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A 'Don Juan' costume from the wardrobe of Errol Flynn in the film, Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

Estimate $10,000 - $20,000

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modelled in the 17th century Spanish style, comprising a light olive green damask cape and doublet, designed by William Travilla, with a repeating stylised leaf and flower pattern, together with olive coloured slim fitting breeches by an unknown designer, with a yellow cord appliqué to each leg, the doublet and cape each with a Warner Bros Pictures label sewn to the interior and inscribed 'Errol Flynn', with the date '11/17/47', the film production number '691' and the additional number '2476' in black ink, the breeches with a Warner Bros Pictures label sewn to the interior waistband, inscribed 'Mr Flynn #2', and garment number '34' in black ink, together with 'Neville', above Flynn's name in faded blue ink

Accompanied by production notes and a booklet containing facsimiles of documents from the Warner Brothers Pictures archives relating to Errol Flynn's costumes in Adventures of Don Juan.
Accompanied by a letter from Russell Crowe stating his ownership.

Provenance

Mr Michael Castellano, Los Angeles
Mr Russell Crowe, Sydney, gift from the above in 2010

This was one of fourteen costumes made for Errol Flynn, but not worn on screen. The film won the Academy Award for 'Best Costume Design, Color', which was shared by William Travilla, Leah Rhodes and Marjorie Best

Compare with an Errol Flynn 'Don Juan de Marana' dark green two-piece suit from Adventures of Don Juan, sold by Profiles in History, 16 June 2011, lot 207

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