For Sale: The “Rebel Without A Cause” JACKET


Looking for something EXTRAORDINARY to wear to the Oscars? How about one of the most ICONIC wardrobe pieces in movie history, James Dean's cherry-red jacket from 'Rebel Without a Cause.”



Saturday, March 3, 2018, one day before the 90th Oscars, the bomber-style jacket is up for auction at Palm Beach Modern Auctions, and is estimated to fetch $400,000 to $600,000, auction house co-owner Rico Baca said.


The red jacket worn by James Dean is one of a few purchased from Mattsons' Sportswear for Men in Hollywood, California for use in the 1955 film REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. Darts were hastily sewn into the back to accommodate Dean's smaller frame. Upon completion of filming, the jackets were given as gifts.


There's a great deal of interest in these types of items, and I expect to have the same sort of interest in this jacket' at the Saturday auction, Baca said.


In similar auctions:  The dress Monroe wore to sing 'Happy Birthday' to President John F. Kennedy sold at auction for $4.8 million in 2016.


One of Jackson's white gloves was auctioned for nearly half a million dollars in 2009, and one of Presley's rhinestone suits sold for $250,000 last year.


Wonder where Dean's red jacket has been all these years?
Michael Scott of Hobe Sound has had the jacket since the 1980s. A friend whose uncle got the windbreaker from men's wardrobe supervisor Leon Roberts at the end of filming left it to Scott in his will. The actor had been a hero to Scott and his friends, who were in high school when the film premiered. 'We were called greasers,' Scott said. 'We were going through some of the same kind of torment that he was living in the script.'


The jacket seen in the film was bought off the rack, and it's unclear how many were on set, Baca said.
Scott's documentation includes a 1962 letter from Roberts asking his friend's uncle to donate 'the red jacket worn by the late actor James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause' to the Hollywood Museum.
'You have a letter from him asking for the jacket back,' Baca said. 'I don't know how it can be construed any other way than this is the jacket that came from the set.'


The Auction takes place Sat March 3 in Florida, but don't worry...you can also bid ONLINE


We love Hollywood History, and we ❤️ James Dean, and we ❤️❤️❤️  Rebel Without A Cause.  XoXo

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