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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!

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1939
BABES IN ARMS
JUDY GARLAND
1961 BABES IN TOYLAND -- Annette is seen throughout the film in some very froufrou dresses. One of the best dresses is seen when Barnaby is trying to get her hand in marriage and dances with Annette. Lots of twirls show her lovely petticoats. A happy shade of green.

1956 BABY DOLL CAROLL BAKER
1935 BABY, TAKE A BOW -- "An adorable ball of fluff!" -- Pammie    VidClip SHIRLEY TEMPLE
1985
 -90
BACK TO THE FUTURE I, II, III --  In part 1 and 2, Lea Thompson’s fine petticoats are ruffled in the front seat of her boyfriend’s car. Plenty to admire here! LEA THOMPSON 
1961
BACHELOR IN PARADISE -- Some fifties bouffant
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1957
THE BACHELOR PARTY -- Occasional "fifties" bouffant
PATRICIA SMITH
1958 BACHELOR OF HEARTS SILVIA SYMS
2016 BACK IN TIME FOR THE WEEKEND  -- TVS --  StillClips
1987 BACK TO THE BEACH -- The girls around Annette when she sings 'Jamaica Ska' will catch your attention.   Video
1952
THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL -- Occasional early "fifties" bouffant
LANA TURNER
1956 THE BAD SEED -- Little girl poufies PATTY McCORMACK
1987 LA BAMBA -- Some 50s bouffant
1957 BAND OF ANGELS -- 19th Century pettis  YVONNE DE CARLO
1962 BAND OF THIEVES -- "Fifties" bouffant JENNIFER JAYNE &
CAROL DEENE
1953 THE BAND WAGON -- Ms. Fabray's dancing dress is VERY poufy and Ms. Fabray wears a unique gown...also Miss Charisse dancing in a tutu.    StillClips CYD CHARISSE &
NANETTE FABRAY
1954
THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA -- Extravagant "fifties" bouffant
AVA GARDNER
1949 THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY -- French language poster
1960 Le BARON de L'ÉCLUSE  ("The Baron of the Locks") -- French  -- Some Era dresses and beautiful cocktail dresses worn at the Casino of Deauville.
1934 THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET    Publicity photo NORMA SHEARER &
MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN
1944 BATHING BEAUTY -- Toward the middle, there is not only a Mexican pettifest on stage, but another scene with a myriad of pretty girls in identical, very impressive tutus and, for those who want to know, Red Skelton joins them in ballet lessons,
dressed in a tutu,  as they are!                OWN IT ON DVD!
ESTHER WILLIAMS
1988
BEACHES -- Stage and other pettis
BETTE MIDLER
1963 BEACH PARTY -- Just a glimpse of pouf on the beach. ANNETTE FUNICELLO
1953
BEAT THE DEVIL --  Glimpses of 50s bouffant, but rare.
JENNIFER JONES
1997 THE BEAUTICIAN AND THE BEAST -- Ball gowns! Especially hers! And in the last ten minutes, Ms. Drescher is wearing a 50's style orange dress with petticoats underneath. We catch a glimpse when she sits on the stairs, but the poufiness of the dress makes it evident long before that.
Review by Stephanie
FRAN DRESCHER
2000 BEAUTIFUL -- At the beginning, there are black-and-white clips of old beauty contests, perhaps all from Miss America pageants. Many of these clips show (briefly) the glorious gowns of the fifties and early sixties, bolstered, of course, by crinolines, although they don't show. In the movie itself, Ms. Driver and others wear various interesting costumes, including ball gowns and tutu-like dresses. Review by Priscilla MINNIE DRIVER
1958 BEAUTIFUL BUT DANGEROUS -- Ms. Lollobrigida in a "mermaid" evening gown! GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA
2017 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST -- Appears Disney is featuring a gown which is as 'authentic' as the one in the 2015 Cinderella      
2007 BECAUSE I SAID SO -- One petti scene, but Ms. Keaton is poufy a lot. DIANE KEATON
1960 BECAUSE THEY'RE YOUNG -- Typical fifties bouffant ROBERTA SHORE
TUESDAY WELD
2017 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST -- Wonderful gown!
1971 THE BEGUILED -- One scene shows the star on the ground with a man, her petticoats all in disarray! GERALDINE PAGE
1960 THE BELLBOY  -- Varies 50s bouffant walk-bys (ANONYMOUS)
1946 LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE French -- ("Beauty and the Beast") JOSETTE DAY
1952 THE BELLE OF NEW YORK  Click here for 4 images  VERA-ELLEN
1934
BELLE OF THE NINETIES      Screen capture (perhaps a publicity photo)
MAE WEST
1960
BELLS ARE RINGING -- Ms. Holliday wears some sweet dresses in this one. Catch the adorable number when she is crawling on her hands and knees in front of the couch that Dean Martin is laying on. Just after, her petticoats are visible.  Just beautiful!
Another character wears a beautiful striped balloon dress.
JUDY HOLLIDAY
1955 THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY -- Although most of the store takes place in the 1920's and 1930's, Ms. Reed clearly wears many mid-1950's gowns with petticoats. I particularly like the green satin gown she wears in one scene. Furthermore, there are dance sequences with young people who are clearly dressed in the styles popular when the movie was made. Review by Rhonda Risque DONNA REED
1957 BERNADINE -- 50s bouffant TERRY MOORE
1969 BEST HOUSE IN LONDON -- Brothel pettis. JOANNA PETTET  
1982
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS -- Miss Parton briefly shown in petticoats, as well as an introduction number featuring a chorus of gals in pettis.  Dance scene vidclip   Still-clip
DOLLY PARTON
1959 THE BEST OF EVERYTHING -- Fifties bouffant HOPE LANG
1990
BETSEY'S WEDDING -- Some eighties bouffant 
MOLLY RINGWALD
1988
BEETLEJUICE      StillClip with Ms. Ryder
GEENA DAVIS &
WINONA RYDER
1980 BEULAH LAND TVM -- The scene featuring plantation mistress being photographed in her biggest hoops near the mansion is well worth it, according to Jerome! Aside from that, there are plenty of anti-Bellum petticoats! LESLIE ANN WARREN
2005
BEWITCHED -- Ms. Kidman strolls about in public with her fashion-statement petti.   10 MByte clip
NICOLE KIDMAN
1956
BEYOND MOMBASA -- Some fifties bouffant 
DONNA REED
2004 BEYOND THE SEA -- 50s pettis.  Promo picture KATE BOSWORTH
1999
BICENTENNIAL MAN -- In the second half of the film, there is a short sequence at a futuristic ball with women dressed in gowns, some with retro hoops and full long skirts.
EMBETH DAVIDTZ
1988 BIG -- Trampoline fun!       (Other trampoline fun! - not from the movie) ELIZABETH PERKINS
1988 BIG BUSINESS -- Bouffant checkered gingham dresses!  Ms. Midler’s best scene is while doing a stage dance with a cow!  Review by Shelley BETTE MIDLER
1955
THE BIG COMBO -- Toward the middle, Miss Wallace is seen in a luscious evening gown.
JEAN WALLACE
 2003
BIG FISH -- Fifties bouffant 
ALISON LOHMAN
1954 THE BIG DEADLY GAME - a/k/a "Third Party Risk" - On set, in costume MAUREEN SWANSON
1956 BIGGER THAN LIFE -- Fifties bouffant     Stillclips BARBARA RUSH
1952 BIG JIM McCLAIN -- Small glimpses only. NANCY OLSON
1952 THE BIG NORTH  a/k/a 'The Wild North'   Publicity photo CYD CHARISSE
1942 THE BIG STREET      Life photos LUCILLE BALL
1988 BIG-TOP PEE WEE -- There are several great scenes featuring petticoats, but our favorite is when Pee Wee attacks Ms. Miller on a picnic blanket while revealing a lot of nice, full petticoats! PENELOPE ANN MILLER
1953
THE BIGAMIST -- Some 50's bouffant, including a nice pleated full shirtwaist number.
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2014 BIG EYES -- 50's bouffant
1952 THE BIG TREES        Lobby Card PATRICE WYMORE
1945
BILLY ROSE'S DIAMOND HORSESHOE a/k/a 'Diamond Horseshoe' -- There is much to see in the way of stage pettis   STILL CLIP
BETTY GRABLE
1962 BILLY ROSE'S JUMBO --  For those of you who enjoy tutus or "circus-type" attire, there is a wonderful scene/song that Day performs from a high trapeze wearing the most delectable pink leotards and tutu! The film is also chock full of Miss Day in other pettis as well. DORIS DAY
1963 THE BIRDS -- We see several scenes of younger girls in dresses with petticoats; the film is peppered with such. TIPPI HEDRON
1956 THE BIRDS AND THE BEES -- According to Gil R., the lobby poster* lives up to its promise... MITZI GAYNOR
1929 BLACKMAIL -- Alfred Hitchcock's first sound film yields froufrou!     VidClip ANNY ONDRA
1954 BLACK WIDOW -- Minimal fifties fullness
1994
BLANK CHECK -- Check out the bouffant at the birthday party!
KAREN DUFFY
1999 BLAST FROM THE PAST -- Some shirtwaist petti-flips SISSY SPACEK
1930 DER BLAUE ENGEL - German - "The Blue Angel" -- Ms. Dietrich wears a VERY fluffy hooped-type short skirt MARLENE DIETRICH
1958 THE BLOB -- Watch when Steve McQueen picks up Miss Corseaut in the grocery store scene--very frou frou!.  She also falls down backward over some spilled canned goods. ANETA CORSEAUT
1930
THE BLUE ANGEL - German - "Der Blaue Engel" --
Ms. Dietrich wears a VERY fluffy hooped-type short skirt.   
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MARLENE DIETRICH
1959 BLUE DENIM CAROL LYNLEY 
1961 BLUE HAWAII JOAN BLACKMAN
1946
BLUE SKIES -- A great scene with hoopskirts on stage
JOAN CAULFIELD
1976 BOBBIE JO AND THE OUTLAW     Stillclips and video     LYNDA CARTER
1953 BOUM SUR PARIS -- French     Stillclips
1943 AU BONHEUR DES DAMES -- French   ("Shop Girls of Paris")  1890s cage crinolines/dressing scenes    
Full movie on YouTube
BLANCHETTE BRUNOY
1956 BONJOUR SOURIRE -- French     Stillclips
1958  
BONJOUR TRISTESSE -- Some wonderful bouffant gowns--watch the dancing!  Fifties bouffant throughout.
JEAN SEBERG
1962   BON VOYAGE DEBORAH WALLEY
1990   BOOK OF LOVE -- 50s prom gowns TRICIA LEIGH FISHER
1950
BORN TO BE BAD --  Floor-length, full early 50s gowns.    
1984 THE BOSTONIANS -- Fin-de-Siecle petticoats! VANESSA REDGRAVE
1938 BOTTOMS UP -- Miss Ball in a mermaid gown (promo) LUCILLE BALL
1971 THE BOY FRIEND       CD COVER
1962
BOYS' NIGHT OUT -- Miss Novak treats us to some great 50s bouffant; she wears a beauty pink number while fixing dinner!  Also, catch the pretty red petticoat (nicely contrasting with her black dress) when she dives on a bed.   Her dresses DO rustle aplenty, too.  Nice!~
KIM NOVAK
1961 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S  -- Very small scene with a gown--skin tight to the calves and then extremely bouffant
(al la Jayne Mansfield)
AUDREY HEPBURN
1996 BREAKING THE WAVES -- Love scene with the bride still wearing her wedding dress!! EMILY WATSON
1956 THE BRIDE  IS MUCH TOO BEAUTIFUL a/k/a  HER BRIDAL NIGHT (French -- "La Mariée est Trop Belle") -- Bardot crinies!  Off set shot
2004 BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON -- Some delightful bouffantOr are these just false promo promises? RENÉE ZWELLEGER
1954 BRIGADOON  Stillclips CYD CHARISSE  
1935 BRIGHT LIGHTS   Lobby card ANN DVORAK
1988   BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY PHOEBE CATES  
1935 BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (Nice fin de cicle stage pettis as well as nice ballerinas)   ELEANOR POWELL
1937 BROADWAY MELODY OF 1938   Still clip      JUDY GARLAND
1939
BROADWAY SERENADE    Lobby card
JEANETTE MacDONALD
1982>
present
BROOKSIDE  TVS -- Bridal pettis  SUE JENKINS et al.....
2000 BRUNO a/k/a "The Dress Code"-- A touching movie about a sweet young boy who likes to wear dresses because "it gives me power."  Watch the hoopskirt and the poufy western skirt he wears toward the end. With petti showing, he looks great!  ALEX LINZ
1959
A BUCKET OF BLOOD -- Fifties full skirts, with a nice show of pettis towards the end (chase scene).
1959 THE BUDDENBROOKS -- West German --  Stillclip   NADJA TILLER
1978
THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY -- Considering the time period , there is very little bouffant - some,  though.
MARIA RICHWINE &
AMY JOHNSTON
1944
BUFFALO BILL -- One short specific scene shows petticoats being put on one after the other.   Promotional picture
MAUREEN O'HARA
1992 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER KRISTY SWANSON
1945
BUGAMBILIA -- Mexican  The best petticoat scene ever! (YouTube video) A very good petticoat undressing scene - Layers of petticoats (frilly and lacy), and cage-crinoline and bloomers are presented by Miss del Rio. Though the video is not of very good quality and in B&W, I think this a real counterpart for the well-known petticoat scenes in Gone With the Wind.  In reality, Bugambilia is a flower, but in the movie she represents the heroine of an aristocratic family during the Mexican revolution of the 1860's. - Visitor review       Video of undressing scene
DOLORES DEL RIO
1958 BÜHNEFREI FÜR MARIKA -- German [UNKNOWN]
1988 BULL DURHAM -- At one point, Miss Sarandon appears in a relatively full -skirted dress with a red cinch belt, which rustles delightfully! SUSAN SARANDON
1956
BUNDLE OF JOY -- Lots of 50s petticoat display
DEBBIE REYNOLDS
???? BURN THE FLOOR -- Modern and Latin dance video -- Plenty of 50s-style rock 'n roll skirt flipping!) [UNKNOWN]
1969 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
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19th Century pettiscenes!
KATHERINE ROSS
1999 BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER -- Poufy, modern party dresses at graduation at the end - pettis showing. NATASHA LYONNE
1963 BYE BYE BIRDIE -- Many great shots in this one, but the scene in which the girls all swoon outdoors is wonderful to take in some scenery.  
The opening and closing scenes have a lovely Ms. Margret rushing toward the camera and playing with her early 50's flaring skirt. Although she has no dance scenes in this outfit (a pity) in the final credits, as she again rushes toward the camera, she briefly lifts her skirt, revealing her petticoat and panties on her left side. It is really quick, but in slow motion, very delightful, and surely no accident.  Review by Martin B.    
Clips
ANN-MARGRET
1995
BYE BYE BIRDIE  -- TVM -- The 50s pettis are a bit less full in this version, but still apparent and worth viewing
CHYNNA PHILLIPS
1961
BY LOVE POSSESSED -- Late 50s bouffant 
LANA TURNER

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