Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vintage Dress Deja Vu

I watched the movie "The Shining Hour" last night starring Joan Crawford. It was made in 1938. Near the beginning of the film she wears a dress that reminds me of the gold one Marilyn Monroe wears in the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", which was made in 1953. I wonder if the dress designer was inspired by Joan's 1930's dress? I also just found out that Gentlement Prefer Blondes was actually first made as a silent film in 1928! I would love to see it! It stars Alice White and Ruth Taylor in the roles later played by Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. Sadly the film was lost, but you can see from the photographs this movie had some great 1920's dresses!

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