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    James Stewart "Tom Jeffards" hat from Broken Arrow. (TCF, 1950) Vintage original signature character taupe felt open crown Brooks brand cowboy hat with beige ribbon brim-binding around the base of the crown. With 3 in. brim, and approx. 4 in. crown. Two embossed labels on interior brown leather band read "Brooks, California" and "H, A Mark of Quality". Stewart, as "Tom", stars in this groundbreaking Western film which tells the story of a peaceful and tolerant man struggling for peace and respect in a cruel world, and was the first portrayal of Native Americans as human beings rather than the usually depicted savages of which Hollywood was overly fond of creating. As well, it was a lesson for the ethnically intolerant audience, observing Native life, rituals and daily living without rancor, without mockery or judgment. The hat is highly visible throughout the movie, rarely leaving Stewart's head. Also included, (1) Broken Arrow Exhibitor's Campaign Sheet, (3) photographs relating to Stewart or the hat, and (2) editions of Picture Show magazine, Vol. 55 No. 1441 and Vol. 55 No. 1447/8. Exhibiting production use, wear, handling and age, with light soiling, worn felt, and partially detached seams along the interior leather band. In production-used vintage very good condition.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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