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Panama Hats in Famous Hollywood Films

The 1940s was a time when fashion turned a glamorous corner and Panama Hats was part of this beautiful change. More and more, people were dressing up in classy suits and lovely dresses and wearing fine-looking hats.

Soon Panama Hats will become very popular and quickly started to venture into Hollywood films. The Panama Hat increasingly became part of the wardrobe for many Hollywood stars adding to the appeal of the character they were playing. To this day the Panama’s are still being used in film as they add a prestigious, classy, or even provocative look.

Early movies that elevated the style

Gone with the wind panama hat

The famous Clark Gable wore a Panama Hat in the film “Gone with the Wind” in 1939. Also, Sydney Greenstreet wore one, and his co-star, Paul Henreid, wore the classic style, in the 1943 film “Casablanca”.

Adding to the roster of early films, in 1953, “The Naked Jungle”, Charles Heston and Eleanor Parker featured these beautiful hats as well.

The fame continues for Panama Hats

Hannibal Panama Hat

As the film industry kept evolving Panama Hats kept its relevance. The movie “Legend of Bagger Vance” had many actors that wore this style hat. Another great classic film “Hannibal,” played by the amazing actor Anthony Hopkins wore the classic style, giving his mad man character a cool and sophisticated look to contrast his evil profile.

The inclusion of the legendary Panama Hats in today’s films



In-and-out of the movies the Panama has stood strong through the times in Hollywood. Celebrities everywhere love to add a good Panama to their outfits on and off-camera. Why wouldn’t anyone after all? 

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