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  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1942 film "Romance on the Range."
    • Republic Pictures

    Romance on the Range

    1942

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1942 film "Sons of the Pioneers."
    • Republic Pictures

    Sons of the Pioneers

    1942

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1942 film "Call of the Canyon."
    • Republic Pictures

    Call of the Canyon

    1942

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1942 film "Sunset Serenade."
    • Republic Pictures

    Sunset Serenade

    1942

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1942 film "Heart of the Golden West."
    • Republic Pictures

    Heart of the Golden West

    1942

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1943 film "Idaho."
    • Republic Pictures

    Idaho

    1943

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with edging in the 1943 film "King of the Cowboys."
    • Republic Pictures

    King of the Cowboys

    1943

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1944 film "The Yellow Rose of Texas."
    • Republic Pictures

    The Yellow Rose of Texas

    1944

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1944 film "Lights of Old Santa Fe."
    • Republic Pictures

    Lights of Old Santa Fe

    1944

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a brown vest white edging in the 1947 film "Springtime In the Sierras."
    • Republic Pictures

    Springtime In the Sierras

    1947

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1947 film "On the Old Spanish Trail."
    • Republic Pictures

    On the Old Spanish Trail

    1947

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1948 film "The Gay Ranchero."
    • Republic Pictures

    The Gay Ranchero

    1948

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a brown vest with white edging in the 1948 film "Under California Stars."
    • Republic Pictures

    Under California Stars

    1948

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1948 film "Eyes of Texas."
    • Republic Pictures

    Eyes of Texas

    1948

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

  • Bob Nolan wearing a vest with white edging in the 1948 film "Night Time in Nevada."
    • Republic Pictures

    Night Time In Nevada

    1948

    Costume seen on Bob Nolan as himself

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About the Costume

This vest was worn by Bob Nolan, a member of the singing group Sons of the Pioneers, at least fifteen times over the years. The group appeared in over one hundred films from the 1930s through the 1950s. They generally played themselves and were almost always responsible for their costumes unless something special was called for in a scene, such as a military uniform.

Westerns of the time frequently had actors provide their own costumes, and because Westerns typically only featured basic work clothes, it would be next to impossible to document the re-use of many of these costumes. However, sometimes a specific and distinctive piece, such as this vest worn by Nolan, pops up. Supposedly, Nolan gave the vest to a fan after he retired.

The costume was seen five times in 1942 in the films Romance on the Range, Sons of the Pioneers, Call of the Canyon, Sunset Serenade, and Heart of the Golden West. The following year Nolan would wear the piece in Idaho and King of the Cowboys. In 1944 it appeared in The Yellow Rose of Texas and Lights of Old Santa Fe, and in 1947 in Springtime In the Sierras and On the Old Spanish Trail. Nolan would wear the costume four more times in 1948 in The Gay Ranchero, Under California Stars, Eyes of Texas, and Night Time In Nevada.

It’s highly likely, considering the number of films that Nolan made, that this costume appears even more than we have documented here, so be sure to be on the lookout if you are a fan of old westerns!

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About the Costume

This vest was worn by Bob Nolan, a member of the singing group Sons of the Pioneers, at least fifteen times over the years. The group appeared in over one hundred films from the 1930s through the 1950s. They generally played themselves and were almost always responsible for their costumes unless something special was called for in a scene, such as a military uniform.

Westerns of the time frequently had actors provide their own costumes, and because Westerns typically only featured basic work clothes, it would be next to impossible to document the re-use of many of these costumes. However, sometimes a specific and distinctive piece, such as this vest worn by Nolan, pops up. Supposedly, Nolan gave the vest to a fan after he retired.

The costume was seen five times in 1942 in the films Romance on the Range, Sons of the Pioneers, Call of the Canyon, Sunset Serenade, and Heart of the Golden West. The following year Nolan would wear the piece in Idaho and King of the Cowboys. In 1944 it appeared in The Yellow Rose of Texas and Lights of Old Santa Fe, and in 1947 in Springtime In the Sierras and On the Old Spanish Trail. Nolan would wear the costume four more times in 1948 in The Gay Ranchero, Under California Stars, Eyes of Texas, and Night Time In Nevada.

It’s highly likely, considering the number of films that Nolan made, that this costume appears even more than we have documented here, so be sure to be on the lookout if you are a fan of old westerns!

This vest was worn by Bob Nolan, a member of the singing group Sons of the Pioneers, at least fifteen times over the years. The group appeared in over one hundred films from the 1930s through the 1950s. They generally played themselves and were almost always responsible for their costumes unless something special was called for in a scene, such as a military uniform.

Westerns of the time frequently had actors provide their own costumes, and because Westerns typically only featured basic work clothes, it would be next to impossible to document the re-use of many of these costumes. However, sometimes a specific and distinctive piece, such as this vest worn by Nolan, pops up. Supposedly, Nolan gave the vest to a fan after he retired.

The costume was seen five times in 1942 in the films Romance on the Range, Sons of the Pioneers, Call of the Canyon, Sunset Serenade, and Heart of the Golden West. The following year Nolan would wear the piece in Idaho and King of the Cowboys. In 1944 it appeared in The Yellow Rose of Texas and Lights of Old Santa Fe, and in 1947 in Springtime In the Sierras and On the Old Spanish Trail. Nolan would wear the costume four more times in 1948 in The Gay Ranchero, Under California Stars, Eyes of Texas, and Night Time In Nevada.

It’s highly likely, considering the number of films that Nolan made, that this costume appears even more than we have documented here, so be sure to be on the lookout if you are a fan of old westerns!

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Sighting Credit:
  • Elisabeth
Photos provided by:
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  • Julia Spicer
  • Da
  • justprosper
  • Cassiopeia
  • Valkyrie
  • IMDb
Costume Designer:
  • Likely the personal property of Bob Nolan

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