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The Original Tramp

Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by Supa troop, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  2. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :eek WOW!!! :eek

    Paging nickyt! Paging nickyt!
     
  3. nickytea

    nickytea Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Incredible.
    I knew I was saving that extra £126,000.00 for something.
     
  4. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol Looks like that rainy day is here! :lol
     
  5. yakcam

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    Man, that's brilliant! I'm surprised that it's on eBay though and not in a reputable auction house.

    Cheers,

    Kraig
     
  6. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    To quote Joe Maddelena from ever episode of Hollywood Treasures...."That is the most iconic movie costume of all time!"
     
  7. nickytea

    nickytea Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Something about that auction description doesn't sound right to me.
    I'm going to look into it further, but they mention: "whilst they were filming for the Alfred Karno Company."

    Fred Karno was a vaudeville producer Chaplin worked with before he got into film. The Tramp debuted when he was at Keystone studios.
    Hrm.

    Also doesn't match the Tramp's first official film appearance:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j2K3A1S5ak
     
  8. Stairstars

    Stairstars Active Member

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    Exactly. It would have nothing to do with The Tramp costume assembled in LA on his first days with Sennett.

    It looks to me like they have assembled bits and pieces of purported Bille Ritchie costumes and are packaging it as this, meaning the cane and the shoes do not belong. That cane has been auctioned serveral times for little money.

    Also, if memory serves, the original Ritchie costume was sold back in the 80s, in London, right from the family and came with letters.

    rick
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011
  9. Stairstars

    Stairstars Active Member

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    Here are the images of the Ritchie costume when sold in 1989 and again in 1993 along with the present offering:
     
  10. nickytea

    nickytea Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, if I was going to drop that much on a costume, I'd want at least ONE picture of Charles wearing it.
     
  11. CTF

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    Sorry, I thought this was 'bout Ava Gardner.
     

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