Batman

Lot # 101 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Costume Fabric Sample Book

Stock #70838

A costume fabric sample book from the production of Tim Burton's superhero film Batman. Fabric books are used to catalogue the materials used to create a film's costumes, and provide a unique reference to the costume design and manufacturing process.

This fabric book is contained in a blue plastic ring binder with "Batman Fabric Book, Bob Ringwood" written on the front in black permanent marker pen. Ringwood is an Academy Award-nominated costume designer. The fabric swatches and notes in this collection focus on the film's criminal characters: the Joker (Jack Nicholson), Rotelli (Edwin Craig), Grissom (Jack Palance) and their supporting cast of goons and thugs. It is full of scraps of fabric and ideas for costume design, with detailed creative notes handwritten alongside.

Included in the book are numerous purple-and -green checked fabric samples - part of the design process behind the Joker's trousers - as well as lilac leather, which was considered for the Joker's gloves and spats. There is also a range of monochrome fabrics for the seven mime goon characters. The binder contains 50 clear plastic pockets, 17 of which contain items or pages, with some loose items too. Many of the pages have been creased or feature small tears. There is some ink transfer on the inside of the binder and some scuffing on the outside. Dimensions: 32 cm x 29 cm x 8 cm (12 1/2" x 11 3/4" x 3 1/4")

£2,000 - 3,000 † Δ

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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