In addition to being a Tribe member in the Broadway company of Hair, Charles designed lighted jackets, belts, and accessories that were used in Hair companies world wide. On each jacket over 200 lights operated in random order, powered by DC batteries.
Charles Preston wearing one of his light jackets from the show. This photo was taken with Charles sitting in the window of one of the upstairs dressing rooms of the Biltmore, which fronted out onto the fire escape that came down into the stage door alley.
Jacket of Leadership.
Jacket of Convictions
Jacket of Convictions lit
The Jacket of Peace
The Jacket of Peace lit
Fire Flight Pin
All photos this page courtesy of and copyright Charles M. Preston III.