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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Found this vintage beauty at the Englishtown NJ outdoor flea market this weekend.
    Designed by Woody Shelp of Broadway fame. He designed and produced the headwear for many Broadway shows from the 1960s until his passing in 2004. There is an actors name below Woody Shelp, probably from a Victorian production. I am unsure of the material that was used for this hat. Nice colors and in pretty good condition.
    From the IMDB website:

    Woody Shelp was the preeminent "hat maker" - his term - for Broadway shows for four decades (1962-2002). He created the hats worn by Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (1974) and Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians (1996), but he will be best remembered by the theatrical community and theatregoers the world over for making the signature, Champagne-colored finale hats that crowned Theoni V. Aldredge's costumes for Michael Bennett's record-breaking Broadway musical A Chorus Line.


    1. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love

    2. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much for the love


    3. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love PhilDMorris
    4. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love
      Thanks for the like Geodajem
    5. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love
    6. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Further investigation reveals that this Top Hat may have been worn on Broadway during the musical " 42nd St"
      Nick Passagna, is the name beneath Woody Shelp. He was a player who performed in several Broadway productions. I believe he may still be working on Broadway.

      Thanks for the love
      Vintage Fran
    7. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 2 years ago
      Such a beautiful top hat, love the color also.
    8. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Virginia. Thanks for the love and kind words.
      Ty for the love Sean
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Very nice!! I have a fair sized collection of vintage and antique top hats. Not sure what it is about a top hat, but I've always loved collecting them.
    10. clockerman clockerman, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love Lisa and Ron m
      Vintage too hats are very cool JSCott
    11. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Reminds sort of like the Hat Actor Gene Wilder used in the Movie, 'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory'...I know..too much coffee! Lol!

    12. clockerman clockerman, 1 year ago
      Brunswick Exactly right. My son wore it as part of his Willy Wonka costume in the Halloween parade last year in NYC. Thanks for the love
    13. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Wow! I cannot believe that clairvoyance!! Your Welcome!!

    14. Windwalker, 1 year ago
      LOL.... Sir Thomas,... cool stepping out hat...'-P
    15. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      "I Just Must Find The Golden wrapper...."- 'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate factory'.

    16. clockerman clockerman, 1 year ago
      Thank you for stopping by and the love Newfld
    17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 9 months ago
      Amazing. This is really a hat with a soul. Beautiful condition and unusual color. Is it your size so you can wear it to a fancy party?
    18. clockerman clockerman, 9 months ago
      Ty for the love
      Ty for the love and nice comment Elizabethan
    19. clockerman clockerman, 9 months ago
      Ty for the love
      Ty for stopping by NewFld

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