The Little Princess, Arthur Treacher court-jester tunic

original movie costume

Veteran British character actor Arthur Treacher plays a frustrated ex-vaudevillian forced into subservience to his cruel sister running the girls boarding school which Shirley Temple attends. This humorous split-color satin jester’s outfit by Gwen Wakeling is worn by Treacher to great effect in Shirley’s dream fantasy number in The Little Princess. United Costumers label inside reads, “ARTHUR TREACHER B931”. The special blue dye for costumes in 3-strip Technicolor films is one of the most fugitive, and has here faded to aubergine; else, with minor handling and aging, Very Good overall.

costume: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: costumes/wardrobe
coa issued by: Profiles in History (94)
celebrity: Arthur Treacher (2)
movie: The Little Princess (1939)
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