80s Doctor Who Fan Club Whovian DWFCA t-shirt Large
Chest 20 in.
Length 28 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Hanes
This sweet double-sided t-shirt is for the cult classic sci fi television series Doctor Who and the shirt comes from the 1983 Whovian Festival Tour which was put together by the Doctor Who Fan Club of America also known as the DWFCA. The group was founded in 1982 and based out of Denver.
Both the club and the demand for conventions centering around the show came when the rights for the BBC program were acquired by the USA and Canada. PBS began airing the four seasons featuring Tom Baker as the titular Doctor in 1978. The series gained traction in the 80s and its popularity was furthered by cast appearances at science fiction conventions. Thanksgiving weekend in 1983 saw a standing-room-only event in Chicago that featured appearances from four actors who all played the Doctor, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, and Tom Baker. BBC Enterprises later organized the Doctor Who USA Tour which was a two year long exhibition showcasing props and memorabilia from the show.
The front of this shirt features the DWFCA's logo while the back of the shirt features the portraits of actors Jon Pertwee and Elisabteh Sladen. Pertwee portrayed the Third Doctor throughout seasons 7 to 11. Sladen meanwhile played the Doctor's human companion Sarah Jane Smith.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large