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“Camelot” Worn Burlap & Yarn Coat Lionel Jeffries as King Pellinore Costume (Backlot Props)
Camelot is a 1967 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Joshua Logan and starring Richard Harris as King Arthur, Vanessa Redgrave as Guenevere, and Franco Nero as Lacelot. The film is an adaptation of a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (who wrote the screenplay) and Frederick Loewe.
This is the brown burlap and yarn coat worn by King Pellinore, played by Lionel Jefferies in the movie “Camelot”. It was worn during the scene when Genevieve (Vanessa Redgrave) and Sir Lancelot (Frances Nero) first fell in love. It is an extra long brown vest – burlap style – made from hand-spun brown yarn. Stiffened sleeve caps finished with light brown suede.
These items originated from the company Backlot Props and Costumes. Backlot Props and Costumes were based in Burbank, California. They warehoused costumes and props from the major movie studios. The company liquidated their assets in 2010 and these were part of the acquisition of tens of thousands of original costumes and props. These are now available for the first time publicly.