What to Know
- TCM Presents... Hollywood Cool auction at Bonhams
- Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.
- The costume is expected to draw $50,000 to $70,000
If you've devoured the four central elfin food groups today — those would be candy, candy corn, candy canes, and, for a slight change of pace, syrup — and you've asked thirty people their favorite color, and you've passed over any gum you've seen in the street, then you are well on your way to an ultra-whimsical, smile-filled lifestyle.
Few characters have encapsulated an enchantment-laden approach to living like Buddy, a sweet and spirited soul who finds himself in a jangly joyless world, the sort of place that could use a few of his upbeat aphorisms.
But if you're truly a Buddy-in-training, you might consider owning the right apparel, the curly-toed shoes and colorful hat and yellow tights, sights that millions of moviegoers now instantly associate with the silver-screen icon.
The cheerful, big-belt'd, soft-collar'd costume "... features a three-quarter length tailcoat of green wool with embroidered floral border and faux fur collar and cuffs, a pair of yellow tights, buckle, suspenders, t-shirt and a pair of black leather shoes with upturned curly elf toes, all worn by Will Ferrell as Buddy Hobbs."
The final bid is expected to fall within the $50,000 to $70,000 range.
There will be other fabulous finds for pop culture fans at the happening, including a "complete" Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli outfit. That means, you bet, the leather jacket that is synonymous with the "Happy Days" character, as well as a white tee, Levi jeans, and black engineer boots.
For all of the Tinseltown treasures going to auction, visit the Bonhams site now.