Leslie Howard “Romeo Montague” black velvet doublet and pants from Romeo and Juliet. (MGM, 1936) Black silk velvet period doublet with heavy gold bullion embroidery and brass embellishments. No label. Black wool pants with embroidery on sides and suspenders. Western Costume label handwritten “Leslie Howard 29 ½ stamped 10617” and Western Costume white stamp. Ivory silk dickie with black ribbon. Worn by Leslie Howard as “Romeo” when he first meets Juliet at the masquerade ball, falls in love with her and appears at her balcony in Romeo and Juliet.
God Bless Debbie Reynold and her auction.
Blargh. I hate this one. It reminds me too much of Elvis (yes, yes I know he came later but still it’s a no.)
“Leslie Howard “Romeo” ivory leather doublet with blue velvet collar and ivory pants from Romeo and Juliet. (MGM, 1936) Ivory leather doublet with blue stamped pattern and blue velvet lapel, gabardine wool period pants with embroidery. Tunic has Western Costume label handwritten “6598 L. HOWARD Romeo” and stamped 24. Pants have Western Costume stamp and 43. Was made for Romeo and Juliet but not in the final film.”
Thank you Debbie Reynolds for saving this for us to see!