Frank Gorshin "The Riddler" Signature Iconic "?" Green Suit Jacket and Vest from First Episode of Batman ( 20th Century Fox TV, 1966-1968 ). "The Riddler" iconic "?" green suit jacket and vest worn when the American viewing public first meets this diabolical super-villain in his first scene in the pilot episode worn by Frank Goshin on the classic action television series, Batman. This
lime green, double-breasted wool jacket features stenciled question marks each are well-defined yet have slight variances in shading and at the edges which demonstrate these were individually rendered by an artist's hand. Both pieces are lined with polyester in a
blue and green painterly floral print and are excellent examples of mid-century tailoring. The vest is solid green with floral print back and five-button closure. Both pieces were custom-made for Frank Gorshin by Ernie Tarzia, Hollywood. A costume label on the interior pocket is present and features Gorshin's name handwritten in faded ink. Other period details include the diagonally set
welt pockets, the half cuff with button and green plastic buttons. The ensemble is in fine condition overall with one small hole on left cuff, one chipped button on front and a missing button on vest. All fabrics remain remarkably vivid, especially considering the age of the garments with only some slight fading and spotting, the hallmark of a Comisar Collection costume!