The actual suit worn by screen icon, Al Pacino, during the legendary Miami sequence from The Godfather Part II. The ensemble includes both his jacket and trousers, which were tailored to Pacino’s exact measurements. Both articles of clothing feature numerous official ‘WCC’ (Western Costume Company) labels, including the period marking of ‘1950’, as well as the original sewn-in Western Costume Company wardrobe label featuring the production number 2703-1.
The production labels also have Al Pacino’s name printed on them, along with his waist (32) and inseam (29) measurements on the trousers and his chest (39) and sleeve(17.5) measurements on the jacket.
Many movie fans and critics consider The Godfather II as a very strong candidate for the best movie ever made. This memorable and beautifully tailored suit appears during the Miami and Cuban phases of the narrative in the mesmerizing scenes between Al Pacino (Michael Corleone) and Actor’s Studio founder, Lee Strasberg (Hyman Roth). It is in full view when Corleone travels to Roth’s home in Miami to ask for his permission to kill Frank Pentangeli and also during the terrace sequence, where the assembled mobsters celebrate Roth’s birthday party.
The Godfather Part II was justifiably nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won six. It was the first ever sequel to win the Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ and also won ‘Best Director’ for Francis Ford Coppola, ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for Robert De Niro and “Best Adapted Screenplay’.
Al Pacino was also nominated as ‘Best Actor’ but incredibly lost out to Art Carney for his performance in ‘Harry and Tonto’! Much to the joy of fans in Great Britain, he won the BAFTA Award for ‘Best Actor’. This truly remarkable and genuinely seminal costume was originally purchased from Christie’s and includes both of the original Christie’s auction tags. It also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Breanna S. Livie, Vice President of the Eastern Costume Company, and is accompanied by a second letter of provenance, handwritten by the consignor. With impeccable provenance, this historic costume can truly be considered as a unique and iconic Hollywood treasure.