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    Glenn Ford's U.S. Naval Reserve Dress Uniform Coat and Hat and His Navy League Membership Certificate. A size 7¼ U.S. Navy dress white uniform cap with fretting, worn by Glenn Ford while serving in the United States Naval Reserve. Ford, who had served in the Marines from 1942-44, joined the Reserve in 1958 and was commissioned as a lieutenant commander and designated as a public affairs officer. During his tours of duty Ford promoted the Navy through radio and television broadcasts, personal appearances, and documentary films. He was promoted to commander in 1963 and captain in 1968 before retiring from the service in the 1970s. This Navy dress uniform coat has a Western Costume Co. label bearing Ford's name sewn inside the right inner pocket; the production number places it in the 1960s or '70s, and it was likely made for use in a TV production or commercial. The cap has a label reading "Captain Glenn Ford" inserted under the clear plastic inner lining, and is in Very Fine condition with some small areas of discoloration and soiling. Accompanied by a b&w 8" x 10" photo of Ford wearing the coat and hat. Also, his Navy League Membership Certificate, issued to Ford on October 23, 1958, acknowledging him as a member of the Navy League of the United States. It measures 18" x 15" and is in Excellent condition. From the Glenn Ford Estate. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Peter Ford.

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    July, 2010
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