A John Wayne suit from Pittsburgh
Universal, 1942. A charcoal gray and pinstripe three-piece wool suit. The jacket and vest both bear green-lettered United Costumers Hollywood labels inscribed with Wayne's name. Accompanied by a copy of the film.
Provenance: Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. noting that a 2-piece John Wayne suit was part of the inventory the company purchased from United Costume in the 1950s.
John Wayne stars as Charles "Pittsburgh" Markham, an ambitious coal miner who works his way up to become a steel magnate, losing friends as well as his wife along the way. Wayne wears this suit in the scene where he meets with his old partners and cuts them out of his business.