Ring, ring if you have Agnetha’s ABBA suit!

22 02 2010

$10,000 reward is being offered for an Abba jumpsuit stolen in Melbourne.

The white one-piece, worn by Agnetha Faltskog during the Swedish group’s 1977 Australian tour, is believed to have been swiped from a Healesville shed last year – and sold in a garage sale.

But now Abba fans want it back.

While revealing plans to bring the AbbaWorld exhibition to Federation Square in June, promoter Paul Dainty said the missing jumpsuit would prove a big bonus to an already extensive collection of memorabilia.

“I’m very optimistic we’ll be able to find it, because I’ve got to think that someone in Australia has got this jumpsuit,” he said.

“It’s a real collector’s item because the ’77 tour was such a monumental tour.

“People still talk about it.”

Legend has it that Agnetha, also known as Anna, gave her jumpsuit, which features a purple “A” on the back, to an Ansett hostess during the tour.

Mr Dainty said he would be prepared to buy – or even borrow – the jumpsuit for the exhibition, which had its worldwide opening in London last month.

“I’ve got to think that someone’s got it hidden away and is prepared to get it out for such a good reason,” he said.

AbbaWorld is an interactive exhibition that allows fans to “appear” in Abba film clips and on their album covers.

“It’s a very high-tech, theme park-type of attraction,” Mr Dainty said.

HeraldSun

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