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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Own the Holy Grail of Movie Memorabilia: Clifford's Suit

For those people who've seen it, they know of its brilliance. For those who haven't, they have a nagging sense that their lives are missing something. I'm talking, of course, about the Martin Short comedy, Clifford.

The premise: Martin Short plays a 10-year-old boy and drives his uncle, Charles Grodin, crazy. That is all you really need to know. The result is movie magic.

While checking ebay for a DVD copy (I suddenly realized that I NEEDED to own this, after not having seen it in about 14 years), I found something even better: the actual suit -- complete with shoes, shorts, jacket and shirt -- worn by Martin Short in the film. Here's the item description from the ALL-CAPS-WRITING seller:

THIS ITEM FOR AUCTION IS THE ORIGINAL OUTFIT WORN BY MARTIN SHORT IN THE MOVIE "CLIFFORD". THE OUTFIT WAS ORIGINALLY PURCHASED FROM HOLLYWOOD RANSOM AUCTION FROM PROFILES IN HISTORY AUCTION HOUSE AND STILL HAS ALL THE ORIGINAL TAGS. THIS IS A VERY RARE PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD MEMORIBILIA THAT WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION. VERY RARE TO FIND A COMPLETE COSTUME SUCH AS THIS. IT WILL ALSO COME WITH THE R+R COA WHICH READS-MARTIN SHORT COMPLETE COSTUME FOR HIS ROLE IN THE TITLE CHARACTER IN THE 1991 MOVIE CLIFFORD. THE OUTFIT CONSISTS OF A CUSTOM-MAD RED WOOL JACKET WITH GOLD PIPING; GRAY WOOL SHORTS; A WHITE COTTON SHIRT; A GRAY WOOL BOW TIE; WHITE COTTON SOCKS; TWO PAID OF RED SOCKS; AND BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES. THE PANTS HAVE A CENTER THEATRE GROUP LABEL HANDWRITTEN "MARTIN SHORT" AND A COSTUMER'S TAG ATTACHED WHICH READS "MARTIN SHORT AS CLIFFRD CHANGE #6." ACCOMPANIED BY A PHOTO OF SHORT WEARING THE COSTUME. IN VERY FINE CONDITION, WITH NORMAN WEAR. PLEASE SEE PICTURES OF THE ITEM BELOW. SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM IS $18. THANKS AND PLEASE CHEC OUT MY OTHER ITEMS FOR AUCTION!


And here's the suit, in all its weird glory:





This is definitely up there in my Reasons I Love The Internet list.

4 comments:

Dan Brooks said...

A friend just suggested that I buy this and wear it at my wedding in June. That is so insane I just might do it.

Michael McGillicuddy said...

This suit makes me want to commit a crime just so I can stand in front of a judge wearing it...

Leila said...

I said that!

And seriously, I think you should.

More importantly: think of the wedding photos.

(You should tell the little lady that I'm sorry I seeded this idea)

Dan Brooks said...

Haha, the wedding photos would be amazing, you're right. I'd also wear it to the opera, I ever went.