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James Stewart's Hat (And Others) in VERTIGO

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Brad Bowers, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Jeffries

    Jeffries New in Town

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    Vertigo

    I saw a reference in the old posts about the brown fedora that James Stewart wore in ther movie "Vertigo" but no mention of what the brand or style was. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Brad Bowers

    Brad Bowers I'll Lock Up

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    I remember posting about this once. At the time, I thought it might be a Knox, but it could also be a Cavanagh. I'd be willing to bet its one of the two.

    Brad
     
  3. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Found three and they are one.
     
  4. Brad Bowers

    Brad Bowers I'll Lock Up

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    Okay, it appears I never said anything about a Knox. Where did I get that idea?[huh]

    Brad
     
  5. Brad Bowers

    Brad Bowers I'll Lock Up

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    Watching The Glenn Miller Story this morning, I verified that Stewart's brown hat was a Cavanagh. He also wore a brown Cavanagh in Bell, Book, and Candle, made the same year as Vertigo, and just four years after The Glenn Miller Story. This confirms to me that Stewart was a Cavanagh man, at least in the 1950s. Chances are excellent that the Vertigo hat is a Cavanagh. I need to watch that movie again sometime to see if I can verify it.

    Brad
     
  6. delectans

    delectans Call Me a Cab

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    Wow, we are just finishing The Glenn Miller Story right now. 'Moonlight Serenade' and 'Little Brown Jug' at movies end. Nice to know that Jimmy was a Cavanagh man.
     
  7. Sam Craig

    Sam Craig One Too Many

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    Just for the record .... Kim Novak looked great as EVERYTHING!

    What a gal!

    Sam
     
  8. AbridgedPause

    AbridgedPause Familiar Face

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    I'm a huge fan of Vertigo so I'd like to revive this thread. With the Bluray version of the movie, somewhat better quality screenshots can be taken of this hat to identify it. I took one of the actual logo inside of the hat, if anyone can help identify it.

    First up is the frame where you see the logo of the hat
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    Then here I cropped it and flipped it 180.
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    Finally here it is again zoomed in and with a bit more contrast to help make out the shapes.
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  9. Looks like Churchill Hats Ltd logo
     
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  10. Bjorn240

    Bjorn240 One of the Regulars

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    Agree. Nearly 100% that's a Churchill, especially with the black liner. Here's a clear comparison shot.
     

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  11. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    This morning I had on The Lineup (1958) with Eli Wallach while getting ready for work. Lots of beautiful wide-brims.
     
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  12. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    No doubt. Nice frame catch!

    churchill.jpg
     
  13. AbridgedPause

    AbridgedPause Familiar Face

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    Right on! Anyone have a brown Churchill from the 50s to show off?
     
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  14. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    Here is a Churchill I recently sold

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  15. Rogera

    Rogera My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Well would you look at that! Nice!
     
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  16. itsallgood

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    What a great piece of detective work! I think the value of vintage Churchill hats on eBay just went up!
     

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