27,000.00USDto floor+ (5,400.00) buyer's premium + taxes, fees, etc...
SOLD at 2011 Jan 29 @ 19:23UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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John Wayne western ensemble from ?True Grit (Paramount, 1969): a) Brown rough-out leather vest with lapels, four pockets, decorative string ties on either side. Tan linen lining with label reading Western Costume Co / Hollywood / 2318-4 / John Wayne / Chest 50;b) Long sleeve, single pocket shirt of fine blue cotton, custom-made for Wayne by Ermenegildo Zegna and worn in the film True Grit. Lower seam of tail embroidered 68D Jeakins Wayne 6. Dorothy Jeakins (1914-1995) was the costume designer of record for True Grit;c) Salmon neckerchiefPROVENANCE: Originally acquired in the 1970s by Gary Hess, a six-year employee of the Duke Engineering Company (DECO), directly from John Wayne himself, as appreciation for his extraordinary work in resolving some complex technical problems facilitating the completion and lucrative sale to a Texas group working with Exxon. The lot is offered with notarized letters of provenance and copies of notarized statements from Hess, Walter Adams, and William Evans all employees of DECO, attesting to the presentation of gifts to Mr Hess by Mr Wayne.Before Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld joined the Coen Bros recent True Grit redux - there was John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Dennis Hopper and Kim Darby in Paramount’s iconic 1969 Academy Award winning Hal Wallis western, featuring Wayne’s best actor portrayal of a drunken, hard-nosed US Marshal named Rooster Cogburn.