THE MONTY PYTHON T-SHIRTS
Readers interested in Cornerstone's products should be aware that they also offer a collection of Monty Python t-shirts. Cornerstone obtained a license to produce Python T-shirts in the summer of 1994 and had originally intended to form a separate company called Premiere Apparel for the purpose of producing the shirts. Promotional Python shirts with the name Premiere Apparel were printed for the British Film Institute's tribute to Python held in Los Angeles in October 1994. The shirts are now available directly from Cornerstone. Choose from five different designs:
Interestingly, these are not all of the same designs that Cornerstone had when they began selling the Monty Python t-shirts. Although based on Cornerstone's original foil chase-cards, some of the designs were changed after Cornerstone switched printing companies. More importantly, John Cleese specifically requested that the original "Ministry of Silly Walks" t-shirt (which showed John in his usual silly goose-stepping gait) be changed to feature something other than himself. As most fans know, John Cleese is none-too-pleased about his Silly Walks reputation and has for years tried to avoid having to do silly walks for his fans. So Cornerstone created the "Walking Silly on Purpose" design, which features Michael Palin, as a replacement.
For more information, visit Cornerstone's Monty Python T-Shirt web page. [website no longer available - 16 April 2002]