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Don’t Call Him Shirley!


Don’t Call Him Shirley!

Defunkd’s exclusive collection of vintage t-shirts for sale at reasonably exorbitant prices.

Item #11: Airplane

Year: 1980

Circulation: Rarer than living members of Striker’s squadron.

In honor of the late, great Canadian, Leslie Nielsen I offer this rare promotional gem from Airplane! – the very film that caused his comedic career to take off. Prior to this he was grounded as television journeyman – landing roles in TV movies and on popular shows like The Love Boat and Fantasy Island (where he played a doctor.) The writers/directors of Airplane! loved him so much that in 1982 they built a comedic police TV show around him called Police Squad! It was short lived, but six years later Leslie reprised his role as Det. Frank Drebin in the hugely successful Naked Gun movie, two sequels and dozens of other parodies. RIP Leslie!

Brand: Hanes

Measurements: 17.5″ (pit-to-pit) 25.5″ (rear collar-bottom seam)

Condition: This item is in excellent vintage condition.

Variables: None.

Available for purchase here.

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Jimmy founded Defunkd in 2004 when he started selling vintage t-shirts online. 20 years of experience later and he hasn't looked back since. Actually, he looks back all the time given he's a sucker for nostalgia. For more, check the history of Defunkd and Jimmy's Expertise.

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