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

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

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This fedora-style hat was worn by Harrison Ford as the title character in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The hat was designed by Anthony Powell and Joanna Johnston, the film's costume designers, based on Deborah Nadoolman Landis' original hat design for Raiders of the Loast Ark, and made by Herbert Johnson Hatters in London. The felt hat has a silk grosgrain band and a leather sweatband with the initials IJ printed on it in gold lettering.
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.
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Object Name
date made
Johnston, Joanna
Powell, Anthony
Johnston, Joanna
Powell, Anthony
hat maker
Herbert Johnson
designer (original)
Landis, Deborah Nadoolman
place made
United Kingdom: England, London, City of London
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
silk (band material)
leather (sweatband material)
overall: 8 in; 20.32 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Harrison Ford and Lucasfilm Ltd.
Motion Pictures
Entertainment, Film
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Hi. The "description" section states "designed by Deborah Nadoolman Landis and made by Herbert Johnson Hatters in London", but the info below says "DESIGNER: Johnston, Joanne / Powell, Anthony". So... who's actually the designer?
Hi. Deborah Nadoolman Landis was the costume designer for Raiders, so she's responsible for the initial design and choice of Vendor (Herbert Johnson) but the fedora featured here is from Last Crusade, which was costume designed by Anthony Powell, who decided to redesign certain details of the Herbert Johnson fedora to match his tastes. Hope this helps :)
When these film were running I remember sitting with my friend and colleague Ali Bongo who had worked in film and TV for many years, over dinner. I had a similar hat and he pointed out the design was orginally based on Australian Bush Hats due to the square sided crown and high brim, therefore a version of the Fedora but not the same as a Fedora? I stand to be corrected but later looking at various pictures this description makes sense ...

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