Jacket worn by Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


This brown lambskin leather jacket was worn by Harrison Ford as the title character in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, released in 1989. The custom jacket was designed by Anthony Powell and Joanna Johnston for Last Crusade (based on the original jacket designed by Deborah Nadoolman Landis) and made by Peter Botwright for Berman’s and Nathan’s costumers in London.

Filmmaker George Lucas conceived of Indiana Jones as a globe-trekking archeologist to pay homage to classic Hollywood adventure films. Jones is a reluctant hero who finds himself fighting evil-doers while seeking to preserve cultural heritage. The Indiana Jones series, directed by Steven Spielberg, is among the most successful movie franchises in American history.

Date Made: 1988

Designer: Powell, AnthonyDesigner Of Original Jacket: Landis, Deborah NadoolmanDesigner: Johnston, JoannaPowell, AnthonyMaker: Botwright, Peter

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Entertainment, FilmArchaeologyMotion Pictures


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Credit Line: Gift of Harrison Ford and Lucasfilm Ltd.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0323.01Accession Number: 1989.0323Catalog Number: 1989.0323.01

Object Name: Jacket

Physical Description: leather (overall material)brass (snaps material)taffeta (lining material)Measurements: overall: 36 in; 91.44 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-51d6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1322672

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