1030. Steve McQueen “Virgil Hilts” prison shirt from The Great Escape. (UA, 1963) The POW war film, The Great Escape, solidified Steve McQueen as a bona fide movie star in this, the highest grossing film of 1963. This is McQueen’s (“Virgil Hilts”) signature sweatshirt highly visible in this classic film. Consisting of dark blue cotton sweatshirt with cut-off short sleeves and stretch-ringed waist and collar is McQueen’s signature costume piece of the film. Studio-distressed to represent prison wear and age. Retaining makeup remnants on the collar. With Western Costume Co. label on interior waistband typed, “2109-3 Steve McQueen”. McQueen wears this shirt throughout the film and in publicity materials, particularly when riding his motorcycle in the climactic scene where “Hilts” prepares to jump a barbed wire fence in a race toward freedom. In production-used, vintage fine condition.
$12,000 - $15,000