Apparel: Eddie Sets the Style

Eddie Sets the Style

To help give Actor Eddie Murphy an authentic street-smarts look, producers of the hit film Beverly Hills Cop attired their star in a faded T shirt marked MUMFORD PHYS. ED. DEPT. across the chest. Now the burgundy-lettered garment has become a hit in its own right. Swamped by requests for the shirts from Murphy's fans, Detroit's Samuel C. Mumford High School has turned to a national distributor to handle the demand. As of last week Artex Manufacturing of Overland Park, Kans., had received more than 24,000 orders for the shirt, which sells for around $10, and sales were growing fast.


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