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I have today this EXTREMELY RARE and 100% original vintage 1980s, New Without Tag, Promotional snapback trucker style mesh cap/hat for the historic, and long defunct Orange Whip Juice Drink with their character Whippy on the front, made famous from the John Candy quote in the movie starring John Belushi & Dan Akroyd, The Blues Brothers.
This amazing piece of history comes to you from a friends VERY LARGE baseball hat and cap collection that he has accumulated over the past 30+ years working in the food industry here in the Chicagoland area.
It is in EXCELLENT, near mint, never worn condition where it has sat in his other hat collection in storage for all these years. Only flaw is a slight black mark on the corner of the top bill from storage, as seen in the photos. It is a typical 1980s era snapback style made of mesh and polyester colored in orange and white, with green trim coloring to the front. It has the very rare and seldom seen character called WHIPPY on the front with the script logo for ORANGE WHIP. This hat is one size fits all and has the original tag from the hat maker, CAPITAL, made in the Phillipines.
As legend has it, documented in a recent 2005 Chicago Sun Times newspaper article, and quoted here from Wikipedia...
"The drink had a resurgence after the release of The Blues Brothers. In that movie, John Candy's police detective attends the film's pivotal fund-raising concert in order to arrest the performing band, but decides he wants to see them perform first and orders drinks for himself and the uniformed state troopers he is with, saying: "Who wants an orange whip? Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips!"
The drink was not in the original script. The costumer on the film, Sue Dugan, is the daughter of the late Kenny Dugan, Vice President of the Orange Whip Corporation. Mr. Dugan had been providing refreshments for the cast and asked if "Orange Whip" (the non-alcoholic beverage product) could be mentioned in the film. John Landis, the director, mentioned this to Candy, who improvised the exchange, making it pop-culture lore ever since."
A link to the scene from The Blues Brothers starring John Candy...
So whether you collect vintage trucker style caps, Blues Brothers collectibles, or are looking for all the RARE and seldom ever seen Orange Whip Corporation items, DO NOT MISS OUT!! TRULY A ONE OF A KIND and very rare item!