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    Tex Ritter Suit Designed by Nudie. Tex Ritter was one of the first and greatest country stars, beginning his career on radio, appearing on Broadway, and starring in over 85 Hollywood films, as a singing cowboy from 1936-1945. As his movie career began to decline, Ritter's singing career took off. He was the first country artist signed to Capitol Records, and scored hit after hit with such songs as "I'm Wastin' My Tears On You, Jealous Heart", "You Will Have To Pay", and "Rock and Rye". He added to his credits with much television work, but perhaps Tex Ritter is best remembered by the general public as the vocalist who sang the theme to the classic motion picture "High Noon", starring Gary Cooper. Nudie Cohn designed this blue custom stage suit especially for Ritter. The designer's name and Ritter's name are sewn into the lining of the coat as well as the pants, plus the date, July 2, 1953. The outfit shows age wear, but is still in fine condition and would make a wonderful display piece.

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    Sep-Oct, 2004
    30th-1st Thursday-Friday
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