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Dress worn by Whoopi Goldberg and Desreta Jackson as Celie in The Color Purple

Designed by:
Aggie Guerard Rodgers, American, born 1943  Search this
Manufactured by:
Palace Costume Company, American, founded 1990  Search this
Worn by:
Whoopi Goldberg, American, born 1955  Search this
Desreta Jackson, Virgin Islander, born 1975  Search this
Subject of:
Alice Walker, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
cotton, lace, tape, and metal buttons
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 53 1/2 × 20 × 16 1/2 in. (135.9 × 50.8 × 41.9 cm)
Type:
dresses
Place used:
North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Families  Search this
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LGBTQ  Search this
Literature  Search this
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Violence  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.184.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53c575d5c-784a-42af-91ee-74eb619a8abb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.184.3

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