Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Lot # 130: Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) Fedora

Stock #135806

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Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) fedora from Steven Spielberg's action-adventure film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. As iconic as the character himself, the hat worn by Indiana Jones is a defining part of his adventurer outfit. This fedora was made specifically for the second installment of the Indiana Jones series.

Created by Herbert Johnson Hat Company, who also did the hats for Raiders of the Lost Ark, the fedora was a slight update on the original film's version. Costume designer Anthony Powell and assistant costume designer Joanna Johnston worked closely with Herbert Johnson on the update that incorporated a more tapered crown than the prior film.

Made of sable-colored rabbit felt, the fedora features a dark brown ribbon and a leather sweatband that is imprinted with the Herbert Johnson Hat Company name and address, as well as a tag marked size 7 1/4 (size 58 European.) The sweatband is also notably stamped with the initials "I J" in gold, a feature applied specifically for the original hats created for filming. The style, placement and size of the markings are all consistent with other known authentic examples of Temple of Doom fedoras. The hat's satin liner has a blue Herbert Johnson crest, and behind the liner an original manufacturing label is applied that confirms the date of manufacture which aligns with the film's production timeframe. This piece originated with a member of the production team who worked on filming done in the U.S., including the river raft sequence at the start of the film and additional photography done at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), indicating the hat may have been used for those sequences.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom received mixed reviews upon its original release but has grown into a fan-favorite over the years. It was nominated for two Academy Awards and four BAFTA Awards, and won the award for Visual Effects in both. Amongst its other accolades, it is remembered for further cementing Harrison Ford's status as one of the biggest stars of the 1980s. Indiana Jones, as embodied by Ford, remains one of the all-time great cinema characters.

The fedora is in excellent condition, showing light wear with some signs of age, and comes stored in a plastic hat box. Dimensions: 13" x 12" x 6" (33 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm)

Estimate: $150,000 - 250,000

Item size - 17.25" x 15.5" x 9" (43.81cm x 39.37cm x 22.86cm)

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

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