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Necktie worn by Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson on The Jeffersons

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Designed by:
Rita Riggs, American, born 1930  Search this
Betsey Potter, American  Search this
Oleg Cassini, American, 1913 - 2006  Search this
Worn by:
Sherman Alexander Hemsley, American, 1938 - 2012  Search this
Subject of:
The Jeffersons, American, 1975 - 1985  Search this
silk and Velcro™
H x W x D (On form (ab)): 22 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 7 1/4 in. (56.5 × 15.9 × 18.4 cm)
H x W (Flat (ab)): 55 3/4 × 3 1/16 in. (141.6 × 7.8 cm)
Place used:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
This necktie (ab) is part of a suit worn by Sherman Hemsley as the character George Jefferson on the television show "The Jeffersons." The shell is made of silk printed in a rust, white, and light blue paisley design on a black ground. The tie has a wide blade and a rolled hem, and is lined with a decorative tipping of maroon silk with the brand name, "Oleg Cassini," and a coat-of-arms printed in white in a repeating pattern. The tie has interlining made from two (2) layers of plain woven beige wool. The tie loop is also a designer's label with text reading "B / BULLOCK'S / SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA / by Oleg Cassini / BURMA".
The tie has been cut in the neck area into two (2) sections to allow for easier costume changes on set, with the blade of the tie (a) being longer than the tail (b). The raw edges of the tie are exposed at the cut, though the layers were stitched together with black thread. The two sections of the tie fasten with black Velcro™.
African American  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture