Errol Flynn’s Costume from ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN to be auctioned

11 Mar

Apparently Russell Crowe is auctioning off a lot his stuff and one of the lots is Errol’s costume from The Adventures of Don Juan (1948). It’s expected to draw AUS$10-20K.…


Don Juan costume

— Paula


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    March 11, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Wonderful, Paula! Thank you, for finding and sharing!!

    “Travilla’s only Academy Award for Costume Design came courtesy of…Errol Flynn”

    “Though he is most associated with 20th Century Fox and Marilyn Monroe, Travilla’s one and only Oscar win for costume design came courtesy of Warner Brothers and Errol Flynn. In the early 1940s, Travilla started his time in the studio system at Warner Brothers, which would eventually include the gorgeous gowns he made for friend and fan Ann Sheridan in Nora Prentiss (1947). Though contemporary wardrobes such as this won approval with audiences, more often the Academy loves to reward period pieces instead. Travilla was nominated for an Oscar a total of four times throughout his career, but his win came for The Adventures of Don Juan (1948) in only the second year that costume design was offered as an award.”…


  2. Gentleman Tim

    March 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    A dazzling array of magnificent costumes, indeed!

    Travilla was definitely This Girl’s Best Designer Friend:

    • Paula

      March 12, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      You’re so welcome, thank you for the further info! I wish I could afford to buy it, but it’s a bit beyond my budget at the moment ;)

  3. twinarchers

    March 17, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Way to go Russel. I cant seem to find a photo of him with this outfit on. Maybe it is from the film but not a Don Juan costume?

    • Paula

      March 17, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      No, it was made for him. It says in the auction catalogue, “This was one of fourteen costumes made for Errol Flynn, but not worn on screen. The film won the Academy Award for ‘Best Costume Design, Color’, which was shared by William Travilla, Leah Rhodes and Marjorie Best”

      So I guess either he ended up not wearing it at all during filming or a scene that he did wear it in was cut?