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'Illya Kuryakin's Turtleneck - The cool Russian agent Illya Kuryakin played by David McCallum on the espionage adventure THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E./NBC/1964-68 often wore a black turtleneck sweater instead of a shirt and tie like most of the spies on the program. His turtleneck created a fad among viewers and soon caught on nationwide.

A poster of Illya in his turtleneck holding his U.N.C.L.E. issued firearm became a best selling poster in the 1960s long before the Farah Fawcett poster craze began a decade later.

TRIVIA NOTE: Late night talk show host Johnny Carson started a rush for "Nehru" jackets in the middle of the sixties when he wore one on NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW.


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