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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-à-vis frou-frou

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1988
HAIRSPRAY -- At the virtual end of the 50s (1963), some small inkling of 'what was' shows in the some fairly lame bouffant -- dance scenes.
RUTH BROWN
2007 HAIRSPRAY -- A better version than the 1988 -- plenty of pettis here!  Seems to take place a smidge earlier... AMANDA BYNES
1951
HALF ANGEL -- Early 50s skirts and glimpses of pettis, especially on wedding gown at end when Ms. Young falls down at the altar..
LORETTA YOUNG
1952 THE HALF BREED -- Cancan JANIS CARTER
1945 HANGOVER SQUARE -- Promo photos LINDA DARNELL
1989 HALLOWEEN 5 -- French maid pettis! WENDY KAPLAN
2009 HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE -- Related clips MILEY
CYRUS
1952  HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN -- An interesting wedding hoopskirt, and plenty of pettis!    ZIZI JEANMARIE
1967 THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE -- LESLIE ANN WARREN
1958 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY -- 50s bouffant, mostly little girls' MITZI GAYNOR
1951
HAPPY GO LOVELY -- Features a fabulous scene in which Ms. Ellen dances for a distracted Caesar Romero. Her long, flaring 1950's skirt
flies out in her spirited pirouettes, leaving nothing to the imagination, and as for her "hand stand", well... 
Review by Dennis
VERA ELLEN
1957 THE HAPPY ROAD -- Small amount of fifties bouffant BARBARA LAAGE
1999
HAPPY, TEXAS -- Convicts on the lam pose as homosexual pageant directors. This very funny film has a very worthwhile scene involving several little girl pageant contestants who perform a clogging routine that is all too brief but offers some glimpses of the girls in fabulous white petticoats which go flying to and fro as the girls dance on stage. The DVD format offers wonderful still frame and slow motion capabilities in order to savor such scenes as this. This scene is preceded by
several young contestants in ballet or fairy-type attire!
ALLY WALKER
1991
HARD NUT -- Part of a TVS entitled 'Great Performances' (From the IMDB review:) "Miss Grant... wears one incredible dress after another, proper knee-length ones with frilly things underneath. It makes this one of the great petticoated movies."
LAUREN GRANT
1946
THE HARVEY GIRLS -- Miss Garland and the other girls wear one incredible dress after another, proper knee length ones with frilly things underneath. Some make one think of the great petticoated movies of the 20th century and saloon (resembling 1950's) style pettis throughout the film. The best scene involves a fight between the Harvey girls and saloon girls (pettis flailing about all over the place).  Also note, about 3/4 of the way through, the duet dance scene - scrumptious!
JUDY GARLAND
1965 HARLOW -- French maid pettis! CARROLL BAKER
1990 HAVANA -- Short cigarette girl frames.  LENA
OLIN
2007 THE HEARTBREAK KID -- Very short glimpse of 'Mexican' petti. MICHELLE MONAGHAN
1989 HEART OF DIXIE -- 50s light bouffant and some Civil War costumes, including visible hoops. VIRGINIA MADSEN 
1983 HEART LIKE A WHEEL -- Ms. Bedelia in a lovely full skirted shirtwaist. BONNIE
BEDELIA 
2001 HEARTS IN ATLANTIS -- Watch the closet! HOPE
DAVIS
1949
THE HEIRESS -- We view Miss Dehavilland getting ready for a dance, en corset and beautiful petticoats. It is always exciting knowing what a lady is wearing under her gown! Director William Wyler ordered costume designer Edith Head to be VERY faithful to the crinolined Victorian era in this picture, and it shows. Later, the jump in time takes us to the bustled Edwardian era with equal accuracy. You're going to like this picture!
OLIVIA DEHAVILLAND
1957 HELL DRIVERS -- '50s bouffant and a dance scene where petticoats swirl at about 56 minutes into the film. PEGGY CUMMINS
1987 HELLO AGAIN -- A nice modern pouf cocktail dress SHELLEY LONG
1969
HELLO DOLLY! -- Nice display of long-skirted and short-skirted petticoats, especially in the dance sequences.
BARBRA STREISAND
1943 HELLO, FRISCO, HELLO  --  Lobby card
1987 HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II -- Lame token fifties bouffant WENDY LYON
2011 THE HELP -- Fifties bouffant  Trailer EMMA STONE
1956 HER BRIDAL NIGHT -- a/k/a; "La mariée est trop belle" Animated gifs: #1 #2
1953 HERE COME THE GIRLS -- Stage pettis ARLENE DAHL
1950 HE'S A COCKEYED WONDER -- Advertisement
1956
HEUTE HEIRATET MEIN MANN -- ('My Husband's getting Married Today') Austrian
Dressing scene with beautiful petti.
1954
THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY -- Nothing but at the end -- watch the alighting from the airplane. Film can be downloaded from a French site here.
CLAIRE TREVOR
1959 HIGH JUMP -- (ACTRESS UNKNOWN)
1960 HIGH SCHOOL CAESAR -- Fifties bouffant, Rock 'n Roll dancing, crinies, etc. YouTube full showing JUDY NUGENT
1958 HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL -- Fifties bouffant, Rock 'n Roll dancing, crinies, etc. - nice view at dance. JAN STERLING
1958
HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS -- Fifties bouffant
HEATHER AMES
1956
HIGH SOCIETY -- Ms. Kelly's wedding dress displays pettis, and she shows a LOT of wonderful froufrou when seated on a lounge chair! Also, the little girl at the piano is great. Also of note is the little girl bouffant dress.
GRACE KELLY
1988 HIGH SPIRITS DARYL HANNAH 
1960 HIGH TIME -- Some froufrou is seen here. TUESDAY WELD
1998 HILARY AND JACKIE --  One scene with full petticoat showing as Ms. Griffiths undresses RACHEL GRIFFITHS
2008 HIPSTERS -- Russian  "Dance scenes offer many views of dirty dancing in pettis!"  -  Matt L.          Trailer          Entire movie
1925 HIS MAJESTY, BUNKER BEAN  -- Lobby Card DOROTHY DEVORE
1955 HIT THE DECK -- Bouffant dresses Click here for a large peek! JANE POWELL,
DEBBIE REYNOLDS &
ANN MILLER
1942 HOLIDAY INN -- Dance fluffies!
1944 HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN-- Cute little froufrou dance dresses -- very nice! Lobby poster JOAN McCRACKEN
...and a host of other patriotic Hollywood stars
1956  HOLLYWOOD OR BUST -- Bouffant dresses ANITA EKBERG
1961
HOMICIDAL -- 50s bouffant shirtwaist worn by murderess, then a coordinated skirt and blouse which looks like a dress - the latter shows a very apparent petticoat line.
JOAN MARSHALL
1961 THE HOODLUM PRIEST -- Limited late 50s fullness/pettis
1961 THE HORSEMASTERS -- ANNETTE FUNICELLO
1956 HOT SHOTS --  STILL CLIP
1990 THE HOT SPOT -- One shot of a full-view petti VIRGINIA MADSEN
1958 HOUSEBOAT -- Bouffant dresses SOPHIA LOREN 
1953 HOUSE OF WAX -- Cancan STILL CLIPS & VID-CLIP CAROLYN JONES
1958 HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER -- Fifties froufrou, especially at dance. HEATHER AMES
1953
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE -- Miss Grable's blue bouffant dress with the pink crinoline showing out while she sits, near the beginning, is exciting -- alone, worth the watch! There is more, though, in fifties fashion to be seen.
, &
 
1966 HOW TO STEAL A MILLION -- /td> AUDREY HEPBURN
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
1963  HOW THE WEST WAS WON -- Debbie undresses to her corset and petticoats (one by one!) after a stage song. DEBBIE REYNOLDS
1959 HULA-HOPP, CONNY West German --   STILLCLIP CORNELIA FROBOESS
2012 HUMPDAY-- At the party, one of the girls wears a crinoline as "outerwear." LYNN SHELTON &
ALYCIA DELMORE
2012 THE HUNGER GAMES -- Some froufrou here and there JENNIFER LAWRENCE
2013 THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE -- StillClip   Publicity poster JENNIFER LAWRENCE

 

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