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Happy Birthday, Nudie!

Posted on 14 December 2009

Today is Nudie Cohn's Birthday.


Happy Birthday, Nudie and thanks for blazing the bling trail!

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Nudie in a Nutshell:
  • Ukrainian-born Jewish-American tailor, who after making rhinestone g-strings for New York showgirls, eventually came to Hollywood and set up shop
  • Originator of the rhinestone cowboy look and designer of Hollywood western wear for stage and TV
  • Designed Elvis' famous gold lame suit for the album cover, 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
  • Known as the 'Rodeo Tailor'
  • Designer of the Nudie-Mobiles - customized GM vehicles with typical Nudie icons, such as silver-dollar-studded dashboards, pistol door handles, and actual longhorn hood ornaments.
  • Celebrity client list includes: Porter Wagoner, Gram Parsons, Flying Burrito Bros, Roy Rogers, John Lennon, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Teddy Pendergrass, Rex Allen, Gene Autry, John Wayne, Audie Murphy and the list goes on

Since I'm celebrating Nudie, I thought I would pull a Nudie-inspired Double D Ranch™ piece out of our archives and feature it today.   This collector piece is called Rock and Star Rodeo and is ca. fall of 2005.

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and now for the "Trivia for Tees" game...

Trivia Question #2:


What CBS television sitcom featured one of Nudie Cohn's Nudie-Mobiles?

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  • Valid entries must be subscribers to Double Talk so sign up to the Double Talk RSS feed RSS feed icon
  • Once you know the answer, you must submit it through Double Talk – NOT through Facebook or email.
  • Three winners will be selected at random from all correctly answered questions and will be notified via Double Talk.
  • Good Luck!

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  • Jessica Montoya: May 16, 2016

    Is it the Jimmy Dean show?

  • paul armstrong: May 16, 2016

    Hey, Hey we’re The Monkees

  • Penny Kling: May 16, 2016

    I’m hoping this is where you want the answers submitted – The Nudie-mobile was in The Dukes of Hazzard.

  • Penny Kling: May 16, 2016

    How do we submit an answer?? Sorry, I’m confused by this.

  • Jennifer Becker: May 16, 2016

    Head – The Monkees movie!!!
    He rocked!

  • Audrey Franz: May 16, 2016

    We need one of those for the next photo shoot.

  • Hedy: May 16, 2016

    Gotta love those Ukranians!!! I know I do!!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Jessica, yes it was used there, but we are looking for a CBS “sitcom”. Ponder on it and submit again.

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    I thought the same thing myself! Great shoot.

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Jennifer, yes it was used in the Monkees movie, but we are looking for a CBS sitcom. Think about it and try again.

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Actually, they wanted to use the Nudie-Mobile for the Dukes of Hazards movie but the Nudie heirs were afraid it might get damaged. Think some more and try again.

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    hey Paul, think CBS sitcom.

  • Emily Inthachak: May 16, 2016

    Was it Dukes of Hazzard? I was thinking maybe Boss Hogg’s car. Webb Pierce’s Bonneville done by Nudie with silver dollars, pearl-handled pistols, and longhorns in the Country Music Hall of Fame is worth the trip to Nashville.

  • Katherine Collins: May 16, 2016

    Was it the Antiques Roadshow?

  • Emily Inthachak: May 16, 2016

    Green Acres?This is driving me crazy. I must be thinking in the wrong decade.

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Emily, why yes, you do know your Nudie-Mobiles, but we are looking for a CBS sitcom. Try again.

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    right here Penny, you got it.

  • Dave: May 16, 2016

    To view and sign our Petition to President Obama, requesting that Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Soldier of WWII, Western Screen Idol and Patriot, be awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of his lifetime contributions and achievements to the Nation; go to this link:

    Dave Phillips

  • Emily Inthachak: May 16, 2016

    gotta be Beverly Hillbillies. That’s my final answer!

  • Emily Inthachak: May 16, 2016

    Beverly Hillbillies

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