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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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1955 DADDY LONG LEGS -- Fifties bouffant in dance scene
1950

LA DAME de CHEZ MAXIM -- Cancan  Poster

ARLETTE POIRIER
2011 DAMSELS IN DISTRESS   Dance scene toward the end of this trailer
1998  
DANCE WITH ME -- Within the first 15 minutes or so of the beginning there is a costume party-dance and one of the grown-up girls wears a blue poodle skirt and is very petticoated; the scene lasts a few minutes, with several nice twirls that give us a nice little teasing peek of what those girls wear under poodle skirts (that guys can't talk about). Later comes a regrettably short championship dance contest--some of the girls have pettis on. One was worn by a younger gal under a blue short poodle skirt--watch one of the men pick up the this girl and put her on his shoulder! - Review by Denise       Vidclip
VANESSA WILLIAMS
1940 DANCING ON A DIME      Image VIRGINIA DALE
1953 DANGEROUS CROSSING -- Limited early 50s bouffant
1958
DANGEROUS EXILE -- VidClip (starts at 0.37 seconds.) The exciting scene catches the heroine when she is sitting on the beach, and reveals her many layers of petticoats. Of course, there are some very elaborate gowns of the revolutionary period of the 1789`s as well.
BELINDA LEE
1970   DARLING LILI -- Cancan! JULIE ANDREWS
1948
A DATE WITH JUDY -- Early fifties bouffant (unusual for  this year, although June Allyson is seen in a few movies with such...!)    Video
JANE POWELL  & ELIZABETH TAYLOR
1950
THE DAUGHTER OF ROSIE O'GRADY -- Stage pettis
JUNE HAVER
1957 DAVY -- Just near the start is a music hall skit which features a very attractive lady (not Miss Shaw) in a full petti maid's frock and she shows plenty of leg during the slapstick. SUSAN SHAW
1998
THE DAY LINCOLN WAS SHOT -- TVM  The ball scene!        YouTube clip
DONNA MURPHY
1956 THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED -- Fifties bouffant* LORI NELSON
1956
DEATH OF A SCOUNDREL -- 50s bouffant, specifically during the 'party' scene.
YVONNE DeCARLO,
ZSA ZSA GABOR &
NANCY GATES
1954
DEEP IN MY HEART -- Stage pettis and hoops
MERLE OBERAN & ROSEMARY CLOONEY
2004 DE-LOVELY -- Prior to and during the ending credits, there is dancing with many petti-clad girls and a large display of froufrou
1969 DE SADE -- Small struggle shows Victorian pettis SENTA BERGER
1957 DESIGNING WOMAN --  Plenty of 50s bouffant, with peeks of pettis, especially near the end.       StillClips plus LAUREN BACALL &
DOLORES GRAY
1955 DESPASADORA - Filipino    Video (UNKNOWN)
1985 DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN -- A little poufy evening dress and a magician assistant's outfit ROSANNA ARQUETTE
1993 DESPERATE REMEDIES -- Fetishistic versions of 1950s fashions with huge crinoline skirts and tight bodices. JENNIFER WARD- LEALAND & LISA CHAPPELL
1954 DESTRY-- CanCan! MARI BLANCHARD
1933 THE DEVIL'S BROTHER -- This delightfully funny and musical Laurel and Hardy adaptation of Auber's comic opera, "Fra Diavolo," features wonderfully authentic eighteenth century costumes. The tragic but beautiful, blonde Thelma Todd (who died mysteriously two years later) is actually seen in rare glimpses of period lingerie, including multiple petticoats, hoops, corsets, and other underwear of the time. Music lovers can enjoy the lively singing of Dennis King and the fans of Laurel and Hardy will get a kick out of their comic antics, particularly when Laurel gets drunk sampling a keg of wine! - Review by Rhonda Risque THELMA TODD
2006
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA --  Toward the end there are a couple of petticoated skirts. Miss Hathaway wears a gorgeous iridescent green skirt with layers of pettis underneath, and another actress wears a black tulle bouffant skirt.
ANNE HATHAWAY
1954
DIAL M FOR MURDER -- A nice bouffant gown at the beginning
GRACE KELLY
1945
DIAMOND HORSESHOE a/k/a 'Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe' -- There is much to see in the way of stage pettis   STILL CLIP
BETTY GRABLE
1946
DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID -- Bouffant TOC gowns
PAULETTE GODDARD
1957 DINO --There is a lengthy teenage dance segment where the camera is set for low angle shots to catch the girls flying petticoats.
Review by Shelley
SUSAN KOHNER
1987 DIRTY DANCING --  Stillclips JENNIFER GREY &
1988 DIRTY DANCING CONCERT TOUR MERRY CLAYTON
2004
DIRTY DANCING - HAVANA NIGHTS -- Fifties petti displays
ROMOLA GARAI
1988
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS -- Meager bouffant in one dress
GLENNE HEADLY
2012 DJANGO UNCHAINED -- Bouffant maid outfit KERRY WASHINGTON
1955
DOCTOR AT SEA --  Dirk Bogarde helps home a drunk blonde girl in dark blue chiffon and taffeta dress - lovely rustles as she twirls round, and then flops to the floor. Then she is dragged her across the floor to the bedroom whilst the dress really rustles lovely! - Review by David  Another scene with Miss Bardot en petti.  Publicity picture(?) at the top of this page.
BRIGITTE BARDOT &
BRENDA De BANZIE
1967
DOCTOR DOOLITTLE -- Of course, Ms. Eggar wears long pettis with her Hollywood corsets.  ...and this tutu scene (after 2 minutes)
SAMANTHA EGGAR
2000 (Dr. SEUSS) HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS -- Oh yes! Lots of little girls and ladies in pettis! At one point the little girl falls down a hole and the pettis go a-flyn'! TAYLOR MOMSEN
1991 DOGFIGHT  -- This 3.5 star film stars Ms. Taylor as a homely girl, but there is a sweet bedroom scene where she is wearing a conservative dress with a petticoat that is so beguiling. Proof positive that the clothes make the woman! She's just a doll in this one. Probably the best actress working today! - Review by Rhonda Risque LILI TAYLOR
1945
THE DOLLY SISTERS    Lobby Card
BETTY GRABLE &
JUNE HAVER
1959 DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP -- Minimal fifties petti display DINA MERRILL
1945 DON'T FENCE ME IN -- Right at the beginning, some beguiling little stage frocks, with plenty of pettis. DALE EVANS
1956   DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK (NON-SPECIFIC)  
1962
DON'T KNOCK THE TWIST -- Made at the cusp of the 50s and 60s, this film features at least one nice bouffant cocktail dress, but also a variety of ugly 60s creations.
MARI BLANCHARD
1967 DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD a/k/a "Carry On: Don't Lose Your Head"-- Based on 18c "The Scarlet Pimpernel"; lovely taffeta, satin, and silk gowns.  Review by David JOAN SIMS
1991   DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD -- Female impersonator with very bouffant pettis. CHRISTINA APPLEGATE 
1986
DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS -- Son in a family prances about in a short pink  petticoat which is referred to as a 'tutu.'
BETTE MIDLER
1968 DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE -- Nice ivory satin gown. Review by David VERONICA CARLSON
1946
DRAGONWYCK -- Gorgeous hooped crinolines     StillClip
1985 DREAMCHILD -- "Alice" of "Alice in Wonderland" (played by a very fetching child actress) in some nice pettis and pinafores (flashbacks)! AMELIA SHANKLEY
2006 DREAMGIRLS -- Mermaid gowns  BEYONCÉ  KNOWLES
1955 DREAMS ('Kvinnodröm') --Swedish a/k/a "Journey Into Autumn"    Stillclip HARRIET ANDERSSON
1986 DREAM WEST -- TVS            YouTube clip #1   #2 ALICE KRIGE
1953
DREAM WIFE -- Fifties bouffant
2000 THE DRESS CODE a/k/a "Bruno"-- 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
1954 DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD    YouTube entire movie DIANNE FOSTER
1991 DROP DEAD GORGEOUS -- Short glimpse of pettis on the stage. SALLY KELLERMAN
1943   DUBARRY WAS A LADY -- Panniers and the such. VIRGINIA O'BRIEN 

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