Paper Coat Sheds Rain — Folds Up Into Small Package (Oct, 1931)

Paper Coat Sheds Rain — Folds Up Into Small Package

TWO distinct developments are represented in a new type of rain coat recently introduced in Hollywood. The first is in the line of convenience, the coat being collapsible, so to speak, into a small compact package that can be carried in the pocket. The second is in material, paper replacing the customary rubberized fabric.

When worn, the coat resembles the capes commonly worn by policemen. Special treatment of the paper prevents the coat from falling to pieces or developing leaks in a downpour. The photo at the left shows Buddy Rogers, movie star, garbed in one of these new coats. Although it isn’t raining, it might start any minute, and Buddy is ready.

4 comments
  1. Charlene says: November 21, 201111:45 pm

    And people wondered why he married Mary Pickford: with her money behind him, no studio chief could ever force him to pose in a daft paper raincoat again.

  2. whoozle whaazle says: November 22, 20118:50 am

    I wonder what the special treatment on the coats were. Could it have been like wax paper ? Hmmm…

    @Charlene – are you enjoying this abnormally warm Calgary weather ? By the looks of it, the rest of this week should be quite mild…

  3. Mike says: November 22, 20117:20 pm

    A while back my sister was asking the family if they remembered “paper dresses.” I am guessing the dresses would have been in the 1960s or early 70s. After that I saw a blog had a picture of a promotional “Campbell’s Soup” paper dress. I guess the idea had been around a lot longer.

  4. Charlene says: November 28, 20112:50 am

    @whoozle whaazle – not at all, I’m in Winnipeg right now.

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