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    An Orson Welles Suit from "The Muppet Movie." Associated Film Distribution, 1979. Made of chocolate brown wool; the jacket single-breasted, one button front closure, three frontal pockets, unique pleating on sleeves, lined in red and brown print satin, inside breast pocket label reads "Acuna / Mr. Orson Welles / May 1974;" together with matching trousers, six-button fly closure, two side welt pockets, same label as jacket; worn by the actor in his cameo role as studio head "Lew Lord" where he has only one funny line of dialogue: "Miss Tracy, prepare the standard 'Rich and Famous' contract for Kermit the Frog and Company;" included with a letter from Beatrice Welles indicating she consigned this lot directly to Heritage Auctions.

    According to Beatrice Welles, her father only wore black in his personal life so any clothing of other colors (such as this brown suit) would have been made for him to wear professionally; this particular suit (because of the date) was evidently made for an earlier film or television appearance but Welles wore it for a number of years, including in this 1979 mega-hit film.


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