Harpo Studios jacket worn by Bill Camacho on set of The Oprah Winfrey Show

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Manufactured by
Hilton Apparel, founded 1980
Worn by
Camacho, Bill, American
Subject of
Harpo, Inc., American, founded 1986
Medium
synthetic fiber, leather, nylon thread, and metal fasteners
Dimensions
H x W x D (on form): 27 1/2 × 26 × 13 1/2 in. (69.9 × 66 × 34.3 cm)
Type
jackets
Place used
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1990-2011
Description
This jacket was worn by Bill Camacho during his employment as a crew member for The Oprah Winfrey Show. The body of the jacket is made from heavy black synthetic fleece while the full-length sleeves and the standard collar are made from caramel colored leather. The jacket closes at the center front with a black metal zipper and three (3) metal snaps, one at the center front neck and two at the waistband. The cuffs and the waistband are made from ribbed black synthetic fabric. There are two (2) patch pockets with flap closures, one at each front side waist. The flaps close with one (1) metal snap at the center. Two (2) welted pockets, with the welts made from the caramel leather, open vertically at the exterior side of each front waist patch pocket. The name "Camacho" is machine-embroidered in white thread at the proper left front chest. A large design in silver, teal, yellow, purple, and black thread is embroidered at the center back across the shoulders. The design features an oval sign with the text "HARPO / STUDIOS" inside it. The sign is above a building placed catty-corner and with a banner on the building reading "THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW".
The jacket is fully lined in a black synthetic fabric that is quilted in a grid set on point throughout. There is one (1) welted pocket at the interior proper left waist with the welts made from the caramel leather. White stabilizing material is present where the reverse of the designs on the back and left chest are embroidered. There is a manufacturer's tag sewn at the interior center back neck that reads "HILTON / ACTIVE APPAREL / RN 71661 / MADE IN THE U.S.A." with two smaller tags below it, one indicating size and the second identifying the item as made in the United States.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Communication
Entertainers
Labor
Mass media
Television
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number
2016.7.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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