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    Barbara Eden "Evil Jeannie" signature costume from I Dream of Jeannie. (NBC-TV, 1965-70) Vintage original (4) piece costume screen worn signature "Evil Jeannie" costume. On the heels of the success of the Bewitched sitcom and inspired by the movie The Brass Bottle, producer Sydney Sheldon conceived of the idea for a beautiful female genie. After a protracted casting process, Barbara Eden was chosen to play the goodhearted but naive supernatural conjurer. Costume designer Gwen Wakeling, a personal favorite of Cecil B. DeMille, who earned an Academy Award for her work on Samson and Delilah in 1950 was chosen to create Barbara Eden's iconic "Jeannie" costumes in 1965. This was one of Wakeling's final projects. This green version was created for Jeannie's "Evil" twin. The costume includes (1) ruched green silk chiffon top constructed upon a bespoke nude underwire brassiere, featuring gilded leather tassels, metallic gold trim, bodice reinforced with integral wire stays, lining and padding, back straps with hook and eye closure retaining the internal "Columbia Pictures" bias label handwritten, "Barbara Eden", (1) matching Kelly green velvet bolero-style short sleeve vest jacket with metallic gold braided trim, internal tether snaps, and retaining internal, "Columbia Pictures" bias label handwritten, "Barbara Eden", (1) matching green silk chiffon and velvet paneled skirt with hook and eye and zipper back closure, nude silk upper lining and reinforced waist, retaining internal "Screen Gems" bias label handwritten, "B. Eden #1" and (1) matching green velvet soft padded ponytail headdress with green silk chiffon veil and tan heavy tulle trim for attaching to hair, gilded leather tassels, and metallic gold netting, retaining internal "Columbia Pictures" bias label handwritten "Barbara Eden". Also includes extra tassels and gold thread. The costume embodies the 1960s sexy innocence that was a hallmark of entertainment of the era. Eden played her alter ego so well, many viewers were unaware that she'd played both parts. Exhibiting age, production wear and handling, with minor soiling, some loose thread and light fraying to chiffon edges. In vintage very good to fine condition.

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    December, 2019
    17th Tuesday
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