Costume hat worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues

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Light green wool twill hat lined in teal synthetic twill with a brown fur band worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in the Paramount Pictures produced 1972 film "Lady Sings the Blues." The hat is sewn so that it tilts at an angle down to the proper right. There are three red thread X's sewn in the lining to mark the center front. The teal lining and fur are hand sewn to form the hat, though the light green wool is machine pieced. Date: 1970s. Record ID: nmaahc_2012.64.4.3.

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