Telly Savalas Leather Chest Plate Prop from "The Greatest Story Ever Told", 1965 For Sale
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Telly Savalas Leather Chest Plate Prop from "The Greatest Story Ever Told", 1965


Released by MGM Studios in 1965, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" was a star studded film dealing with the death of Jesus (Max Von Sydow). Pontius Pilate, the commanding officer of the occupying Roman army, is played by Telly Savalas, of later "Kojak" TV fame. The chest plate is molded leather over fiberglass, with metal medallion decorations. The bottom red fringe is a more supple leather, also decorated by medallions. The costume opens on both sides, with ties for access. The interior is marked in felt marker "Savalas Pilate". The costume is mounted on a custom-made steel Stand and both are in nice original condition. The costume originated from an MGM auction in the early 1970s, when the studio was thinning out its' inventory of costumes and props. Photo of Mr. Savalas in costume are included.


  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 34 in. x W 15 in. x D 12 in.

    H 86.36 cm x W 38.1 cm x D 30.48 cm

  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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