Love tassels? This vintage Joseff of Hollywood brooch has three?
Joseff of Hollywood Brooch Details
- Gold metal chatelaine pin.
- Three large tassels with connecting layered chains.
- The design hangs from a long bar pin in a Victoria revival or neoclassical style.
- A huge statement that shouts Hollywood.
- This is a newer piece made from vintage castings from the 1930s.
- Joseff mark on a round cartouche on the back.
About Joseff of Hollywood
Eugene Joseff founded Joseff of Hollywood in 1928, establishing it as a California-based costume jeweler for Hollywood film studios. He began creating pieces for movies upon a request from a costume designer friend. After Eugene’s death in an airplane crash in 1948, his widow Joan took over the company’s management.
During the Golden Era of Hollywood, Joseff became the most prestigious name in on-screen jewelry, supplying up to 90% of the jewelry seen in films during the 1940s. The company developed a special matte finish for their jewelry to eliminate camera glare in many films. Joseff also maintained an extensive reference library to ensure the authenticity in period pieces.
Icons like Marilyn Monroe in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and ‘Some Like It Hot,’ Vivian Leigh in ‘Gone with the Wind,’ Elizabeth Taylor in ‘Cleopatra,’ and other legends like Marlene Dietrich and Lucille Ball prominently wore Joseff jewelry. Each design underwent meticulous crafting to appear authentic on screen. Leveraging this recognition, they expanded into a retail jewelry line sold through department stores.
The company continues to rent jewelry for major Hollywood productions and sells jewelry from the original molds through its online business. Interestingly, Joseff also manufactured precision airplane parts during WWII and continues this production to this day.”
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