Columbo: Out Of
Col. Lyle C. Rumford, By Dawn's Early Light
"We have similar jobs, in a way. I wear a uniform, you
wear a ...I suppose you could call that a uniform." - -
Columbo's wardrobe is a big part of the character, part of what makes him Columbo.
The famous raincoat...
The baggy neutral-colored suit...
The white shirt with the collar-points bent up ...
The dark green tie with the tiny polka-dots....
The dusty ankle-height shoes...
They're all as familiar to "Columbo" fans as the scratchy voice and the cigars.
But thirty years is a long time, and everybody's gotta change clothes sometime. Even
Let's take a look...
Requiem For A Falling Star
The first time Columbo ever changes his tie, it is
picked out for him by 7-time Oscar winning designer Edith Head (shown), who was also
Oscar-nominated for her work with Peter Falk in "Pocketful of Miracles" (1961).
It's All In The Game
Columbo gets another new tie from a flirtatious killer
(Faye Dunaway). He then wears it every time
he sees her -- until the final scene when he comes to arrest her.
Murder, Smoke, And Shadows
Columbo, the Master of Showmanship
Columbo Cries Wolf
Columbo emerges from a creek, searching for the corpse of a victim who isn't dead -- yet
By Dawn's Early Light
Columbo's sleeping attire at the military academy
An Exercise In Fatality
"Dancing with my wife is about the only exercise I get."
Now You See Him
"I gotta take off this coat. I can't think in this coat...THE COAT, I can't think in
the coat." The new raincoat is a gift from the wife. Columbo repeatedly tries to lose
it, then leaves it in the car with his dog and tells the dog to look the other way if
anybody tries to steal it.
Make Me A Perfect Murder
After crashing his car, Columbo needs chiropractic treatment
Rest In Peace, Mrs Columbo
After Mrs Columbo's funeral, dressed all in black
A Stitch In Crime
"Columbo, M.D." in the operating room
Back in the hospital, this time as a patient -- making his escape
Columbo on a cruise to Mexico, in his tropical shirt In his bathrobe