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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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2006


EL LABERINTO DEL FAUN (Spanish) a/k/a "Pan's Labyrinth" --
Little girl's pretty black dress shows plenty of white petticoat.

IVANA BAQUERO
1986


LABYRINTH
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Miss Connelly's ballgown is certainly worth the viewing.

 

JENNIFER CONNELLY
1997 L.A. CONFIDENTIAL -- Bouffant early 50s styles (not too much, though) KIM BASSINGER
1933 LADIES MUST LOVE    Lobby Card DOROTHY BURGESS
1981 LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS-- 1840s crinolines ISABELLE HUPPERT
1942
LADY FOR A NIGHT        Lobby Card   Stillclip

 

 

JOAN BLONDELL
1957 LADY OF VENGEANCE -- Fifties bouffant ANN SEARS
1990
LAMBADA -- Pettis worn as skirts in some of the dance scenes.   Trailer  

 

KAYLA BLAKE
1969 LAND RAIDERS-- Western petticoats ARLENE DAHL
1936 THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS BINNIE BARNES
1971 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW-- Ellen Burstyn is seen wearing a beautiful white dress with a poufy petticoat during the Christmas dance. Review by Shelley  CYBILL SHEPPERD
1954
THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS-- Stunning Ms. Taylor wears a gracefully-structured strapless floor length sliver ballgown that is utterly enchanting -- other fifties fashions sprinkle this period film, including little girl bouffant.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR
1960
THE LAST VOYAGE-- Tail-end fifties (limited) bouffant sprinkled throughout

 

 

DOROTHY MALONE
1953 LATIN LOVERS-- Early fifties bouffant                       Stillclips LANA TURNER
1946 LATIN QUARTER   Stillclip JOAN GREENWOOD
1951 LAUGHTER IN PARADISE   Stillclips
1960 THE LEECH WOMAN (VARIED)
2005 LEGEND OF ZORRO -- a wonderful short shot of some great 19th century Spanish petticoats, as Ms. Zeta Jones alights from her carriage!  CATHERINE ZETA JONES
1963 THE LEOPARD-- 1860's dresses. CLAUDIA CARDINALE
1959
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES -- French  --  Bouffant Era dresses
1957 LET'S BE HAPPY-- 50s bouffant and a very nice pale blue mermaid worn by Miss Vera-Ellen VERA-ELLEN
1950 LET'S DANCE-- Ms. Hutton appears as a chorus girl, along with several others, dressed in the most beautiful "cigarette girl" type dress. It's the most fabulous shade of blue! Such scenes are fairly lengthy, so you have a chance to drool. There are other scenes of merit. BETTY HUTTON
1953 LET'S DO IT AGAIN-- Early 50s bouffant JANE WYMAN
 1976
LET'S GET THOSE ENGLISH GIRLS -- a/k/a  "A nous les petit Anglais" -- French  (Bouffant Era dresses)   
1958 LET'S ROCK --Some 50s bouffant
1949 A LETTER TO THREE WIVES -- Watch Miss Sothern's gorgeous white gown
1988
LICENSE TO DRIVE-- Look for the carhop girls.
YouTube clip of edited version of the short-skirted tutu-ed carhop scene
HEATHER GRAHAM
1958 LIFE BEGINS AT 17-- Fifties bouffant LUANA ANDERS &
DOROTHY JOHNSON
2001 LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND - ME AND MY SHADOWS -- TVM  -- A beautiful full white skirt at the end and the beginning!   JUDY DAVIS
1967 THE LIFT (UNKNOWN)
1955 LILACS IN  THE SPRING     StillClip* ANNA NEAGLE
1953 LILI       Dream sequence stillclips    Aside from these, half-way through Miss Caron wears a perky stage number; Zsa Zsa Gabor is also seen in a attractive early fifties frock. LESLIE CARON
1964
LILITH -- Beatty hoists the lovely Ms. lovely Jean Seberg onto a horse at a festival. As she is lifted, her full skirt shoots up, revealing not only her underskirts but her white panties as well. It is a choice scene, especially when played in slow motion. Review by Dennis
JEAN SEBERG
1988 LINCOLN a/k/a "Gore Vidal's Lincoln" -- TVM -- Hoopskirts MARY TYLER MOORE
1952
LIMELIGHT -- Early 20th century stage pettis, and ballet    
CLAIRE BLOOM
1970 LITTLE BIG MAN FAYE DUNAWAY
1935
THE LITTLE COLONEL     VidClip    
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
2006 LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE -- Watch for the kiddy beauty pageant near the end, with dresses to die for!  CLIPS ABIGAIL BRESLIN
1935
THE LITTLEST REBEL    Take    
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
1939 THE LITTLE PRINCESS -- Shirley wears a very froufrou party dress in this film and in color! Also, she wears a delightful ballet-type gown in a dream sequence.
--Review by Shelley 
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
1994
THE LITTLE RASCALS -- Sugar Plum  Fairies    
(VARIED)
1960 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS JACKIE JOSEPH
1986 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS     CLIPS ELLEN GREENE
1994 LITTLE WOMEN - A nice cage crinoline dressing scene. WINONA RYDER
2003 THE LIZZIE McGUIRE MOVIE -- A little froufrou -- nice mermaid gown HILARY DUFF
1995 LIVING IN OBLIVION-- Some froufrou under a ballgown in a struggle, and, then, many shots of a bouffant wedding gown worth viewing. CATHERINE KEENER
1954
LIVING IT UP -- Magnificent early fifties bouffant!    
JANET LEIGH
2003
THE LIZZIE McGUIRE MOVIE -- A little froufrou -- nice mermaid gown    
HILARY DUFF
1944 THE LODGER-- Check out the dancehall costume! MERLE OBERON
1955 LOLA MONTÈS -- French -- The best petti image was portrayed at the end of Lola's marriage and she was sitting down in her bedroom - I've looked for some stills. The first  picture is from the bedroom scene, but is not the best petticoat moment; she gets up and sits down again a few times, one time with a lot more petticoat in shot. She seems to be wearing at least two petticoats. The second still is from an earlier scene.   Review by Rhino      Buy the DVD MARTINE CAROL
1962 LOLITA-- Lyon lays across the hotel bed and the camera actually positions itself behind her so that we see her beautifully poufy petticoat!  Later, we see Lyon’s petticoats sitting  across a side chair!  Ms. Lyon has several nice scenes (and the high school dance is worth seeing), but another one is where she seats herself in a wooden rocking chair to eat a sandwich.  Low level camera angle catches the scenery here!  Especially nice is when she lays on the bed on her stomach, and the camera angle is from the rear!  She is crystal clear in Tessy's eyes as the ideal young teenager ('nymphet'), doing devastating justice to a bouffant dress and tight belt! SUE LYON
1997 LOLITA-- There are no pettis displayed although the era is right, but keep an eye on Lolita's bedroom closet when Humbert lounges in there. DOMINIQUE SWAIN
2013 THE LONE RANGER-- Stage hoops...
1958 THE LONG, HOT SUMMER-- 50s bouffant apparent


JOANNE WOODWARD

1954 THE LONG, LONG, TRAILER-- Note the "carrying the bride over the threshold" scene LUCILLE BALL
2005
THE LOST CITY-- 50s bouffant    
INÉS SASTRE
1941 LOUISIANA PURCHASE-- Lots of gowns with hoops; the fashion parade is just wonderful, with some marvelous 'Southern Belle' dresses, in all their glory. There's a scene where Vera is trying to seduce a senator and she's wearing a beautiful dress with a full display of pettis when she starts to dance. Also, the Mardi Gras ball has lots of frillies, with Vera in a ballerina costume that has a full set of pettis for a tutu-- Review by "Ace" VERA ZORINA
1999 LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE--TVM-- "Love in the Old South" episode: A spoof on the huge amount of undergarments worn by Southern belles      VidClip
1990
LOVE AT LARGE-- About half way through, one of the supporting actresses (Magnuson?) appears at a cocktail party wearing a green dress with a flurry of petticoats!
ELIZABETH PERKINS &
ANN MAGNUSON
1995 LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE -- a/k/a 'Naomi and Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge' --  TVM -- Based on the life of The Judds: Naomi Judd was known to constantly wear poufy dresses, as in this video (note the first ten minutes or so). 
1993 LOVE IN LIMBO-- Fifties teen movie; flying pettis at the drive-in.  Vidclip RHONDDA FINDETON
1957 LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON-- Ah! The Bouffant of it all! She does it So, SO well!    StillClip - on set
1952 LOVE IS BETTER THAN EVER    Liz modeling Helen Rose dress worn in production  Stills   
1952
LOVELY TO LOOK AT-- All sorts of bouffant goings-on in the final scene (a fashion show) - several glimpses of petticoats - plus big BIG B-I-G glamorous frocks-- Review by Phil
KATHRYN GRAYSON &
ANN MILLER
1955 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME-- Petti-ed dance dress DORIS DAY
1961
LOVER COME BACK-- 50s bouffant background fashions
DORIS DAY
1948
THE LOVES OF CARMEN-- StillClip
RITA HAYWORTH
1957 LOVING YOU-- Fifties teen bouffant DOLORES HART 
2003 LUCY TVM  StillClip* RACHEL YORK
1954
LUCKY ME-- A delightful musical, comedy, Ms. Day is seen wearing the most beautiful full frock in her number, "I speak to the Stars."  It's a real beaut!
...a beautiful powder blue chiffon (lined with taffeta) cocktail gown; it has a full calf length skirt, shawl collar neckline lined in white lace, double breasted buttons on bodice front, and pettis of pale blue net -- lovely rustle of the dress, but not overloud.  Other costumes: pleated skirt of camel with pink pettis,  powder blue skirt with white pettis.---
- Review by Dave Barber      StillClip   Promo?
DORIS DAY
1955 LUCY GALLANT  JANE WYMAN
1948
LUXURY LINER-- Stage pettis
JANE POWELL

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