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Jimmy Stewart Treasures Old Hat

Discussion in 'Hats' started by RBH, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. RBH

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  2. scottyrocks

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    Thanks! I saved this because I'll need to enlarge it to read it.
     
  3. rlk

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  4. zetwal

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    Interesting ... :cool:
     
  5. Simon82

    Simon82 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks so much, RBH! I'm a huge Jimmy fan, so finding "new" news I haven't seen is a treasure indeed. Wonder if it's the same hat he wore in some of his first films?
     
  6. Tomasso

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    Great story,thanks! I wish my old man's hats had fit me....
     
  7. danofarlington

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    I'll tell you a little story apropos of the article. They are talking about Jimmy Stewart in the play (and later movie) "Harvey," about a man who thinks he is accompanied by a six-foot rabbit wherever he goes. A marvelous story actually. It was written by Mary Chase of Denver. While working odd jobs in supporting myself at the University of Denver about 30 years ago, I did some light tasks for an old lady in a modest neighborhood in Denver. She lived right next door to Mary Chase. I said, "Mary Chase! You mean the author of "Harvey?" Yes, same one. So we called on her. She was a short woman with a beehive hairdo, a former Rocky Mountain Post reporter. We talked briefly of "Harvey." She said, "I never liked Jimmy Stewart in that part."
     
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  8. DanielJones

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    Question is, where is that beloved hand me down hat now? I would presume in a museum, but which one?

    Cheers!

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  9. RBH

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    Robert, here is a start to maybe finding out some info. From 2005.

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  10. Tomasso

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    Probably here, where it came from.
     
  11. RBH

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    Robert, I emailed the museum. Lets see if I can get a response.
     
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  13. DanielJones

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    Very cool! Good to know. Thanks!:eusa_clap

    Cheers!

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  14. Benny Holiday

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    I find this story really touching. Time seems to be going by so fast and everything is changing so quickly.
    It's nice to think that something remained constant for so long - Mr Stewart's relationship with that hat
    and what it meant to him.
     
  15. Blackthorn

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    What a fun thread!
     
  16. ScionPI2005

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    Thanks so much for posting this! A very nice article. Jimmy Stewart is probably one of my favorite actors in his time.
     
  17. rlk

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    Great Job hunting Rusty!! Thanks!!
     
  18. monbla256

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    Here's Jimmy in a different hat than we usually saw him in.

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  19. Michael Carter

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    Thanks for posting all of the articles. Jimmy is one of my favorite period actors.
     
  20. JAVIER

    JAVIER Practically Family

    Just finished Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, now I know why his hat did not have a liner in all the great hat shots/ scenes... (Man was that scene when he is flustered by the young lady, a great hat scene) I searched and searched and no sing or label.
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