Sullivan appearance showed up. He was told that the suit had already changed hands five times.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by alflauren
I would think that an auction house's staff would keep you informed if you were specific about what you wanted. This stuff changes hands all of the time, and it's only a matter of time until what you want shows up. Plus, the top houses know who owns what, and can make queries to collectors who might be interested in a sale.

A family acquaintance wanted a Beatles suit, and only waited about a year until one of their suits from an Ed Sullivan appearance showed up. He was told that the suit had already changed hands five times.
Must not have been cheap!
I've already been offered his hobo suit from Easter Parade. Not quite what I had in mind...
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Are you referring to Keaton as Batman or Val Kilmer? Kilmer's was better cut in my opinion. Or maybe I'm just not a huge fan of shawl lapels.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that the tuxedo that they were referring to in the show was Clooney's.
post #21 of 25
Ew... I disliked Batman and Robin highly. Though I guess if you look at it as something Clooney wore, it's not so bad.
post #22 of 25
Anyone know who Astaire's main tailor(s) was (were)?
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian
Anyone know who Astaire's main tailor(s) was (were)?
Anderson & Sheppard did at least some of his stuff.
post #24 of 25
Also KFS.
post #25 of 25
Later Eddie Schmidt of Schmidt and Gallupo in L.A.
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