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John Travolta’s character in the famous movie “Saturday Night Fever” marked a before and after in the clubs of that time.
That is why the iconic white suit with which Travolta played Tony Manero in said film, it will be auctioned at the end of this month in the house “Julien’s of California”, which expects to raise about $200,000 for its sale.
Bell-bottomed trousers, vest and jacket with wide lapels, it’s a polyester ensemble that Travolta wore in the dance scenes of this 1977 film, which garnered an Oscar nomination and made disco viral.
The company in charge of the auction also explained that the dark striped cotton shirt that goes with the set is also being sold and that it still has the brand’s label (Pascal of Sapin) and would even have “dried traces of sweat from the effort of the interpreter.
Patrizia von Brandenstein was the costume designer and “who years later would win an Oscar for costume production design for Amadeus, in the general conception of the film’s environment, a union of references from the twenties”, according to Variety.
Also, this set is being auctioned with a series of documents: several letters certifying its authenticity, including one from Travolta, a vintage vinyl with the soundtrack of the film, a signed photograph or the presentation brochure to the press, all for the best collectors.
This Monday the suit would already have two bids, and with it more than a thousand items are auctioned.
Another of the most coveted items in the same auction is a machete that he used Harrison Ford in his role of Indiana Jones in the delivery of the temple of doomwhich is also aiming to raise up to $200,000 and has received $35,000 worth of bids so far.