Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Herbert Johnson Fedora

replica movie prop

The fedora worn by Indiana Jones is one of the most well known and recognizable fedoras in the world. The hat is as iconic as the character it was created for. When conceiving the character of Indiana Jones, George Lucas envisioned his appearance to resemble some of the heroes who adorned the silver-screen when he was growing up. Films like "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "Secret of the Incas" would inspire the character and costume of what would become, Indiana Jones. Deborah Nadoolman, costume designer on "Raiders of the Lost Ark" worked closely with Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford to give the Indiana Jones fedora its own character and breath of individuality. Nadoolman has said, "I had to have a hat that if you saw it in silhouette would be immediately recognizable". After many attempts they settled on a fedora from the Herbert Johnson Hat Company of London, a high-end hatter to the Royal family. There have always been conflicting reports as to the exact model chosen to become the Indiana Jones fedora. Nadoolman is quoted as saying, "I saw a hat with a very wide brim and the crown was a little bit too high. It was their Australian model and with a couple of fittings, we got the hat right for Harrison".
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category: other replicas
type: movie props
movie: Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
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