Jeanette MacDonald “The Firefly” spencer jacket auction

Jeanette MacDonald’s red Spencer Jacket from her 1937 film The Firefly is up for auction.


From the auction description:

A crimson silk velvet Spencer style jacket worn by Jeanette MacDonald in her role as Nina Maria, a beautiful singing spy for Spain during the Napoleonic Wars, in The Firefly (MGM, 1937). The tailored jacket has puffed long sleeves and is embellished with silk faille frogs to the sleeves and center front, with silk faille cord trim to collar and tails, box pleated organdy to the collar, and hand finishing work. Costume design by Adrian. Accompanied by a copy of the film.

Previously exhibited at The Sharon Landa Gallery in Hollywood, California, 1971.

PROVENANCE “M-G-M Auction After Sale,” David Weisz Co., Los Angeles, 1970

From the Collection of Glenn Brown

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You can see the auction at this link.