Tommy Coopers fez finally goes on display at VA 32 years after

center_img The fez has lost a few of its tassles, thanks to an admiring cat Simon Sladen, senior curator of modern and contemporary performance at the V&A, positions late comedian Tommy Cooper’s famous red fez Cooper in action in 1970 Simon Sladen, senior curator of modern and contemporary performance at the V&A, said: “It is wonderful news that we now have an authentic fez in addition to the Tommy Cooper Collection at the V&A.”Cooper’s fez is an icon of 20th century British comedy. It’s thrilling that we can display it alongside his hand-written gags and unique examples of his comedy props to give visitors a fascinating insight into one the best-loved entertainers of the 20th century.”After an early career with the Army, Cooper went on to star in his own TV shows and become one of Britain’s highest-paid and best-loved entertainers. Cooper in action in 1970 The fez has lost a few of its tassles, thanks to an admiring catlast_img

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