Costume hat worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues

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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
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)
Type
hats
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
1972
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.
Topic
African American
Actors
Clothing and dress
Costume
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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