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

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

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Shirt
shirt, Hawaiian worn by Magnum (Tom Sellec) k on TV show "Magnum PI"
shirt
Date made
1980s
date made
before 1980
user
Selleck, Tom
Physical Description
buttons (overall connector/connecting technique)
rayon (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30 1/2 in x 24 in; 77.47 cm x 60.96 cm
ID Number
1988.0409.03
accession number
1988.0409
catalog number
1988.0409.03
Credit Line
Gift of Tom Selleck and Universal Pictures (through Kerry McCluggage)
subject
Television
Television
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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