Kaufman’s loans military uniforms and accessories, as we do every year whenever requested, for the annual Broadway Bares Equity Fights AIDS event, traditionally held at the Roseland Ballroom on Father’s Day.
Kaufman’s supplies The New York Historical Society’s DiMenna Children’s History Museum with a complete U.S. Army World War II style field uniform as worn in combat throughout Europe from the Kaufman Military Uniform Reference Collection. The ensemble includes: an original olive drab HBT shirt and trouser, khaki-green ‘tank top’, M41 short-length field jacket, double-buckle boots, M1 helmet with net cover and khaki BAR belt with combat suspenders. The full uniform is worn by a live actor during the museum’s first-ever Special Family Benefit and happens to fit perfectly! Other WWII issue items supplied for the children to ‘ooh and ahh’ over are a pair of original unissued 1943 dated khaki-green button-fly boxer shorts, a rare officer’s field compass in its original leather belt pouch, a stainless steel dated mess kit, a period knife, fork and spoon ‘chow kit’ and finally, a waxed-paper packet of genuine unissued (!) toilet tissue, all of which are carried in an olive drab canvas Musette shoulder bag and worn across the actor’s chest. The children are delighted with the uniform and it ‘serves’ (again, approximately 60 years later) as one of the highlights of the event!
Kaufman’s supplies a number of original DDR (East German Army) dress uniform ensembles to Rob Cristiano and Daniel Zimbler, two amazingly accomplished Columbia University Graduate film students, for their production of the trailer for the 25th Annual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) 2012. The 90 second short premiers in Times Square and is presented at the beginning of the Festival each evening in both New York City and Los Angeles to officially open the event.
Columbia University’s Film Festival 2012 Trailer
Kaufman’s supplies original U.S. Navy officer dress blue uniforms for the Opening Night festivities of Peter and the Star Catcher on Broadway.
THE RIDE, an entirely new, exciting and unusual bus tour of midtown Manhattan makes its debut and Kaufman’s supplies the production with a complete U.S. Navy ‘dress blue’ traditional ‘Cracker Jack’ sailor uniform as worn during World War II. The ensemble includes a wool middy blouse with white piping, 13-button wool bell bottoms, white cap, sailor tie and black leather dress shoes. We also supply an old-fashioned white Nurse’s dress from the Kaufman Military Uniform Reference Collection that is carefully reproduced to retain its period appearance. Both uniforms are worn by the actors who re-enact ‘the world-famous kiss’ in Times Square several times daily during the fall months, which originally took place on VJ Day back in 1945 as euphoria erupted at the news that the Japanese had surrendered and that WWII was officially over!
The Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum located on the Hudson River in New York City begins its Night On the Intrepid sleep-over and Kaufman’s supplies 100’s of folding cots for all the would-be sailors and their parents aboard the historic U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
Following the popularity of the fantasy adventure film, Night at the Museum, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City inaugurates a Night at the Museum event of its own and Kaufman’s supplies 100’s of cots for all the little boys and girls and their parents to sleep on- but who can sleep?
Michael Krass, a 2006 Tony Award Nominee and Costume Designer for The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park series production of Macbeth, selects Kaufman’s to supply numerous military uniforms and uniform accessories.
The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park series continues with Mother Courage and Her Children starring Meryl Streep in the title role and Kevin Kline as ‘the Cook’. Record crowds line up early every morning for hours at a time waiting and hoping to obtain two of the limited and highly coveted free tickets! Kaufman’s supplies the production with literally hundreds of military clothing items and uniform accessories.
Kaufman’s is honored to have our 42nd Street store featured in COMBAT, a Japanese military uniform reference magazine that is recognized by experienced collectors the world-over as the leading publication of its kind!
Kaufman’s supplies the Opening Night festivities of Godzilla outside Madison Square Garden in New York City with loads of camouflage netting and assorted military props. In addition, Kaufman’s facilitates the rental of privately-owned military vehicles and uniformed personnel for the event.