Thursday, April 7, 2011

James Brown's preacher robes from The Blue Brothers...

In 1980's cult comedy classic The Blues Brothers, John Belushi and Dan Akyroyd play brothers who embark on 'a mission from God' to reunite their rhythm and blues band in order to save the Catholic orphanage where they grew up. The 'Godfather of Soul', James Brown, plays an Evangelical preacher, 'Reverend Cleophus James', in one of the memorable gospel music and dance scenes in the movie.

Original costume worn by James Brown as
Reverend Cleophus James in The Blues Brothers
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Reverend Cleophus James costume The Blues Brothers
These preacher robes he wore in the movie were photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 28, 2011.

Deborah Nadoolman was Costume Designer on The Blues Brothers. You can also see her work in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Trading Places, Coming to America and An American Werewolf in London.

The Blues Brothers movie poster
The Blues Brothers movie poster
If you're a fan of the movie, be sure to take a look at these actual props from The Blues Brothers on display.

Buy the soundtrack of the movie: The Blues Brothers: Original Soundtrack Recording

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