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    Linda Stirling "The Black Whip" and legendary stuntman Yakima Canutt costumes from Zorro's Black Whip. (ca. 1940s) Vintage original (4) black wool character costume pieces from the early landmark in female film heroes, Linda Stirling as "Barbara Meredith" aka "The Black Whip". Consisting of (1) bolero jacket with lace up and snap, hook and eye front closure, floral embroidered notch lapel, shoulder and sleeves, (1) matching vest with hook and eye front closure and floral embroidered shoulders and hem, (1) pair of matching long pants with braided piping down each outer leg, and (1) long sleeve tunic with lace tie v-neck, gold thread-embroidered collars, sleeve cuffs, bib, back shoulder and buttons on sleeves and hem. All retaining Western Costume internal bias labels with 3-matching pieces handwritten "Linda Sterling" and tunic handwritten, "Yakima Canutt" who was a legendary and historical stuntman doubling for stars like John Wayne and Clark Gable and performing the most life-threatening stunts, before becoming a 2nd unit director. Canutt staged and directed the iconic chariot races in William Wyler's Ben-Hur. Aside from directing duties for The Black Whip, Canutt actually doubled, in blonde wig, for Stirling. Exhibiting minor signs of age and wear. In overall vintage very good to fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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