Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
De Shields, André, American, born 1946
Date
1982
Medium
(.1a) metal and rhinestone;
(.1b) metal, rhinestone and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (1a): 2 3/8 × 15/16 × 1 5/16 in. (6 × 2.4 × 3.3 cm)
H x W x D (1b): 2 7/8 × 15/16 × 1 5/16 in. (7.3 × 2.4 × 3.3 cm)
Description
Cuff links from Ain't Misbehavin' costume ensemble for Act I worn by André De Shields during the 1982 NBC TV special. The head of the cufflink is a large blue rhinestone in circular metal head. The head connects to a metal mesh chain that ends in a large hole to connect to the cuff link. The head also connects to the post and a toggle closure.
One of the cufflinks (.1b) has a large repair in the center of the mesh chain. It has completely detached and has been sewn together with white thread.
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Adornment
Type
cuff links
Topic
Actors
Broadway Theatre
Clothing and dress
Costume
Entertainers
Musical Theatre
Television
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of André De Shields
Object number
2018.1.1.5.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54d36da45-d659-4143-9756-9d683aa73676

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