The one song that helped make Desi Arnaz a Hollywood favorite and lead him to Lucy was "My Straw Hat". He was so identified with that song, that during the run of the classic series, Desi made sure to wear his special oval Italian Boater during many of his musical numbers, usually occupied by his bamboo cane (in those days one had to have a cane if they wore either a boater or a top hat and sang and danced). This is a true rare and magnificent treasure. This is his lucky, hero oval straw boater, made by the famous Young's Hat Company in New York. it is the "Brookdale Young Touch" style with the special "Air Weave". It has a beautiful "patina" bronzing from age, and still has the original grosgrain Italian Boater hatband with "gentleman's bow". Inside is the original Young's silk-satin lining, with Desi's hair stains (they loved to use pomade in their hair in those days). "Costume Collection" is stamped in the label, as well as "Desi A". It also still has the sizing tag of 7 1/4, which was Desi's head size. In additional to this iconic hat is included his natural bamboo cane which has been hand formed. Both come with COA's. A very rare find indeed! Babaloo!