Petticoats and Crinolines in Films
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 at staylace.com
Many of the corset-era productions show gowns and petticoats as well!
Any rating comments obviously refer to the quality of the film vis-ā-vis frou-frou
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TVM = TV Movie, TVP = TV Special
Note: All clips available here are for review purposes only, presented in order to entice the viewer to purchase the film in its entirety. All copyrights are respected.
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|1996||JACK -- Ms. Drescher wears a very cute, bouncy short dress (almost like a "cigarette girl"!) with crinies sticking out.||FRAN DRESCHER|
|JAMBOREE -- Some nice 50s petti-dance scenes, with flips!||KAY MEDFORD|
|1943||JANE EYRE -- Jane herself is much too serious and austere for much in the way of pettis, but the little girl for whom she becomes governess wears this darling style in lots of scenes. She was played by the famous child star Margaret O'Brien [who must have been smothered in more fussy, old fashioned pettis than any girl this century; just look at her filmography: "Jane Eyre," "Meet Me in St Louis," "Little Women," "The Secret Garden"... Review by Pammie (RIP) Stillclips #1 #2||MARGARET O'BRIEN|
veritable cornucopia of gorgeous gowns belled out with what must be
innumerable underskirts (though very little on show). There is a
particularly gorgeous 'number' in white, with pale blue ribbon trim."
Review by Fiona
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|1980||THE JAYNE MANSFIELD STORY (TVM) -- Sometimes the great scene where Loni jumps into Arnold Schwartzenegger's arms is cut, but it's really worth checking out! ...and then there is the great mermaid gown scene. BUY THE FILM!||LONI ANDERSON|
|1960||JAZZ BOAT -- Fifties bouffant, especially in the dance scenes Stills: #1 #2 #3 Video||ANNE AUDBREY|
|2014||JERSEY BOYS -- Near the end||(NO WOMEN SPECIFICALLY HIGHLIGHTED)|
|1938||JEZEBEL-- A crinoline classic! In the 1850's, an unmarried Southern belle attends a ball wearing a scarlet dress, shocking genteel antebellum society. In the war between the crinies, the Southern gals always win hands down, right? Watch for the scene when Ms. Davis, clad in a gorgeous, beautifully laundered and starched cloud of snowy, frilly lace, goes out on the steps of the colonnaded mansion to sing. Why it was [presumably later] colorized, I do not know, for the red of her gown can be sensed even in B&W! -- Review by Pammie||BETTE DAVIS|
|JOHNNY AND THE BOMB (TVM) Stillclips||SAMANTHA SEAGER|
|JONAH HEX Preproduction picture||MEGAN FOX|
|JOURNEY INTO AUTUMN (Kvinnodröm) --Swedish a/k/a "Dreams" Stillclip||HARRIET ANDERSSON|
|1963||JUDY GARLAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (TVP)-- Stars the Garland family. This TV special features Liza in a beautifully festive gown and a sweet, full petticoat too!||JUDY GARLAND|
|1960||JUKE BOX RHYTHM -- Some fifties bouffant||JO MORROW|
|1959||LA JUMENT VERDE - French - a/k/a "The Green Mare" Stills||SANDRA MILO|
|1999||JUST LOOKING -- Some glimpses of early 50s pettis -nothing special.||AMY BRAVERMAN|
|2003||JUST MARRIED -- Some very nice modern bridal tulle froufrou (especially on the bed)||BRITTANY MURPHY|
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