The Little Rascals featured numerous memorable characters throughout the series run from 1928 through 1944. One such notable actor was Mathew “Stymie” Beard, the confident and slick troublemaker made easily identifiable by his natty bowler hat. Presented is this very prop, a Christy’s brand black bowler hat. The item reveals very slight wear along the brim, and the outer felt is a clean, solid black. The inner rim of the hat has deteriorated, and the silk lining shows some minor mildew spots that are appropriate for this piece’s age. The item was sourced directly from the set and is accompanied by a letter of provenance. For links to pictures of the prop, please visit our website.
Stymie’s signature style was adopted from a gifted hat bestowed upon Beard by acclaimed comedian, Stan Laurel.
Styme with the Rest of Our Gang
Stymie Saluting with his Hat