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The Entire Hat Collection of Anita Loos Previously Owned by Lester Glassner. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity. A Rare opportunity to own items from a Show Business Legend!

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# 5198 - RARE c. 1960's (?) JEANNE LANVIN, Made in France Honey Colored Straw Cloche Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS  As is written in the 1967 Karlyne Anspach, book, The Why of Fashion, and in the 2002 James Laver book, Costume and Fashion - A Concise History, "In her quest to give women a total appearance of youthfulness and femininity Mme Jeanne Lanvin took an interest in new hairstyles. When Anita Loos of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” fame attended a showing by Lanvin in Europe, Mme Lanvin was so impressed with her extremely short hair that she had her mannequins copy the style. The short bobbed hair cut popularized by Lanvin’s models in the late 1920s was known as the “Pierrette” hair-style."  So... Anita Loos and Jeanne Lanvin had quite a long history together!!   I have seen photos of Ms. Loos wearing similar hat in black, but have yet to find a photo of her in this hat, but it was certainly her style!  I'm dating to the 1960s, but it could be earlier... but the label is post 1960s.  Great condition with the exception of a small slight "smudge" (see photo).  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.  

$ 1,250. ORDER

 

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# 5246 - c. 1940's Straw Hat with Green Velvet Ribbon and Covered in Various Silk Flowers! Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS  Oh HAPPY SPRING HAT!!!!  First of all, straw hats are just my favorite.  I think it might have something to do with my childhood and the Easter hats my mother used to get for us every year.  It was just an excuse for my Mom to dress up her three little girls.  But I remember the hats (and the matching purses sometimes) fondly.  So... then if you add all these colorful flowers and green velvet ribbon to a straw hat, well.......   I would steam up the front red flower to make it stand back up, but other than that... just Put On Your Easter Bonnet!  ;)  The hat is held on by the thin elastic that usually is worn under the hair (but my molded hair mannequin was having nothing of that!).  The netting may not be perfect (they rarely are), but in this case, it doesn't matter.  Excellent condition. NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.  

$ 425. ORDER

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# 5240 - c. 1960's BALENCIAGA, 10 Avenue George V, Paris Black Tulle Tiny Hat with Black Silk Roses! Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS  Ms. Loos adored this tiny hats from Balenciaga!  She had quite a few of them.  This is one of the larger ones!!  Many of the others have hair combs attached inside to hold on to the head.  This one has none. Though there is no other way (other than hairpins) to hold on to the head.  Excellent condition (though I would steam the flowers to perk up!)  Balenciaga.  Paris.  Very little else needs to be said. :)  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 865. ORDER

 

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# 5220 - c. 1930's/1940's Brown Felt Cap Hat with Wide Beaded Brim, Feather and the Original Hat Pin!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS  Yes, I need to be able to date hats a bit more accurately.  Some are easier than others.  But I SHOULD know more at this point... or perhaps I once did and old age is taking it's toll.  I DO know it's a hat, so I'm not TOO far gone!!  And I also know it's a GREAT hat!  Brown felt cap back with a fantastic beaded and chainstitched brim  with feather and original covered felt hat pin.  The feather is a bit loose, but other than that (oh, and the silk inner lining has a tear - who cares!)... it's a great piece.  No label, sadly.  But ya gotta love it.  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 645. ORDER

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# 5217 - Original ROBERT DUDLEY Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Very little is written about Robert Dudley, but there should be more well known.... and certainly renowned!  From his obit,  Robert Dudley was a New York milliner whose hats for women were popular in the 1940's and 1950's. He came to NYC intent on a career in the theater, but decided instead on a career in millinery after he used an old felt hat to create a new one for a friend. His large clientele included many theater and society figures and he designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  During the 1940's and 1950's he operated the Chez Robert salon at Saks Fifth Avenue and his own shop, Robert Dudley Originals, on the East Side of Manhattan. Many of Mr. Dudley's designs are in the collection of the Fashion Institute of Technology and at NY's MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art - though the ones I have here for sale are even better!!!!). "He was very creative, and designed hats to go with different costumes." Some 1940s ads show quite whimsical hats designed by Dudley...sometimes just for show.  I love this one!  Wonderful color!  Spring green felt with "happy" poppies (OK... I don't know if they are supposed to be poppies, but that's what I think of them as!  I can't be a botanist as well as a vintage fashionista! :) )  Excellent condition with the exception of one small moth nip (not hole) see last photo.  But these Dudley hats are RARE!    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 885. ORDER

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# 5268 - c. 1940's TOWN SHOP, Buffalo Red Crepe Fabric Wavy Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS Such a wonderful shape!!  This hat will look good on just about every head... even if you don't have a "hat" face.  Yeah, I know all about it.  My twin sister, Wendy, looks great in just about every hat she has ever tried on.  I need hats with large brims to even have a chance of the hat looking good on me.  But to have a large brim with "ruffles"... well.... can't get much better than that!!!  And in a perfect lipstick red!  The interesting other feature on this hat is that there are two thread "loops" at the top of the crown.  I wonder if those were there to add a feather??????  I don't know.   Just guessing.   So now look at the additional photos to see that there is a SECOND brim of navy under the red ruffle brim! So you can wear this hat down on the forehead (as I show), or up on the back of the head to show off the navy.  Interesting open "v" at back with bow and navy netting at back.  Hat is held on with the thin elastic band (usually worn under the hair).  Nettings are rarely perfect condition, and can always be replaced if you need perfection.  But the hat is in Excellent condition   NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 345. ORDER

 

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# 5221 - c. early 1960's CHRISTIAN DIOR Chapeaux, Paris, New York Hot Pink Floral and White Lily of the Valley Toque Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS This seems to have been Christian Dior's look of the 1960s!  There are many of these floral design Dior hats around... so they must have been quite popular.  You also see Dior turbans and feather hats as well, but these have to be the favorite!  I mean... who can resist wearing a complete garden on your head??  Too bad it was a few years too early for the "flower child" generation.... rather their mother's were wearing these hats.  Anyway, enough of my babbling... Pull your hair back and on those bad hair days, just put this on and look smashing.  The dresses didn't need to be flashy when you were wearing this.  If I think back, I'm sure my mother had one similar and wore it with a simple raw silk pink suit.  One of the latest hats in the Anita Loos collection.  She passed away in 1981.  I had a hat collector date this to 1962.  ALSO note:  Lily of the Valley was Dior's favorite flower, so it's fitting that there are white lily of the valley silk flowers on this at as well!  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 365. ORDER

 

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# 5302 - c. 1940's Black Patent Leather Boater "Doll" or "Tilt" or "Toy" Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS I adore this hat!!!  So edgy!  Shiny black patent leather hat in a boater shape but meant to be worn on tilted on the forehead in the 1940's fashion.  Not even sure what it is about the hat that thrills me so!  But obviously it thrilled Anita Loos enough as well to include in her hat collection!  It's almost like the milliner had extra strips of patent leather sitting around and just started playing with them. ;)  At the top of the crown are a few crisscross pieces of patent leather to "finish" off the circle.  Excellent condition.    NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 265. ORDER

 

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# 5303 - c. 1940's Custom Made Davison, Wilkes Barre, PA Blue Jersey Twisted "Doll" or "Tilt" or "Toy" Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS Interesting material to use in a hat... a blue jersey crepe.  The milliner just grabbed and twisted the material into shape over an interesting form and voila!  You wonder if Ms. Loos went to these towns and stopped in at the local hat shoppes?  Wouldn't I love to just have a few minutes to ask her all these questions I have.  Anyway, the hat is great, though has ever so slight fade line at the front and a bit of old makeup inside.     NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 235. ORDER

 

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# 5304 - c. 1930's Brown Felt Cap Hat with Fabulous Original Hat Pin!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS OK... so the hat isn't much.  Cute, yes, but it's the original what looks to be hand-blown glass with Murano glass embellishment and beaded hat pin that is the real star here.  Check it out.  I'll wait here.  La.. la...la.... la de da.  See???  Nice, huh??  The hat seems to have one minor spot at the back otherwise....   NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 245. ORDER

 

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## 5288 - c. 1939 JENNY, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY Tall Deep Cranberry Velvet Hat! Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS    Whoa! Obviously this milliner was influenced by the whimsy of Schiaparelli's hats of the era. I'm not even sure how to describe it... so I will just let the photos do that they are intended to do. Held on by the thin elastic cord that usually is hidden under the hair, though this hat might need a few hat pins as well.  Ms. Loos had a few hats from Buffalo... must have been a place she visited more than once.   Excellent condition.  The netting is always questionable on old hats, but easy to replace if necessary.  I dare you to find a similar hat anywhere! :)   And check out the photo of Rosalind Russell from "The Women" (1939).  I think I've dated this hat correctly!! :)  NEW LISTING!  

$ 435. ORDER

 

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# 5300 - c. early 1940's Brown Toque Hat with "Looped" Edges!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS  This hat is a bit of a wacky shape.  The front is so cool with the double layers of brown felt loops... and this is all positioned on top of a basic "cap" shape.  It's kind of a combination of the 1930s skull caps and the 1940s tilt top/top/doll hats.  It's like it's the missing link of millinery!  Here's another scene from "The Women" (1939) with Norma Shearer wearing a hat with similar loopy design (this one designed by Adrian!). Excellent condition. Great enough to be included in Anita Loos' hat collection, so....   NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 265. ORDER

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# 5301 - c. late 1930's/early 1940's Brown Felt Hat with "Shoelace" Edge and Brown Ostrich Feather! Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS Robin Hood Meets High Fashion! Dark brown felt hat in a terrific "Robin Hood" shape from one angle, and fedora from another angle, to skull cap at the back angle to Schiaparelli whimsy shape from yet another angle.  This hat has it all!   All finished with a "shoelace" edging all around the front brim.  And finally finished off with a matching brown ostrich feather. What more can you ask for in a basic felt hat????.... owned by an international powerhouse of the era???  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 345. ORDER

 

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# 5290 - c. 1930's Made to Order HUCKEL Black Felt Cloche Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS    I hadn't known this label until someone just emailed me about it, so I researched it!  Huckel was a very high-end, well-known hat maker for MEN. Made in West Germany and Czech Republic.  Rare to find a women's hat with this label.  I'm not sure if this was meant to be worn down on the forehead like a cloche, or higher on the head (showing front hairline) as was worn in the 1930s, so I'm showing photographs of it worn both ways.   Either way looks great.  Excellent condition.  And just the kind of hat often seen on Anita Loos.  Check out the pretty bow at the side.  Excellent condition.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 385. ORDER

 
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# 5285 - c. 1940's/1950's RARE Original VALENTINA Black Velvet Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS    Valentina was one incredible lady.  Not to be confused with the Valentina Ltd beaded dresses/tops from the 1960s.  Nope. This was THE Ukrainian born Madame Valentina, one of America’s few great couturiers.  She dressed some of the biggest stars of the ’30s and ’40s, including Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Lynn Fontanne, Merle Oberon and Katharine Hepburn (who she transformed from a tomboy to a siren in The Philadelphia Story using a white crepe dress) and dressed prominent New York society women including members of the Vanderbilt family. Valentina’s garments cost a fortune!  To a young actress who balked at the price of one of her gowns, Valentina replied, “You ask price for dress that change your whole life?”She imperiously turned away clients that she felt wouldn’t do her garments justice, and tormented others.  She was notorious for giving clients what she thought the needed, not what they requested. In 1952, Life magazine reported that her maxim to clients was "take it or take it," also noting that "a buyer who arrives to be fitted in a red dress may find that Valentina has decided it should be blue."  Read FIDM blog for a great bio: http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/museum/2010/10/valentina-hat.html    

Valentina offered her clients headwear to coordinate with their Valentina garments. So this hat likely went with one of her creations.  We'll never know what, but you can be assured it was fabulous!  Valentina hats seem to be quite rare.  I have only seen one other... currently at FIDM.   This one is simple and perfect. Excellent condition.  And POSSIBLY the one seen in the photo of Anita Loos.  Can be worn as you see, or farther back on the head (though my mannequin has molded hair, so this was the only way she would wear it. :)  NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 865. ORDER

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# 5289 - c. 1930's Black Felt Crushable Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS  Again... I have no words to describe this hat... it's a simple black felt that looks pretty boring off the head, but as you can see, it gets pretty sensational on!  Perfect for a great day look suit or simple dress.  I've seen similar hats with rhinestone or jeweled pins pinned on to the front for a little extra pizzazz.  So... it's like having two hats in one.  No label in this one.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 245. ORDER

 

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#5286 - c. 1930's Bone Colored Felt "Cloche" Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!It's a cloche shape, but probably from the 1930's.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the matching felt flowers at the side!  Did I say I love them??  Ms. Loos seemed to wear this cloche shape quite often, so this was likely one of her favorites as well.  Excellent condition though there are tiny moth nips (not holes) at the crown at back (see photos) and extreme minor dust/dirt.  If you can live with that, you have one smashing hat!  NEW LISTING!  

$ 185. ORDER

 

 

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## 5291 - c. 1940's LILLY DACHE, Paris/New York from Bullock's Wilshire, Beverly Hils, CA Black Hat Embellished with Silk Flowers!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Lilly Dache was one of the top milliners from the era.  And would have been expensive when new. This hat is great but is one that isn't in as great a condition as some of Ms. Loos' other hats.  It really could use a professional steaming on the silk flowers to perk them up, and as you see, the heavy netting is torn at back and the lining is discolored.  Peach and chartreuse flowers and gold-ish satin bow/ribbon on a black straw with embroidery!  And then... an adorable blue felt cut into the shape of a bluebird with beak!  Cute!  Price reflects the issues with this hat... but still... remember who owned it!  A piece of history!   NEW LISTING!  

$ 225. ORDER

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# 5274 - c. 1930's FLORENCE REICHMAN, 16 East 52nd Street, New York 2-tone Felt Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS! This is one of those true designer hats.  Simple felt in two colors shaped to create an exciting tall 30's hat that twists and turns, yet not stiff.  In researching Florence Reichman, I find that she was considered one of the high-fashion milliners of the 30's and 40's...  often mentioned in 1940's articles with the likes of John Frederics (Mr. John) and Lilly Dache.  She patented her designs (that's how unique).  Especially known for her unique designs and shapes.  Excellent condition.  Fits a normal size 22" head.   A special hat.  You'll find some 1940's newsreel footage of Ms. Reichman's hats if you look hard enough... here's the link to one:  http://www.efootage.com/stock-footage/75747/New_Fall_Hats/    NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 735. ORDER

 

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# 5284 - c. late 1930's/early 1940's Black Wool Tall "Turban" Hat with Off-white Soutache!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  The perfect hat for your black vintage dress or suit! Has a bit of a turban feel, but has the height that is so coveted, and fits like a 30s cap at back! Excellent condition. Soft but still stays tall!   NEW LISTING!  

$ 645. ORDER

 

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# 5243 - c. 1940's All Roses "Doll" or "Tilt Top" Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!   No label on this rose "topper".  Like wearing a rose garden bouquet on your head! :) As you can see graduated coral-ish pinks on a black felt base with "o" ring back to keep it on the head.  Excellent condition (sort of)... because the flowers could use a professional steaming to bring them back to "blossom" and there is a cut in the felt of the base that isn't seen except on the inside.. but it's there (see photo).  Still a great fun hat!  

$ 385. ORDER

 

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# 5242 - c. 1940's Original NAT FRANK, New York Creation Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!   One of my favorites! RARE color in a nearly neon green with a fairly stiffened purple grosgrain ribbon and bows.  Worn as a "doll or tilt" hat as it has the thin elastic band to hold on the head. Elastic still has a bit of stretch to it.  Looks like this was hardly worn!  Excellent, near mint condition.  The material is hard to describe... almost like a canvas.  LOVE the shape, and the double-layered brim.    NEW LISTING!  

$ 545. ORDER

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## 5280 - c. 1940's Large Black Accordion Pinwheel Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS! Yowza... this one is fantastic!  There is no label (sadly), but someone certainly knew how to make a unique and memorable hat!  Check out all the photos to see the look from all the angles.  Those are always my favorite hats... the ones that double as sculpture!  Black velvet and black material.  Excellent condition with just the tiniest of wear.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 465. ORDER

 

 

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# 5281 - c. late 1930's/ early 1940's McCurdy and Co., Inc, Rochester, NY Black Felt with Pink Braid Design Tall Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!   I love the hats that are so perfect that they conjure up the outfit that was worn with them!  I'm sure this was a black dress with pink bolero with black soutache trim.  Well... it was in my mind anyway! :)  Stays on the head with a loop at the back which can be worn under the hair.  Excellent condition.  Normal 22" size.    NEW LISTING!  

$ 425. ORDER

 

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# 5273 - c. 1940's ABBYE Navy Blue Velvet Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS So different! One of the best thing about Anita Loos' hat collection is the uniqueness of the styles.  She certain had a great fashion eye.  This one is so basic a shape... a simple navy velvet cap (not stiff), but then you see the gold ornament and the long floppy loops at the side. Excellent condition. Fits a normal size 22" head.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 265. ORDER

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# 5272 - c. late 1930's Stiff Patterned Velvet Tall Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS How do you even describe this hat??  Looks like a piece of sculpture off the head.. and looks like the surreal era hats of Schiaparelli from the late 1930's when on the head.  So I date to then.  There are no labels other than a handwritten tape, so this might have been custom made... perhaps especially for Ms. Loos.  But there is little specific info I can give you on this hat.  Just WILD!  And fantastic!!  Excellent condition. Stays on the head with attached hair combs.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.  

 

$ 385. ORDER

 

 

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# 5276 - c. late 1930's/ early 1940's A LUETTA MODEL Black Felt Flower Pot Brimmed Hat with Sequins and Beads Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS One of my favorite of Ms. Loos' black hats.  LOVE the shape of this!  I have lightened some of the photos so you can see the design/folds.  The beads have darkened a bit over time, but the sequins are still bright.  Excellent condition. Fits a normal size 22" head.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 685. ORDER

 

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# 5282 - c. late 1930's Black Felt Hat with LONG Feather Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  My only problem with this hat is trying to figure out how to ship it to you... so I'm hoping that it will sell to someone fairly close to CT as the box is gonna have to be fairly large.  If you look at the additional photos you will see the detail of the tailoring of this hat.  Please look... it's better than just plain black (as it looks in this photo).  Did you look?  I'm not gonna continue until you do!!!  OK... There are no labels other than the manufacturing label and the felt stamp.  But still a great design!!  Excellent condition with some fading/dust to the inner band.    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.
 

$ 435. ORDER

 

 

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# 5266 - c. 1910's O'BRIEN, Buffalo Black Horsehair Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS This is the oldest hat from the collection of Anita Loos.  It's important as it could date to about 1912 which was the year of Ms. Loos' first film... about a hat (of all things!). The New York Hat (1912) is a short silent film directed by D. W. Griffith from a screenplay by Anita Loos, and starring Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, and Lillian Gish.   Ms. Loos was one of the cinema’s earliest and most important screenwriters... and certainly one of the first women screenwriters.  Here's the story: 
"Anita Loos started out as a child actress in stock companies in her native San Francisco. In 1911, she mailed off her first attempt at a silent film scenario The New York Hat to D.W. Griffith and was shocked when it was accepted.  Griffith put her on staff; she wrote some of his most important early pictures.  Anyway, even without the provenance, this hat is quite special.  Black horsehair (which is a stiff netting) in a swirled "floral" design on the crown and a sheer circled brim.
Excellent condition with the only issues being that the black seems to have faded a bit to a slight purple hue (though that might be original color), and the lining needs to be re-tacked.  I'm leaving as I found it as this is an historic piece, so I hate to make any changes or repairs.  I will leave that to the buyer.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 1,245. ORDER

 

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# 5278 - c. 1940's Plaid Taffeta "Doll", "Tilt" or "Toy" Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS A real cutie pie.  People always ask me what hat they can wear with a 40s day dress, as most of my pieces are dressy... but here's the perfect hat for any matching colored dress or suit.  This hat isn't perfect as there are some light spots (see photo) and the elastic needs a replacement at some point.  Meant to be worn tilted onto the forehead as you see.  Wear the elastic under your hair to make it look like it's defying gravity.  And if you want a piece owned by Anita Loos for an affordable price...  I would strongly suggest this one!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 185. ORDER

 

 

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# 5279 - c. 1940's LE BLANC Chapeaux, 63 East 57th Street, New York Black Felt with B&W Striped Brim "Doll", "Tilt" or "Toy" Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS Another real cutie pie hat.  People always ask me what hat they can wear with a 40s day dress, as most of my pieces are dressy... but here's the perfect hat for any black dress or suit.  Meant to be worn tilted onto the forehead as you see.  Wear the elastic under your hair to make it look like it's defying gravity.  And if you want a piece owned by Anita Loos for an affordable price...  I would strongly suggest this one!  This is NOT white... but a dark off-white, so ...  just sayin'. ;)  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 185. ORDER

 

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# 5270 - c. 1950's Light Taupe/Gray Felt Hat with Silver Sequins!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Love this one from the 50's.  I can just image the dress that went with this hat.  The decoration is a floral silver sequin and clamshell faux pearls sewn in a 3-D design.  Looks fantastic. There is no label other than the 22" normal head size. A soft felt. Gorgeous!  Excellent condition.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 425. ORDER

 

 

 

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# 5273 - c. late 1930's SALLY VICTOR, 18 East 53rd Street, New York 2-tone Felt Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Ah, a Sally Victor hat.  As described by the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art):  "During the 1930s, '40s and the early '50s, when hats were considered required accessories for well-dressed women, Sally Victor was among the foremost American milliners. Creative and very successful for almost 40 years, Victor began her prolific millinery career in 1927.  According to her May 16, 1977 obituary in The New York Times, Victor described her mission simply as 'designing pretty hats that make women look prettier.'   You will find Sally Victor hats in many top museums including the MET.  This hat is a simple, but unique hat of two colors of felt shaped to create a classic wide brimed 30's sexy hat.  Great one to wear with a day suit or dress!  Excellent condition, except there are some minor moth nips only seen in certain lights, but I'm highlighting them for you to see. Fits a normal size 22" head.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

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# 5271 - c. early 1940s Original ROBERT DUDLEY Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS It's really incredible how little information is found about Robert Dudley. You'll find his hats in major museums, and according to his obit, he had a large clientele included many theater and society figures. He also designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  And that's just about all the info you find.  Pretty sad for someone who was obviously a top milliner with exciting, unique hats... many of which were owned by Anita Loos, so you will see quite a few on my website!  I have found 3 different Robert Dudley labels.  This red/white/blue "flag" label seems to be the most rare and his earliest hats.  These labels seem to have been hand signed, as this one has NO signature!!!!  Not sure why, but this is obviously his label!!   This hat is a deep reddish plum plush modified turban.  I show how it can be worn back on the head or lower at front.   Excellent condition.  Will fit a normal 22" head.   With the label, I have to wonder if this hat was custom made for Ms. Loos.       Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 435. ORDER

 

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# 5208 - c. early 1940s Original ROBERT DUDLEY, NY Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS It's really incredible how little information is found about Robert Dudley. You'll find his hats in major museums, and according to his obit, he had a large clientele included many theater and society figures. He also designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  And that's just about all the info you find.  Pretty sad for someone who was obviously a top milliner with exciting, unique hats... many of which were owned by Anita Loos, so you will see quite a few on my website!  I have found 3 different Robert Dudley labels.  This red/white/blue "flag" label seems to be the most rare and his earliest hats.  These labels seem to have been hand signed, as I have one of his hats with this ribbon label with NO signature!!!!   This hat is a bright kelly green soft felt in an interesting tall shape with wide folded, pinched and cut brim.  Excellent condition.  Will fit a normal 22" head.  Comes with the original matching hatpin.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.  

 

 $ 745. ORDER

 

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# 5209 - c. early 1940s Original ROBERT DUDLEY, NY Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS It's really incredible how little information is found about Robert Dudley. You'll find his hats in major museums, and according to his obit, he had a large clientele included many theater and society figures. He also designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  And that's just about all the info you find.  Pretty sad for someone who was obviously a top milliner with exciting, unique hats... many of which were owned by Anita Loos, so you will see quite a few on my website!  I have found 3 different Robert Dudley labels.  This red/white/blue "flag" label seems to be the most rare and his earliest hats.  These labels seem to have been hand signed, as I have one of his hats with this ribbon label with NO signature!!!!   This hat is a pink hue straw with brighter pink silk scarf.  Interesting shape of the crown (look at the additional photos).  Sadly, this is one of the few hats that isn't in Excellent condition, as the label has some stains, and there are straw breaks at the top of the crown (see photos).  Not terrible, but not perfect.  But this brings the price of an original Robert Dudley/Anita Loos hat down to a great price for your collection!!   Will fit a normal 22" head.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 285. ORDER

 

 

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# 5251 - c. 1940's CREATIONS BY HENRI Taupe Suede Beaded, Ankle Strap, Platform, Peep Toe, Cutwork, High Heel Shoes!  From the Estate of ANITA LOOS WOW... enough adjectives for you! If you don't know who Anita Loos is, please just Google search her... you will be impressed!  She wrote (among other things) "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"... one of Marilyn Monroe's most famous movie roles. Ms. Loos had a great collection of hats, which I just purchased, and along with that hat collection came a number of pairs of her shoes from the 1930s-1940s. These shoes have it all!  High platform, white mini beading, peep toe, ankle strap, cutwork, and ultra high heels!  What more could you want?  Oh, I know... for them to be in a larger size.  Sorry.  All Ms. Loos' shoes are a small size 4.5 - 5, so they are for display, or as memorabilia piece from one of the most prolific female Hollywood writers! Or if you are one of those lucky girls with a size 4.5 foot.....

$ 465. ORDER

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# 5200 - c. 1950's Original Bergdorf Goodman Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Thin brown mottled and ivory feathers on a brown felt base in a cloche or helmet shape especially great for those "bad hair" days!  I'm pretty sure I saw a photo of Anita in this, or similar hat (I have another of hers of a similar feather hat also from Bergdorf Goodman with striped gray feathers, so she obviously liked this style). Very Good condition... not excellent as the top spot of the crown where all the feather start has slight wear.  You could cover with a few extra feathers to make nearly perfect again. Will fit a normal sized head.  This hat is will come with the velvet covered hat stand - as this was how it was originally found. If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos       Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 545. ORDER

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# 5210 - c. 1950's RARE Original ROBERT DUDLEY, New York Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  OH.... MY.... GOD!!! I call this the "flying nun" hat... yes, I'm that old... back to when Sally Fields was playing a teenager, not a grandmother on TV.  This is a rare Robert Dudley hat. From the NY TIMES, obit on Nov.4, 1992:  "Robert Dudley, was a New York milliner whose hats for women were popular in the 1940's and 1950's.  Many of Mr. Dudley's designs are in the collection of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). His large clientele included many theater and society figures and he designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  During the 1940's and 1950's he operated the Chez Robert salon at Saks Fifth Avenue and his own shop, Robert Dudley Originals, on the East Side of Manhattan".  So, prior to "the Mad Hatter: Bes-Ben in Chicago", there was Robert Dudley who, along with the likes of Elsa Schiaparelli (influenced by Dali) designed highly surreal hats. Schiaparelli had one shaped like a high-heeled shoe while Dudley designed a set of war hats, which included huge 3-D depictions of cannon, torpedo, periscope, and even a hat depicting Hitler... complete with mustache (again, this was 1939 prior to the horrors of WWII).  Anita Loos loved her hats, and I bought her entire collection, which included some fantastical pieces like this of blue velvet, sculpted into this stiff "flying" hat.  A rare piece indeed! And if you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on this link...   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos)   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 945. ORDER

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# 5264 -  c. 1960's Sable Fur Hair Comb Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS I haven't seen anything like this before...  well, I shouldn't say that because Anita Loos had TWO of these... one in sable (here) and the other of white ermine fur! Both with large velvet bows at the front.  You know what sable feels like... fantastic (!), so you will be petting yourself when wearing this.  I'm not sure exactly how they were worn... if the bow was at the front of the hairline, or farther back on the crown, but this damn mannequin (shhhhh... don't tell her I cursed her!) has molded hair and so I just stuck it on her head wherever it might stay put long enough for the photos.  But on you... it will stay on the head with a comb attached at the front. Excellent condition.   If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 535. ORDER

 

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# 5216 - c. 1940's ROBERT DUDLEY, Creator of Hats, New York Lavender Felt  Molded Hat Trimmed in Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon and Bow!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS Very little is written about Robert Dudley, but there should be more well known.... and certainly renowned!  From his obit,  Robert Dudley was a New York milliner whose hats for women were popular in the 1940's and 1950's. He passed away in 1992 at 87 years old. Born in Rochester, he studied at the Eastman School of Music there and had come to New York City intent on a career in the theater. He decided instead on a career in millinery after he used an old felt hat to create a new one for a friend. His large clientele included many theater and society figures and he designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  During the 1940's and 1950's he operated the Chez Robert salon at Saks Fifth Avenue and his own shop, Robert Dudley Originals, on the East Side of Manhattan. Many of Mr. Dudley's designs are in the collection of the Fashion Institute of Technology. "He was very creative, and designed hats to go with different costumes." Some 1940s ads show quite whimsical hats designed by Dudley...sometimes just for show. This is one of his early fantastic hats for definite wear! What a wonderful shape. I show from all the different angles so you can see. It's a cloche look from one side, and a different look from other sides. Excellent condition. I believe this is one of his early labels... different from the others I have.  This hat was owned by Anita Loos.  If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 865. ORDER

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# 5241 - c. 1940's BALENCIAGA, 10 Avenue George V, Paris Black Satin Twist Toque Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Anita Loos had a collection of hats.... and I bought them all!  She obviously had enough money to buy the best of the best... with quite a few Balenciaga hats. She never bought the plain hats, but rather fun styles and shapes. I've been blabbing too much lately in the descriptions, so I will let the hat speak for itself.  Do you speak "hat"?  :)  She's saying that the twist of this hat is stiff... just meant to look as though it's a soft twisted towel! Quite unique and whimsical while being high-fashion at the same time!!  J'adore it!  Excellent condition.   If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 875. ORDER

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# 5239 - c. 1950's BALENCIAGA, 10 Avenue George V, Paris Tiny Mini Pillbox Hat of Black Velvet!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Anita Loos had a collection of hats.... and I bought them all!  She seemed to have a fascination for these teeny, tiny hats.... so small that some of them look like either doll's hats, or samples of full-sized hats, but they were just worn as fascinators are worn today... as a little accent on the hair!  Also, Ms. Loos had quite a few high-end and originally quite expensive Balenciaga hats.  This one is a black velvet mini pillbox hat with "velvet curly noodles" on top (come on, what else am I going to call this??).  Measures a very small  5" x 4.5" x 2" high.  Held on with two haircombs attached.  Excellent condition.  Oh, and if you don't know Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 685. ORDER

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# 5214 - c. 1950's ROBERT DUDLEY, New York Pumpkin Velvet Open Crown Hat with Black Feathered Brim! Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS! All the information I have on Robert Dudley is written above with the other Robert Dudley hat from this same collection.  So go up this page a bit and read about him.  OK... are you back now? So now we come to this very large sort of pumpkin colored velvet hat with open crown filled with black stiff netting, and then tons of black curly feathers sitting all around the wide stiff brim of the hat.  Looks lovely on!  Excellent condition with just a couple of the feathers at the back that just need to be trained back to formation (a drill sergeant should do the trick! :)  Otherwise great.  Rare to find any Dudley hats... and larger hats are harder to find as they were always harder to store over all the years.  Relatives would just discard instead.  Sad, but true!  However... lucky me, this hat only had a two previous owners....  Anita Loos and the gentleman who was given her hat collection on her death.... oh, and then me... and then YOU!   If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 785. ORDER

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# 5224 - Original Hat Owned by ANITA LOOS! I hate to even put this hat up on the website without knowing more about it.  As you know (and if you don't, read up on Ms. Loos), she was a part of the Hollywood community and this hat was certainly a costume piece...  from something.  The question is... from what?  It's crazy tall off-white organdy on horsehair and stiff net base cone hat teeming with tiny roses and dangling rhinestones.  A wonderful piece.... I just have to hope that someone out there knows what this is from.  Most all Ms. Loos' hats are from the 1930's - 1950's, so I'm this this is as well.  Excellent condition.  As far as I know, this hat only had a two previous owners.... Anita Loos and the gentleman who was given her hat collection on her death.... oh, and then me... and then YOU!   If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 2,485. ORDER

 

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# 5199 - c. 1950's Original Bergdorf Goodman Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS! Gray and ivory feathers on a gray felt base. in a cloche or helmet shape especially great for those "bad hair" days!  I'm pretty sure I saw a photo of Anita in this, or similar hat (I have another of hers of a similar feather hat also from Bergdorf Goodman with striped brown feathers, so she obviously liked this style). Very Good condition... not excellent as the top spot of the crown where all the feather start has browned.  You could cover with a few extra feathers to make nearly perfect again.  This hat is covered in a silver hair net to keep the feathers in place and will come with the velvet covered hat stand as you see - as this was how it was originally found. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 765. ORDER

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# 5246A - c. 1940's Feathered Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS No label on this sweet "Dolls" or "Tilt Top" hat of a bone colored felt covered with seafoam green and light brown graduated feathers on a chocolate brown netting. Lovely shape.  Holds on the head by the stiff loop at the back.  This can be worn under the hair to hide it if you prefer.  Excellent condition, though there are some pins found hidden in the feathers (but plainly seen from the inside).  I'm leaving as found as this was Ms. Loos' hat.  I don't know why the safety pins are there, but as these are historic hats, I'm leaving everything as I found them.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 365. ORDER

 

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# 5207 - Original CHRISTIAN DIOR Off-White Linen Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS  Like a piece of sculpture!  Worthy of it's own glass case!!  Simple elegance as you might expect from Christian Dior.  Off-white linen which sits on top of the head with the stiffened loops to create a "bow".  Excellent condition. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

 

$ 1,265. ORDER

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# 5211 - c. early 1950's (?) ROBERT DUDLEY, New York Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS! This is one of the Robert Dudley hats from the collection with the RTW label rather than the original striped label, but still lovely, and different. Ivory woven large "bow" cutouts attached to a stiffened matching ivory net base.   Fairly flat shape on the head.  Just sits on top.  Quite pretty on.  Very good condition with just some small age spots here and there (very light rust color - and very small!).  Hard to know if the hat is slightly flattened, but will fill out on the head.  You can see a bit of thread in the design of the hat, so I wonder what that means.  I could come up with reasons, but I will just state the fact ma'm, just the facts.

 

$ 465. ORDER

 

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# 5236 - c. 1960's BERGDORF GOODMAN Tiny White Floral Ball Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS HOORAY!!!  I found not one, but TWO photos of Anita Loos wearing this ACTUAL hat!  It's hard to even call it a hat as it's a tiny little thing held on the head with two haircombs on either side.  Ms. Loos had quite a few of these tiny mini hats, many from Bergdorf Goodman, so you will see more up on this website soon.  But meanwhile.. this is the "pièce de résistance" or "holy grail" of the hats I have of Ms. Loos BECAUSE of the photos of her in it!  I've been searching for other photos of Anita in the hats, but sadly there are so few photos of her found wearing any hats... and the few I have found were likely taken before this hat collection of hers was amassed.  The fact that it's on Ms. Loos' head that makes this SO incredibly special!  Excellent condition.

$ 1,485. SOLD

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# 5206 - c. 1940's/1950's RARE Original ROBERT DUDLEY Large "Roses and Branches" Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!   It's really incredible how little information is found about Robert Dudley. You'll find his hats in major museums, and according to his obit, he had a large clientele included many theater and society figures. He also designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  And that's just about all the info you find.  Pretty sad for someone who was obviously a top milliner with exciting, unique hats... many of which were owned by Anita Loos, so you will see quite a few on my website!  I have found 3 different Robert Dudley labels.  This red/white/blue "flag" label seems to be the most rare and his earliest hats.  These labels seem to have been hand signed, as I have one of his hats with this ribbon label with NO signature AND the signatures on each hat I DO have are not identical!!!   This hat is the most spectacular of the Dudleys with openwork of "branches" around the brim, covered with silk roses and flowers.  Cranberry velvet crown is slightly worn (see photos) and comes with the original velvet hatpin.  Will fit a normal 22" head with the "heart" wires at sides. Measures: 18" x 14"!  FANTASTIC MUSEUM PIECE!    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,885. SOLD

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# 5263 - c. 1950's Long Tail Pheasant Feather Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOSThese pheasant hats were very popular from the 1940's through the 1960's.  Various styles and shapes, sometimes just a touch of pheasant, other times completely covered in pheasant feathers (as is this one)... along with two long tails which caress the face when worn.  I have to tell you that this damn mannequin (shhhhh... don't tell her I cursed her!) has molded hair and so the hat wouldn't stay on her the right way, so it's on backward (I think).  The long feathers will still end up this direction as you see, but on the other side of your head.   Looks equally fabulous either way... but just so you know. Stays on the head as a kind of a very wide headband. Excellent condition.   If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 495. SOLD

 

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# 5204 - Original GEORG BEIGEL, Paris Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS! Also one of my favorites (how many times can I say that?).  I have one other Georg Beigel hat from a museum collection which is dated by the expert at 1943.   Not sure the exact date of this hat but it's certainly the 40's.  How fabulous!!  Black faux bird at front with extremely long feathers to surround the face or head or whatever depending how you wear it.

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# 5265 - c. late 1930's/early 1940's Brown Felt Hat with Large Graded Feathers Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  This is a reddish brown felt that is dated somewhere between the "caps" of the 1930's and the tilt or doll hats of the 1940's.  Great condition with the exception of the fact that the brown netting is torn, but if you just leave on top of the hat as you see, the tearing doesn't show.   Love the large feather "wings" on the side!! Sits beautifully on top of the head.  Even fits my larger head size mannequin, or use a hat pin for security. If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos   

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# 5247 - c. 1950's ALFREDA, New York Black Beaded Felt Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Fantastic hat!  Gotta love it.  Fits perfectly like a cap on a normal sized 22" head (the mannequin has a slightly large head - must be all those brains she has!), so it will fit a little more "cloche-like" on you.  Beaded all over with teeny tiny black beads and sequins in a 3-D effect.   Then comes that great huge beaded circle at one side with the stiff black felt pieces (what do I call those??).  The only other Alfeda hat I found was from the 1960's, and that added "Paris" to the label, so obviously this designer label was well-respected enough to interest the Parisian market!  And certainly wonderful enough to interest Anita Loos! :)Excellent condition.  If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos  

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# 5287 - c. 1940's Black Leather and Black Beaded Fancy Gloves Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOSWearable Size!  Ooh... yes, there were a few pairs of gloves (and shoes) in with the entire Hat collection I purchased from Anita Loos' estate.  This pair is by FAR the best pair!!  Ms. Loos wore size 7 gloves so they fit a normal human (so many of vintage gloves seem to be for doll hands!!).  These fit me.  Sadly.... so that makes me question... Do I sell them?  Do I keep them?  Do I frame them?  Just makes me thrilled to think that these gloves were worn by the hand that penned such literary classics.  I wonder... if I but them on, will my hands just start typing the next great American novel?? Excellent condition with just a line of fading (see last photo).  

$ 245. SOLD

 

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# 5201 - c. 1940's Gray Silk Nubby Jersey Turban Hat with Snood Back Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOSNo label except for a tiny one that reads "adjustable head size" inside.  An elephant gray color nubby silk jersey draped over a high wired frame and rounded shorter crown, and gathered at low snood back.  Decorated with a few simple gold flower sequins.  Excellent condition with just a minor "smushing" and perhaps one of the "daisy" sequins missing??  Hard to tell for sure.. or it could just be a pick in the jersey.  Really 99% perfect. I ADORE these high turbans... and quite hard to find... and then the fact that it comes from Anita Loos?  Well.... doesn't get much better.  Can you just imagine where Anita might have worn this.... and in front of who?  

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# 5266 - c. 1930's Plum Felt Hat with Grosgrain Ribbon Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS From Desmond's in Southern California (which began as a hat shop and blossomed into an important apparel store of 19 shops throughout Southern California).  Love the shape and the color of this hat!  A purple plum of a soft felt with matching ribbon.  Tall pinched shape with wide brim.  Will fit a normal 22" head.   And DO wear in a jaunty tilt for that 1930s look!  Excellent condition. 

$ 345. SOLD

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# 5283 - c. 1930's Deep Wine Felt Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS Wonderfully wacky... one side looks like a typical 30s hat, the other side more like a modified beret, and like a newsboy cap from another angle. Just the kind of design you expect to find in a designer hat, but alas... no labels.  Just a great 1930s hat!   Some of the photos are brightened to show detail.   Excellent condition.  Normal 22" size.   

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# 5225 - c. 1940's/1950's Made to Order Hat, BERGDORF GOODMAN On the Plaza, New York Unique "Package" Magenta Satin Toque Hat with Bow!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Anita Loos had a collection of hats.... and I bought them all!  I just love the fact that she purchased unique shapes and styles!  Nothing basic!  And nothing inexpensive!! :)  This was specially made to order at the high-end Bergdorf Goodman store.  In the 1960's, Halston began his career designing hats for Bergdorf under this same label.  Though this was earlier.  I've also seen Balenciaga Bergdorf Made to Order hats, so who knows who actaully designed this on!  Love the shape and color or a magenta satin.  It's stiff, though has the look of being "gathered" by the bow.  Most likely created to match a particular outfit for Ms. Loos.  Excellent condition.  Oh, and if you don't know Anita Loos is, you should!Click on the link below!     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos

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# 5200 - c. 1950's Original Bergdorf Goodman Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOSThin brown mottled and ivory feathers on a brown felt base in a cloche or helmet shape especially great for those "bad hair" days!  I'm pretty sure I saw a photo of Anita in this, or similar hat (I have another of hers of a similar feather hat also from Bergdorf Goodman with striped gray feathers, so she obviously liked this style). Very Good condition... not excellent as the top spot of the crown where all the feather start has slight wear.  You could cover with a few extra feathers to make nearly perfect again. Will fit a normal sized head.  This hat is will come with the velvet covered hat stand - as this was how it was originally found. If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos

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# 5245 - c. 1930's Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS! No label in this hat, but such a great shape natural straw hat with wide flat brim and tall asymmetrical half cone crown.  The original silk light green and rust colored scarves wrap through slits in the straw. Extreme minor damage at those slits for the scarves.

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# 5223 - c. late 1930's G. HOWARD HODGE Black Felt Smushy "Witch" Hat with Golden Ribbon! Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS My GOD this is unique!!! G. Howard Hodge label.  No surprise as I find I usually love this designers creations!  This one is nearly impossible to explain.  I call it my "witch" hat, but I could have also called it my "The Women" hat (yup,  Anita Loos wrote the screenplay for that classic flick!), and the fashions worn in that film are legendary!!  This is a black smushy felt with towering crown and wide wavy brim trimmed in a gold ribbon.  Really something for a museum and/or design students!   Excellent condition, though perhaps a little dusty.  And if you don't know Anita Loos.... GOOGLE her!!!!  You SHOULD know her! 

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FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA LOOS!
 
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# 5266A - c. late 1930's G. HOWARD HODGE Lime Green Felt Smushy Open Crowned Hat in a Turban Style with Two Feathers! Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS My GOD this is unique!!! G. Howard Hodge label.  No surprise as I find I usually love this designers creations!  This one is hard to even explain.  It's a turban look at the front, but then there's a smushy open crowned shape above it with two large gray feathers.  Really something for a museum and/or design students!   Excellent condition.  And if you don't know Anita Loos.... GOOGLE her!!!!  You SHOULD know her!   

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FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA LOOS!

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# 5250 - c. 1930's Brown Canvas and White Leather Trim Strappy Shoes! From the Estate of ANITA LOOSIf you don't know who Anita Loos is, please just Google search her... you will be impressed!  She wrote (among other things) "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"... one of Marilyn Monroe's most famous movie roles. Ms. Loos had a great collection of hats, which I just purchased, and along with that hat collection came a number of pairs of her shoes from the 1930s-1940s. These shoes are so "Chanelish".  Brown canvas with white leather trim... these shoes have a fabulous design.  Open sides, and cutwork at front and back sides.  And those white leather double stripes and white heel just "pop"!  Very small size 5 as are all Ms. Loos' shoes. Excellent condition. Love the wording on the sole "Famous for Fit. Our 850 Last. Hand Turned". What the heck does that all mean anyway?? :)  Obviously these are well made.  

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