575: CREAM LINEN SUIT FROM CASABLANCA.
CREAM LINEN SUIT FROM CASABLANCA. - (Warner Bros., 1942) Screen “heavy” Sydney Greenstreet played against Humphrey Bogart no less than five times in his brief 8-year career, usually as Bogart’s nemesis, though this time he is more the friendly competition for the nightclub and contraband market share, and even ends up with Bogart’s beloved “Sam”. This is not just Greenstreet’s signature suit for one of the greatest films from Hollywood’s golden-age, it is his only suit, worn each time he appears. Jacket and pants both bear internal Warner Bros. labels marked “5-25-42/ 410/ Sidney (sic) Greenstreet” with jacket also marked “Garment #2/ Size 58” and pants “54 ½ - 31”. Slightly darkened with age, overall quite exceptional for its age and history.