Happy Birthday, Nudie!
Today is Nudie Cohn's Birthday.
Happy Birthday, Nudie and thanks for blazing the bling trail!
Nudie in a Nutshell:
Ukrainian-born Jewish-American tailor, who after making rhinestone g-strings for New York showgirls, eventually came to Hollywood and set up shop
Originator of the rhinestone cowboy look and designer of Hollywood western wear for stage and TV
Designed Elvis' famous gold lame suit for the album cover, 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Known as the 'Rodeo Tailor'
Designer of the Nudie-Mobiles - customized GM vehicles with typical Nudie icons, such as silver-dollar-studded dashboards, pistol door handles, and actual longhorn hood ornaments.
Celebrity client list includes: Porter Wagoner, Gram Parsons, Flying Burrito Bros, Roy Rogers, John Lennon, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Teddy Pendergrass, Rex Allen, Gene Autry, John Wayne, Audie Murphy and the list goes on
Since I'm celebrating Nudie, I thought I would pull a Nudie-inspired Double D Ranch piece out of our archives and feature it today. This collector piece is called Rock and Star Rodeo and is ca. fall of 2005.
and now for the "Trivia for Tees" game...
Trivia Question #2:
What CBS television sitcom featured one of Nudie Cohn's Nudie-Mobiles?
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- Once you know the answer, you must submit it through Double Talk NOT through Facebook or email.
- Three winners will be selected at random from all correctly answered questions and will be notified via Double Talk.
- Good Luck!