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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|1962||IF A MAN ANSWERS Stillclip||SANDRA DEE|
|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 -- Susan Hayward 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.||CAROLE ANN CAMPBELL|
|1994||I'LL DO ANYTHING -- Small show of little girl crinies near the end.||WHITTNI WRIGHT|
I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS -- Stage girl froufrou Lobby Card
-- 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
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'
|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.||SANDRA DEE|
|1958||IMMER DIE RADFAHRER -- Austrian Song from film||KATHARIN MAYBERG|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|INTERLUDE Lobby card||JUNE ALLYSON|
|IN THE FRENCH STYLE Full showing on YouTube||JEAN SEBERG|
|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|
|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.)
|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 (There are many opportunities to see her petti peeking out!). Takes place at the very end of The Era, and slight Bouffant is apparent, as well at least one slight petti sighting.||VICKY TIU|
|1962||IT HAPPENED IN ATHENS Lobby Card||JAYNE MANSFIELD|
|1963||IT'S ALL HAPPENING||ANGELA DOUGLAS|
CYD CHARISSE &
|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|
DEBBIE REYNOLDS &
|1962||IT'S TRAD, DAD! a/k/a "Ring-a-Ding Rhythm" Stillclip -- Fifties bouffant||HELEN SHAPIRO|
|1951||I WANT YOU -- Small show of little girls' crinies near the end.||DOROTHY McGUIRE|
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