On View
Musical Crossroads Gallery
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
Designed by
Mackie, Bob, American, born 1940
Aghayan, Ray, Iranian American, born 1934
Koch, Norma, American, 1898 - 1979
Worn by
Ross, Diana, American, born 1944
Subject of
Holiday, Billie, American, 1915 - 1959
Date
1972
Medium
wool twill, synthetic fiber, and fur
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 1/4 × 10 × 10 in. (13.3 × 25.4 × 25.4 cm)
Description
Light green wool twill hat lined in teal synthetic twill with a brown fur band worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in the Paramount Pictures produced 1972 film "Lady Sings the Blues." The hat is sewn so that it tilts at an angle down to the proper right. There are three red thread X's sewn in the lining to mark the center front. The teal lining and fur are hand sewn to form the hat, though the light green wool is machine pieced.
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Clothing-Fashion
Type
hats
Topic
Actors
Clothing and dress
Costume
Costume design
Design
Fashion
Film
Jazz (Music)
Motown (Music)
Musical films
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.64.4.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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