The Light Jackets of Charles M. Preston III

In addition to being a Tribe member in the Broadway company of Hair, Charles designed lighted jackets, belts, and accessories that were used in Hair companies world wide. On each jacket over 200 lights operated in random order, powered by DC batteries.

Charles Preston wearing one of his light jackets from the show. This photo was taken with Charles sitting in the window of one of the upstairs dressing rooms of the Biltmore, which fronted out onto the fire escape that came down into the stage door alley.

Jacket of Leadership.

The Jacket of Convictions

Jacket of Convictions lit

The Jacket of Peace

The Jacket of Peace lit

Light belts

Fire Flight Pin

All photos this page courtesy of and copyright Charles M. Preston III.

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