Petticoats and Crinolines in Films
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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TVM = TV Movie
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CYD CHARISSE &
|2009||EASY VIRTUE -- Short cancan scene||JESSICA BIEL|
|1953||THE EDDIE CANTOR STORY -- Stage froufrou||MARILYN ERSKINE|
|1994||ED WOOD -- Fifties bouffant||JOHNNY DEPP|
|2002||8 WOMEN French ("8 femmes") -- Notable for the many glimpses of fully fashioned seamed nylon stockings worn by most of the women, and the frothy petticoats worn throughout the film by the character of Suzon. This lovely young woman, with a touch of Audrey Hepburn in her looks, is involved in a short tussle with her younger sister; the two girls wrestle on the floor, and of course we are treated to a wonderful glimpses of (stiff) frothy lace, stocking tops and suspenders as Gaby, with her sister sitting on her chest, kicks her legs in the air to try to escape. Delicious! Later, their mother, Gaby (played by Catherine Deneuve), is in a tussle with her sister-in-law, and they too end up on the floor. This short scene is more tender - the camera focuses on the gentle entwining of their nylon covered legs, and the scene ends with the two women locked in a tight embrace, as the sister in law seduces the girls' mother. These are highly erotic moments in a very enjoyable film, and those who love the fashions of the fifties are encouraged to see it. Review by an unidentified visitor||CATHERINE DENEUVE|
|2003||ELF -- Minimal display of female elves wearing pettis that stick out from under their dresses.||JANE BRADBURY|
|2007||ENCHANTED-- Fairy princess ballgowns plus 60s dress with petticoat.||AMY ADAMS|
|1945||LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS French -- Arletty is magnificent in different 19th century bouffant gowns.||ARLETTY|
|2007||EPIC MOVIE-- Ms. Chambers wears a petticoat under her skirt||FAUNE A. CHAMBERS|
|1968||THE ERNEST GREEN STORY--TVM||(NON-SPECIFIC)|
Full view! One of the best, as
the girls prepare for the debutante ball!
Another fabulous scene is where
Ms. Lang has sex thru her mountain of petticoats!
There is also some nice 50s bouffant, and one scene where Ms. Lang wears this incredible gown for sitting in a convertible in a parade!
|1952||EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS -- Lots of pettis here! Pay particular attention to the title song, sung by Miss Lewis in a spectacular dress, half way through. Also, two ladies dancing, and on the little girl as well.||
MARGE CHAMPI0N &
|2004||EVEL KENIEVEL-- Some flashes of 50s pettis||MAGGIE BUTTERFIELD|
|1928||EXCESS BAGGAGE Stillclip||JOSEPHINE DUNN|
|1988||THE EXPERTS -- Just a peek here and there!||KELLY PRESTON|
|1961||THE EXPLOSIVE GENERATION -- The twilight of the Golden Era of Pettis is upon this movie, for there is nary a one in sight on the high school teenagers. However, take note of the cheerleaders at the basketball game -- froufrou!||PATTY McCORMICK|
|1960||EXPRESSO BONGO -- Shirtwaist with crinies peekin' out plus more! Full film on YouTube||SYLVIA SYMS|
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