The restoring of the cat suit

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Next week Tuesday 10th, of August to been seen on BBC 2 from 9.30-10.30 a program called Secrets of the Museum

Here you can now watch the parts about the cat suit. Made in 1969 By Douglas Darnell and first worn by Dame Shirley Bassey at the age of 32 and last for her 60th. birthday special and concerts.  Below also a video from 1970 where Dame Shirley performs in the cat suit at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club.

For more pictures of the details of the suit CLICK HERE

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5 thoughts on “The restoring of the cat suit”

  1. Thank you much for sharing this very interesting docu, Pieter!
    Never seen before so much details of one of DSB’s most iconic stagewear in great close ups that makes it lively instead of a photo still.
    She wore this catsuit also during her first studio appearance in Holland in 1971 for a special personality tv show. This surely paved the way for her great Dutch acclaim ever since for her live concerts since then…

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  2. CAUGHT THIS ON TAPE LAST NIGHT PIETER AND NOTICED YOUR BLOG WAS LISTED IN THE CREDITS….WELL DONE. YOU ARE A FOUNTAIN OF BASSEY KNOWLEDGE.

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  3. Thanks a lot Pieter. So interesting learning of the intricacies and hours of hard work it took Douglas Darnell to create this fabulous Cat Suit creation, and the labor and skill it took by the Museum staff to have this ready to present on the slated date.

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