Hawaiian shirt worn by Tom Selleck on Magnum P.I.


Hawaiian shirt worn by Tom Selleck in the role of Thomas Sullivan Magnum on the television series Magnum P.I. The short-sleeved rayon shirt is printed with a colorful parrot and tropical foliage pattern on a red field, and has carved wood buttons.

The crime drama series Magnum P.I. aired on CBS from 1980-1988, and followed the titular private investigator's detective work on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Magnum was a veteran of the United States Navy who served as a Navy SEAL and intelligence officer during the Vietnam War, and the series was lauded for its depiction of Vietnam veterans' successful post-war careers and lives. Selleck won the 1984 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Magnum, and the show was a popular success, regularly ranking in the top twenty programs on television in the United States during its run.

Date Made: 1980sDate Made: before 1980

User: Selleck, Tom

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: TelevisionTelevision


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Credit Line: Gift of Tom Selleck and Universal Pictures

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0409.03Accession Number: 1988.0409Catalog Number: 1988.0409.03

Object Name: shirt

Physical Description: buttons (overall connector/connecting technique)rayon (overall material)wood (buttons material)Measurements: overall: 30 1/2 in x 24 in; 77.47 cm x 60.96 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-f0f3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_683483

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