Trench coat worn by Imogene Coca in "modest stripper" act

Description (Brief):

Trench coat worn by Imogene Coca in her "modest stripper" routine on stage and television. In that well-known act, Coca seductively shed a trench coat to reveal another underneath. The brown camel hair wool overcoat is double breasted, with rows of brown leather buttons and a waist belt. This is one of the two coats Coca wore when she performed this act.

Description (Brief)

Coca was a popular actress and comedian known for her subtle exaggeration and outlandish expressions. She costarred with Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows (1950-1954), a groundbreaking variety and sketch comedy program celebrated for its adaptation of vaudeville and radio comedy to the new medium of television.

Date Made: before 1950

User: Coca, Imogene

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: ComedyComediansTelevision


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0137.01Accession Number: 2010.0137Catalog Number: 2010.0137.01

Object Name: coat

Physical Description: wool (overall material)leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 52 in x 25 in; 132.08 cm x 63.5 cmoverall, mounted (at widest point): 135 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm; 53 5/32 in x 23 5/8 in x 15 3/4 inshoulders, mounted: 53 cm; 20 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1396975

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