Charlie Chaplin's trademark hat and cane
The bowler's leather hatband stamped Nemet Simon, Budapest, V11 Joholy-utz and with label stamped The Chaplin Studios Inc. California and Charles Chaplin Film Corporation, Alfred Reeves, General Manager, with bamboo cane; together with statement of authenticity.
The letter of authenticity, drawn up in 1987, is from costumer and producer Ted Tetrick and his wife, Betty 'Chaplin' Tetrick. They acquired the hat and cane after Alfred Reeves' death in 1946. Having worked in Hollywood since 1920, Ted Tetrick's association with Chaplin began in 1938 when he became head of the costume and production design departments. The letter states that 'This was the time when we used the original Hat in a scene using the 'Tramp' character in the film, "The Great Dictator." Originally, this Hat was at the studio costume department and selected by Chaplin personally.'
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