Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon Costume

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Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon Costume

Post by thebionicbigfoot » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:48 am

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As a fan of all Golden Age super heros, I recently purchased this costume that I believe to have been worn by Buster Crabbe during the Flash Gordon 1940 Series, "Flash Gordon Conquers the World". The tunic does not have the Western Costume tag, but I believe it was washed away. With so much great knowledge on the board, please let me know if you agree with my methodology and conclusion. Questions may be directed to Troy R. Kinunen, 414-828 -9990, or email troy@mearsonline.com

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Re: Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon Costume

Post by AndyFish » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:35 am

Link is restricted so we can't see it-- or at least I can't see it.
A lot of the Flash Gordon costumes from the serials were repurposed for 50s sci fi like The Adventures of Superman and some of it was remarked as such.

If you can post a pic I'd love to see it.

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Re: Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon Costume

Post by dell » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:41 am

I can't see it either.
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Re: Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon Costume

Post by thebionicbigfoot » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:40 am

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Re: Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon Costume

Post by thebionicbigfoot » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:43 am

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Re: Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon Costume

Post by AndyFish » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:13 am

Looks pretty legit to me, if the provenance is you got it from Bob Burns I'd be pretty confident in it. His reputation is impeccable.

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Re: Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon Costume

Post by thebionicbigfoot » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:17 am

This was a new discovery. I believe Bob still has his in his collection. This would make this the 2nd Tunic from the series. When I was studying the still photos from the serials, it was clear that they were at least two different costumes based on the positioning of the chain link design with respect to the bottom of the black front yokes.

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