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Designed by:
June  Search this
Mr. Marcus  Search this
Worn by:
Max Julien, American, 1933 - 2022  Search this
Medium:
leather and snakeskin
Dimensions:
H x W: 46 × 65 1/2 in. (116.8 × 166.4 cm)
Type:
coats
capes (outerwear)
Place used:
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1973
Caption:
This cape coat was worn by Max Julien in the 1973 film The Mack. The Mack was directed by Michael Campus and tells the story of a pimp, Goldie Mickens, who grows an underworld empire in Oakland, California. One of the most influential films of the blaxploitation era, the film starred Julien as Goldie Mickens and Richard Pryor as Slim.
Description:
A brown leather and snakeskin cape coat worn by Max Julien as the character John "Goldie" Mickens in the 1973 film The Mack. The cape coat is brown throughout with snakeskin accents. At the neck, a large collar, edged in snakeskin, meets at a large round button. A second large round button is slightly below the first. The cape coat opens at the middle. On either side, at the hip, there is a vertical strip of snakeskin. The back of the cape coat has a large horizontal strip of snakeskin at the lower back.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blaxploitation films  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Film  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.42.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd577242b7b-8d74-4422-ad7d-2406ea7a9a1e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.42.2