Shoes: Boots worn by Elton John (1975)

Men's Fibre Glass Boots

Pair of boots moulded in fibre glass by the Northamptonshire chemical firm Scott Bader and put together by the props department of Columbia Pictures. 4 foot 6.5 inches high.

 

Story: These boots are actually stilts that were worn by Elton John in the 1975 rock opera film 'Tommy'. They are modelled on 'cherry red' Dr Martens. Elton John played the Pinball Wizard and kept the boots until he sold them in 1988. They were bought by R Griggs, makers of Dr Martens and are on loan to Northampton Museum.

 

Rights info: Courtesy of R Griggs & Co

 

Location of collection: Northampton Museum & Art Gallery www.northampton.gov.uk/museums

 

Part of: Northampton Shoe Collection

 

Reference number: L519

 

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Taken on December 22, 2009