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Petticoats and Crinolines in Films


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Please take notice: These films mostly contain lovely visions of bouffant skirts, particularly of the 50's style, and MIGHT show peeks of petticoats. Very few show full petti-views (these will be noted). We are also now adding films which feature classic crinolines and petticoat as well. You might also review the corsetfilm list located here.

Many of the corset-era productions show gowns and petticoats as well!

Any rating comments obviously refer to the quality of the film vis--vis frou-frou

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Note: All clips available here are for review purposes only, presented in order to entice the viewer to purchase the film in its entirety.
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1961
DIE ABENTEUER DES GRAFEN BOBBY -- German    
A clip, showing Fraulein Bach's pettis

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1952 ABOUT FACE -- Early fifties bouffant and petti-showing VIRGINIA GIBSON
1961
THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR -- Occasional fifties bouffant 

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NANCY OLSON
1986 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS -- 50s Haute Couture (including mermaid sheaths) PATSY KENSIT
1976 L'ACROBATE French -- Dedicated to tango dances exhibitions, showing gorgeous ballroom gowns of different colors. MICHELINE DAX
2007 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE     EVAN RACHEL WOOD
1948 A DATE WITH JUDY     Dance scene video &
1964 ADVANCE TO THE REAR          Publicity Photo        Own the DVD STELLA STEVENS
1987 ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING -- Getting ready for her date a la froufrou!! ELISABETH SHUE
1967 THE ADVENTURES OF BULLWHIP GRIFFIN -- Great dance hall dress! The western pettis are all right, too! SUZANNE PLESHETTE
1952
AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD -- Early fifties bouffant      Image of Miss Hayworth, off set

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RITA HAYWORTH
1953
THE AFFAIRS OF DOBIE GILLIS -- This delightful, very funny, early 1950's film has numerous shots of girls in full skirts and petticoats, but the real highlight occurs when Miss Reynolds completely looses her dress while trying to help Bobby Van fix his car. Her skirt gets caught in the fan belt, and she is left standing in her underwear, including a very pretty petticoat. She tries to sneak back into her house, only to be cornered by her shocked parents. It's funny and sexy at the same time.
Review by Rhonda Risque
   
Dance scene video  

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DEBBIE REYNOLDS
1957 AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER -- Fifties bouffant DEBORAH KERR
1952 AGAINST ALL FLAGS -- Flashes of Buccaneer Era petticoats MAUREEN O'HARA
1954 AH! LES BELLES BACCHANTES (a/k/a 'Femmes de Paris') French  -- Fin de Cecle undressings, with appropriate petticoats COLETTE BROSSET
1955 AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' -- Poufy showgirls outfits MAMIE VAN DOREN
1972 ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND --Ms. Fullerton wears the prettiest Alice costume with a pinafore to die for!  As the screenplay includes a few dances and Alice skips and jumps along a number of times, there is a pleasing amount of petticoat on view as well as delicious drawers. Review by Dara FIONA FULLERTON
1933 ALICE IN WONDERLAND  Click here for image* CHARLOTTE HENRY
1983 ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Part of the "Great Performances" TV series) KATE BURTON
2010
ALICE IN WONDERLAND 
Click here for image     Image #2     VidClip #1      VidClip #2 

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MIA WASIKOWSKA &
ANNE HATHAWAY
1998 ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (British TVM)   StillClips  Buy the DVD    Trailer
2016 ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS     Promo MIA WASIKOWSKA
1996 ALIEN AVENGERS (TVM) -- Alien mother constantly wears bouffant, fifties dresses, and shows her pettis on many an occasion. Moving Clip SHANNA REED
1950 ALL ABOUT EVE -- A great shot of a full hoopskirt as Ms. Davis takes it off from under her Civil War era dress once offstage.
1953
ALL ASHORE -- 50s bouffant (minimal)

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PEGGY RYAN
1955 AN ALLIGATOR NAMED DAISY -- 50s bouffant JEANNIE CARSON &
DIANA DORS
1959 ALLE LIEBEN PETER ("Everyone Loves Peter")--West German     Stills    YouTube video CHRISTINE KAUFMANN  & HELEN VITA
1998
ALL I WANNA DO a/k/a Strike! -- A private girls school, and private boys school, get together at a dance. Some 60's pettis, dresses etc. with one girl exiting through a window near the end of the film, dressed in a skirt showing red froufrou underneath.

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KIRSTEN DUNST &
MONICA KEENA
1955 ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS AGNES MOOREHEAD
1949 ALWAYS LEAVE THEM LAUGHING -- Stage pettis & tutus VIRGINIA MAYO &
RUTH ROMAN
1956
THE AMBASSADOR'S DAUGHTER -- 50s bouffant plus ballet tutus and cigarette girls.   

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OLIVIA de HAVILLAND
1973 AMERICAN GRAFFITI -- Considering the era in which it took place, this is a very disappointing film, petti-wise. 
Here are a few clips, though.
CANDY CLARK
1978 AMERICAN HOT WAX FRAN DRESCHER
1951 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS -- Cancan! and early 50s bouffant LESLIE CARON
2000 AMERICAN PSYCHO -- Glimpse of night club bouffant SAMANTHA MATHI
2003 AMOR REAL Mexican ("Real Love")     VidClip (MANY, MANY ACTRESSES)
1965 THE AMOROUS ADVENTURES OF MOLL FLANDERS -- Beautiful dresses in sumptuous satins and silk taffetas of the 18th century -- lots of lovely swishes and rustles and glimpses of taffeta petticoats, ruffles etc,  -- Review by Dave Barber KIM  NOVAK
1961
EL ANALFABETO Mexican -- 50s bouffant     

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1955 AN ANNAPOLIS STORY -- early 50s bouffant                       BUY THE DVD DIANA LYNN
1956 ...AND GOD CREATED WOMAN    WOW! BRIGITTE BARDOT
1947
ANGEL AND THE BADMAN -- Old west bouffant  

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GAIL RUSSELL
1995 ANGELS AND INSECTS -- Victorian crinolines, beautiful gowns!                        KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS
1978 ANIMAL HOUSE -- Notice the girl in in a party frock and a white petticoat at the toga party (she eventually removes it). Comment by Lila VERNA BLOOM
1987 ANNA -- Hoops. SALLY KIRKLAND
1999 ANNA AND THE KING -- Generally misses the boat with the dressing scene, but Ms. Fosters does justice to her hoops! 

From an interview with Miss Foster:
"......But everyone was sweating it after the vast production set up shop last year under Malaysia's scorching sun. 'Getting 25 elephants, 2,000 extras, and 250 horses back to position 1 for take 2 in 120-degree heat doesn't always happen as fast as you want it to,' says Tennant. Luckily, he could count on his leading lady to keep cool under pressure. 'In the heat and humidity I was in corset, bonnet, three petticoats, a hoopskirt, leather boots, and gloves,' she says. 'It makes you realize that back then these English people were insane. Luckily I'm not a big sweater, or this film really could have been a disaster.'"

JODIE FOSTER
1946 ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM -- Plenty of hoop skirts and hoopskirts. Note particularly the scene where Siamese women are dressed in Western garb. IRENE DUNNE
1997
ANNA KARENINA --  Very nice bustled gowns 


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SOPHIE MARCEAU
2012 ANNA KARENINA--  Cage crinolines     Examples:  #1    #2   Victorian petticoats KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
1956 ANYTHING GOES -- Nice few glimpses of frou frou on the French Line ocean liner going to the states, dark hair co-female star in white chiffon full dress with black spots, reveals net and tulle underskirts.  Ms. Gaynor shows in her cabin wardrobe, a lovely taffeta creation of cream with olive green -- lovely loud rustles as she handles it, but sadly, only briefly, and (a great disappointment) she never does wear it in the film either. -- Review by Dave Barber MITZI GAYNOR
1952
APRIL IN PARIS -- Early Fifties bouffant & Ms. Day show dance scene    

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DORIS DAY
1957 APRIL LOVE-- Watch the typical fifties dance scene. SHIRLEY JONES
1948 APRIL SHOWERS-- Lobby poster ANN SOTHERN
1956 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS -- Flamenco pettis! (NON-SPECIFIC)
2011 ARTHUR -- One  minute horseback scene at 1:25 is nice! JENNIFER GARNER
1955 ARTISTS AND MODELS -- Lots of dancer froufrou. Watch for the "Alice in Wonderland"  costume at the masquerade. DOROTHY MALONE
1955 AS LONG AS THEY'RE HAPPY -- Fifties bouffant JEANNIE CARSON &
DIANA DORS
2006
THE ASTRONAUT FARMER -- Short snippet of square dancing   

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VIRGINIA MADSEN
1958
ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE     

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JUNE KENNEY
2000 THE AUDREY HEPBURN STORY - TVM -- Watch the little girls in the park at the beginning.  Then, later.......well, we know what to expect!. JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
1956
AUTUMN LEAVES -- 50s bouffant

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JOAN CRAWFORD
1960 AUF WIEDERSEHEN ELKE SOMMER

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