Monday, April 30, 2012

1950's & 1960's Dresses

Here are a few new additions to my webstore! A pretty black and red 1960's sleeveless dress, a striped 1950's dress and a cute 1960's turquoise day suit.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Costume Sharing at 20th Century Fox

I was watching the film "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1952) today, when I noticed actress Hildegard Knef wearing the exact same dress Marilyn Monroe wears in some very iconic photos. I know that Marilyn was under contract at 20th Century Fox, so I looked up the movie I was watching and sure enough, it was a Fox film. I found this quite interesting, since I'd never noticed two classic starlets wearing the same dress before. I figured they would have had their own very specific wardrobes, which I'm sure they did for the most part. Was it because Marilyn wasn't a superstar yet in 1952? Or was it because Hildegard was so unknown? Anyways, I looked up some other Fox actresses, and I found another double! A promo shot of Susan Hayward wearing the same costume that again, Marilyn Monroe wears. But this time from the film, "Bus Stop". Has anyone noticed any other doubles? If so, let me know!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Ann Miller

This post is actually for yesterday, April 12th! Oops! Ann Miller was born in Chireno, Texas in 1923. Ann's original name was "Johnnie", as her father had wanted a boy! Poor Ann. When she was just 13 years old she got a job as a dancer in a nightclub! Apparently she told them she was 18, and apparently they fell for it! She also scored a movie contract that same year with RKO. Ann was probably best known for her amazing tap dancing skills, as well as starring in many fabulous MGM musicals. Happy Birthday Ann!