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Fonzie's Leather Jacket - The ultra-cool garage mechanic Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler) always wore a leather jacket during each episode of the sitcom HAPPY DAYS/ABC/1974-84.

Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli - HAPPY DAYS

During the 1974-76 seasons, Fonzie was given a leather jacket but (according to a network ruling) couldn't wear it except when riding his motorcycle because it made him look like a hoodlum. Working around the ruling, producer Garry Marshall slyly had the writers include a bike in every scene with Winkler until the ruling was dropped. "And that's how I got to wear leather", said Winkler.

According to an AP interview with Henry Winkler, the first 12 episodes of the show, the Fonz wore a tan or puce colored McGregor golf jacket. Winkler confessed "And let me just say, it's was really difficult to be cool in a 'puce' golf jacket."

Since 1980, one of the Fonz's brown leather jackets has been on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and another jacket is now on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in London.

A second leather clad character on the program was rock star Leather Tuscadero (Suzi Quatro), a rising rock 'n' roll performer. She was clad head-to-toe in leather with silver studded leather collar and choker.

Suzi Quatro as Leather Tuscadero with the Fonz - HAPPY DAYS


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