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    Robert Downey, Jr. "Little Tramp" costume from Chaplin. (TriStar Pictures, 1992) This complete "Little Tramp" costume was worn by Robert Downey, Jr. as Charlie Chaplin in the critically acclaimed drama, Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough. This signature ensemble consists of tatty black coat, oversized baggy pinstripe trousers, white collarless shirt, black-and-white bow tie, flowery waistcoat, elongated black shoes, black bowler hat and archetypal bamboo cane! A costume recognized the world over. Jacket and trousers were made by Bermans and Nathans with their interior label of the jacket reading "Robert Downey JR - Chaplin" with the number 3 added in ink. The waistcoat is from Western Costume Co. Hollywood. The hat has a number 1 written inside it. The outfit is displayed upon a bespoke mannequin especially adapted for the costume in a classic Chaplin pose, standing approx. 71 inches tall. A green tag is attached to the cane with a typed message, which confirms its use as a prop in the movie and is signed by Sir Richard Attenborough. The costume was obtained directly from one of the producers of the film and remains as an instantly-recognizable wardrobe ensemble from a modern cinema classic. The role earned Robert Downey, Jr. an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

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    December, 2012
    15th Saturday
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