Froufrou I

FROU FROU LIST - I

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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1962 IF A MAN ANSWERS     Stillclip
1939
THE ICE FOLLIES OF 1939       Stillclip    Stillclip #2
JOAN CRAWFORD
2000 IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK 2    TVM -- Small display of pouf on the little girl's 50s dress in the beginning. SHARON STONE
1955 I'LL CRY TOMORROW -- plays a tragic singer, but the little girl who plays her as a child is of interest to us - the first ten minutes features her in darling fifties little girl bouffant dresses.
1994 I'LL DO ANYTHING -- Small show of little girl crinies near the end. WHITTNI WRIGHT
1951

I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS -- Stage girl froufrou    Lobby Card 

DORIS DAY
1953 DEBBIE REYNOLDS
1994 IMAGINARY CRIMES -- The film, set in 1962 Oregon,  has a marvelous scene in which the young Balk character parades around in the living room wearing her mother's petticoats and does a little dance. Then, she sits beside her petticoated mother on the couch and primps!  
It has everything I love and dream about. Beautiful pettislips, school uniforms, PJs  little cowgirl costumes. Mary Beth Sanford would have a time of her life. The younger daughter wears a charming taffeta plaid party dress I would die for. Review by 'Satin Slip'
FAIRUZA BALK
1959 IMITATION OF LIFE -- Bouffant dresses, and a great show of pettis after the graduation scene (the camera actually focuses upward!) Ms. Dee puts on quite a display as she is dressing for company and is putting on her shoes with lots of petticoat flying.  
1958 IMMER DIE RADFAHRER -- Austrian      Song from film
1968 THE IMMORTAL STORY -- French -- "Histoire immortelle" -- "This picture of Ms. Moreau shows her, in character,
lying down and trying to cool off (note her legs are raised and the hem of her skirt is above her knees) while fanning herself
with a silk Oriental fan.  (The action in the movie is supposed to have taken place in the hot and humid Far East.)" 
- Jim C.
2002 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST -- Two very short can can scenes. REESE WITHERSPOON
1964 THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET -- In the first scenes there is 50s bouffant. ELIZABETH MacRAE
1976 THE INCREDIBLE SARAH -- Hoops! GLENDA JACKSON 
1958

INDISCREET -- Fifties bouffant

   
INGRID BERGMAN
1951 THE INHERITANCE (re-release of the 1947 film "Uncle Silas) -- Nice taffeta crinoline evening dress -- you can  hear the rustles as Miss Simmons moves;  worn in several scenes. JEAN SIMMONS
1961 

THE INNOCENTS -- Hooped and cage crinolined little girl and adult early Victorian gowns, with a peek now and then.

DEBORAH KERR   
C1995
IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER (A MIDWINTER'S TALE) -- A very bouffant dress toward the end.
HETTA CHARNLEY
1965  INSIDE DAISY CLOVER-- Miss Wood, one of Tessy's heart-throbs, wears an INCREDIBLE clown outfit in this (as well as a long, bouffant gown earlier) that will stop a busload of football players <sigh>.     NATALIE WOOD

1957

INTERLUDE     Lobby card

  1955

INTERRUPTED MELODY-- Miss Parker sports a folk costume during an opera that exhibits flourishing pettis.
ELEANOR PARKER

1963

IN THE FRENCH STYLE    Full showing on YouTube JEAN SEBERG

1949

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME-- Miss Garland wears a red dress, with ample filly pink petticoats,
while dancing, 3/4 of the way through - itself enough worth seeing.
JUDY GARLAND

1960

IN TROUBLE WITH EVE a/k/a "Trouble with Eve"-- A stunning scene on a couch, as well as a maid setting the tables at the beginning. SALLY SMITH
1956  THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS -- Ms. Wynter's figure does justice to a most special sundress (and will make your mouth water) in this original version! DANA WYNTER
1997
INVENTING THE ABBOTTS -- 50s bouffant, with one intimate scene where the dress is carelessly pulled up to reveal the petticoat.
LIV TYLER &
JENNIFER CONNELLY
1956
INVITATION TO THE DANCE -- Fifties bouffant
CLAIRE SOMBERT
1944  IRISH EYES ARE SMILING -- More bouffant blarney in this musical about the composer of the song
The still clip shows Ms. Haver in some bouncy little girl style pouf and -- a huge bonus -- masses of big sister crinolines flowing and whirling all over the place in the background.
*  Review and still by Pammie (R.I.P.)
JUNE HAVER
1956 THE IRON PETTICOAT--  Miss Hepburn a la pouf!  Quite unusual. KATHERINE HEPBURN
1982 IT CAME FROM HOLLYWOOD -- Spoof of 50s B film with petticoats aflyin' GILDA RADNER
1963 IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR -- This Elvis film stars an adorable little Asian girl who wears some cute “little girl” outfits.  Review by Shelley VICKY TIU
1962 IT HAPPENED IN ATHENS   Lobby Card JAYNE MANSFIELD
1963 IT'S ALL HAPPENING ANGELA DOUGLAS
1955
IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER -- Fifties bouffant, including a special petticoated frock worn by Miss Gray.
CYD CHARISSE &
DOLORES GRAY
1956  IT'S NEVER TOO LATE-- About half an hour into the film, there's a scene with the daughter (called Tessa). She comes down the stairs in a double layer white (paper nylon?) petticoat and white "merry widow". We get a good view of her petticoat; she is carrying her dress. She comes into the front room and asks her gran to do up the petticoat (It has a draw string). Then she puts on the very full skirted dress which has two net petticoats attached, of which we also get a good view. She's then zipped up, and a bit later we get a full view of this beautiful dress. Earlier in the film, Tessa jumps over a banister and lands in a chair on the other side, and we get views of petticoats then as well. So, I can say that this British film is highly recommended!-- Review by Janet SUSAN STEPHEN
1954
IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU -- Early fifties bouffant
JUDY HOLLIDAY
1959
IT STARTED WITH A KISS -- Although Miss Reynolds disappoints in the bouffant area, there is petti-presence in this film nevertheless, especially on Miss Gabor.
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1962 IT'S TRAD, DAD!   a/k/a "Ring-a-Ding Rhythm"  Stillclip  -- Fifties bouffant HELEN SHAPIRO
1995
IT TAKES TWO-- Specific notice should be taken of the woman in the extremely bouffant black cocktail dress at the  party at the mansion.  Very unique!
KIRSTIE ALLEY
1951 I WANT YOU -- Small show of little girls' crinies near the end. DOROTHY McGUIRE
1947
I WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER NOW   Video of the song "Goodbye My Lady Love" ...and the title song, in hoopskirts 
Lobby card
JUNE HAVER

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