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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 at www.staylace.com/films/indexfiles/a/index.html

Many of the corset-era productions show gowns and petticoats as well!

Any rating comments obviously refer to the quality of the film vis-Ó-vis frou-frou.

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1949 MADAME BOVARY -- Flaubert Ó la froufrou, with Ms. Jones lusciously attired in a full-skirted dress of tiered linen.                                                  STILLCLIPS
2000 MADAME BOVARY -- TVM  Crinolined gowns. Also, a bedroom scene with heroine in bed and an impressive set of hoops on a stand in the window waiting for her.  Review by Stephan FRANCES O'CONNOR
1934

MADAME DuBARRY     Photo (publicity?)

1966
MADE IN PARIS     Stillclip  #2   Lobby card
ANN-MARGRET
1950 MADELEINE -- Cage crinolines throughout...including  young girl's (short) ANN TODD
1957 MADEMOISELLE STRIP-TEASE French -- Bardot-type crinies. DORA DOLL
1987 MADE TO ORDER -- Bouffant ball gown with crinies. ALLY SHEEDY
2007-2015 MAD MEN -TVS-- Set in 1959-61, there is a good share of petticoat displays in this series. (Varied)
1998 MAFIA -- Some bridal froufrou toward the beginning. CHRISTINA APPLEGATE
1927 THE MAGIC FLAME         StillClip                        (Silent)
1967 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR -- TVM -- Last scene:  Bouffant ballroom  gowns (Varied)
1954 MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION -- 50s bouffant, including a very special frock worn by Ms. Rush on the beach                  BUY THE DVD JANE WYMAN &
BARBARA RUSH
19? THE MAILBOX OF ETTORE SCOLLA  (French) -- Three woman compare their petticoats (Unknown)
1992 THE MAMBO KINGS -- At least one glimpse of petti during 'The Lucy Show' group TV-watching scene toward middle) CATHY MORIARTY
2008 MAMMA MIA! -- Two instances of pettis, one worn by Miss Baranski, the other a short petti-skirt worn by a reveler MERYL STREEP &
CHRISTINE BARANSKI
1956 MAM'SELLE STRIPTEASE French  ("En Effeuillant la Marguerite") -- Bardot crinies! -- a/k/a/ "Please Mr. Balzac" BRIGITTE BARDOT
2004
MANGO KISS -- Watch especially the party scene.
SALLY KIRKLAND & OTHERS
1953 THE MAN BEHIND THE GUN  -- One catfight with western hoops afly'n'! PATRICE WYMORE
1956
THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT-- Fifties bouffant in evidence plus a peek or two - Miss Perreau wears ONE scrumptious evening gown.
JENNIFER JONES &
GIGI PERREAU
1999 MAN ON THE MOON -- Poufy Rockettes in the last half hour. PAMELA ABDY
1955 MAN OF THE MOMENT     3 STILLCLIPS LANA MORRIS
1958 MAN OF THE WEST -- "Western" pettis.  Theater lobby placard + stillclips JULIE LONDON
1999 MAN ON THE MOON -- Some nice "Rockettes"-type costumes near the end, which show off petti! (Varied)
1933 MAN'S CASTLE    Publicity photo LORETTA YOUNG
1997 THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO LITTLE -- French maid outfit with pettis. JOANNE WHALLEY
1956
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH -- Ms. Day wears, at the beginning of the story, a lovely bouffant 50s dress, while singing the famous song 'Que sera, sera' to her boy. Other 50s bouffant seen in the film.
DORIS DAY
1959 THE MAN WHO UNDERSTOOD WOMEN -- Fifties bouffant LESLIE CARON
1949 MANON -- French  StillClip
1938
MARIE ANTOINETTE -- Panniers aplenty!
NORMA SHEARER
1955 MARIE-ANTOINETTE French/Italian ANN CARRERE
2006 MARIE ANTOINETTE -- Panniers and petticoats aplenty! KIRSTEN DUNST
2008 MARLEY AND ME -- Excellent bridal frou frou at the very beginning JENNIFER ANISTON
1946 THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO -- East German   StillClip
1979 MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN German HANNA SCHYGULLA
1956 LA MARI╔E EST TROP BELLE  a/k/a "The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful" and  "Her Bridal Night" (French) -- Bardot crinies!                  Off set shot
1991 THE MARRYING MAN KIM BASINGER
1955
MARTY -- Watch when the ladies descend the staircase! Also, other passing 50s bouffant.
BETSY BLAIR
1964 MARY POPPINS -- Ms. Andrews handles petticoats well! JULIE ANDREWS
1998 THE MASK OF ZORRO -- Spanish pettis CATHERINE ZETA JONES
1993 MATINEE -- Ms. Martin has several good scenes. One such scene is where she throws her legs over the edge of the bed to catch her little brother! Another sweet image has Kelly walking down a sidewalk with her friend. Simple, yet fetching. 
Review by Shelley
KELLIE MARTIN
1959
THE MATING GAME -- Fifties bouffant
DEBBIE REYNOLDS
1937 MAYTIME -- Wait for the 1850's-dressed woman in the swing. A massive hooped skirt! JEANETTE MACDONALD
1955 THE McCONNELL STORY --  Watch lovely Ms. Allyson greet test pilot Alan Ladd in wonderful full skirts of the period, complete with multiple layers of petticoats! Review by Rhonda Risque JUNE ALLYSON
1963 McLINTOCH!    Stillclip YVONNE De CARLO
1983 THE MEANING OF LIFE ("Monty Python's The Meaning of life")    Stillclips CAROL CLEVELAND
1956
MEET ME IN LAS VEGAS -- A wonderful scene (in the last quarter) where Miss Charisse wears a delightful full-skirted pleated dress with flouncy, white petticoats, which she amply displays during an energetic dance scene.  Review by Rhonda Risque    Video
CYD CHARISSE
1944 MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS -- Plenty of visible turn-of-the-century petticoats.  Promo   Stillclips     
More pettis visible on our LISA corset page
JUDY GARLAND
1959


MELODIE UND RHYTHMUS
(West German)   Clips

VERONIKA BAYER &
MARGIT SAAD
2000 MEN OF HONOR -- Small dance scene set in the early fifties. CHARLIZE THERON
2016 MERCY STREET -- TVS         Clips

1956

MERRY-GO-ROUND -- ("Korhinta")  --Hungarian       Video excerpt
A couple are dancing, her full skirt billowing outwards; just when you're thinking this is shot from the wrong camera angle...
1934
THE MERRY WIDOW    Publicity photo
JEANETTE MacDONALD
1952
THE MERRY WIDOW -- Ballroom dance scene + a cornucopia of petti-delights
LANA TURNER
2001 ME WITHOUT YOU -- Cocktail dresses with petticoats. ANNA FRIEL &
MICHELLE WILLIAMS
1958 MGA REYNA NG VICKS - Filipino   Videos #5    #6
1956 MIAMI EXPOS╔ -- Occasional 50s bouffant in background
2011 MIDNIGHT IN PARIS --  Great cancan scene RACHEL McADAMS
1988 MIDNIGHT MOVIE MASSACRE -- Beyond "camp"* JEANNE BEACHWOOD
1995
A MIDWINTER'S TALE (IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER) -- A very bouffant dress toward the end.
HETTA CHARNLEY
1994  MILK MONEY (VARIED) 
1955 THE MILLER'S BEAUTIFUL WIFE - Italian - ('La bella mugnaia')   Stills and more
2014 A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST -- Ms. Theron shows her petticoat many times, my favourite being when she is riding a horse and the whole side of her skirt is being blown back. Ms. Seyfried also shows some petticoat at the hem of a floor-length dress as she walks. Sarah Silverman had a 'going-to-bed scene' where she had discarded her dress. There's also a barn dance with many glimpses of various petticoats; one of the dancers picks up her skirt cancan-style and kicks Seth McFarlane. All that was missing was cancan girls in the saloon.  Review by Rhino      StillClips ,
&
SARAH SILVERMAN
1944
THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK -- Ms. Hutton appears in a lengthy bedroom scene and is wearing full view petticoats.
Wow, she was a looker! Seeing her tearful on her bed in petticoats is pretty hard to beat!  We will say is the petticoats of that style and fullness seem a little out of place for 1944, more 1956.
BETTY HUTTON
1962

THE MIRACLE WORKER -- Miss Bancroft on set

ANNE BANCROFT &
PATTY DUKE
2000

THE MIRACLE WORKER -- TVM -- Flounced petticoats much in evidence!

HALLIE KATE EISENBERG &
ALISON ELLIOT
2012 MIRROR, MIRROR  --  BIG gowns! JULIA ROBERTS  &
LILY COLLINS
1985 MISCHIEF-- The bedroom scene! Other stills CATHERINE MARY STEWART &
KELLY PRESTON
1958 MISS APRIL (FRÍKEN APRIL) Swedish -- Lots of nice petticoat scenes!! LENA SÍDERBLOM
2000 MISS CONGENIALITY -- Not only is the delightful Ms. Bullock dressed in a frilly, petticoated German barmaid outfit, but---later, she is shown in long duration in only the absolutely gorgeous white petticoat and camisole underneath!  It'll make your heart race! SANDRA BULLOCK
1953 MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER -- Plenty of period costumes, although I think they got the styles a little wrong for the 1850s as most of the skirts seem to have a small bustle (Ed: Bum roll?), which I think came later.  However, the dresses are still wonderful, and there is one scene where one of the actresses twirls round and round in her beautiful dress, showing the pettis like we square dancers do.    Review by Kerian PIPER LAURIE
1999
MISS JULIE -- Particularly in  the first third, there are moments when Miss Saffron shows not only the (outer) inner layers of her Victorian skirts, but the shorter, more crowded folds of her truly inner petticoats.  Both are uniquely magnificent!

SAFFRON BURROWS
1986
MISS MARPLE: THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE -- TVM --Wonderfully accurate 50s dress representation!
Beautiful full-skirted fashion with petticoats quite apparent.
TARA MacGOWRAN
2014 MISS MEADOWS   Set shots:  #1   #2
1957 MISTER CORY-- Bouffant skirts and dresses of The Era. You can SENSE the crinies underneath! MARTHA HYER
1962 MR. HOBBS TAKES A VACATION-- 50s dance sequences LAURI PETERS
1951
MR. IMPERIUM-- Keep an eye on Miss Reynolds's red skirt...
DEBBIE REYNOLDS
2007 MR. WOODCOCK-- Stillclip
1959

THE MIRACLE    Stillclip    Another

CARROLL BAKER
1957 MISTER ROCK AND ROLL-- THE ALAN FREED STORY-- Some nice 50s petti-dance scenes, with flips!* (VARIED) 
1953
MOGAMBO-- Ms. Kelly wears a wonderful (and mostly unexpected in the jungle!) violet-blue cocktail evening dress.
AVA GARDNER &
GRACE KELLY
1999 MOLLY -- Miss Shue plays a charming autistic woman who likes to wear petticoats, mostly as outerwear. ELISABETH SHUE
1992
MOM AND DAD SAVE THE WORLD -- Miss Garr sports a futuristic version of a hoopskirt
TERI GARR
2003
MONA LISA SMILE -- Fifties bouffant (Shelley informs us that, while this was not really a blatant petti-movie [lost opportunity!], the DVD contained a video by Elton John which shows what COULD have been!)     Stillclip
JULIA ROBERTS
1952 MONKEY BUSINESS -- The dress (black tulle and taffeta - with wide pleats) which Ginger Rogers wears at the start and ending, I think, is wonderful. We don't actually see petticoats, but we do see a lot of 'bouffance'.  GINGER ROGERS
1994 THE MONSTER ("Il Mostro"/"Le Monstre") Italian/French    10.7 MByte vidclip    Sample frame NICOLETTA BRASCHI
2005 MONSTER IN LAW -- Ms. Fonda wears a black & white very full skirt with a bouffant black crinoline under about a half  hour in. JANE FONDA &
JENNIFER LOPEZ
1952 MONTANA BELLE   Lobby card                                     JANE RUSSELL
2011 MONTE CARLO -- Do these images fulfill their promise?    #1   #2 SELENA GOMEZ
1953 MONTE CARLO BABY -- Hoop skirts AUDREY HEPBURN
1953 THE M0ON IS BLUE -- Minimal fifties bouffant MAGGIE McNAMARA
1940 MOON OVER BURMA -- Lobby Poster DOROTHY LAMOUR
1979 MORE THAN FRIENDS PENNY MARSHALL
1990 MOTHER GOOSE, ROCK AND RHYME -- Mr. Duvall wears a pretty blue bouffant petticoat as OUTERwear! SHELLEY DUVALL
1947
MOTHER WORE TIGHTS -- Stage pettis
BETTY GRABLE
1952 MOULIN ROUGE -- Can Can plus   Stillclips ZSA ZSA GABOR
2001 MOULIN ROUGE -- Fabulous Can Can   Stillclips NICOLE KIDMAN
1947 MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA -- Anti-Bellum hoops ROSALIND RUSSELL
1959
THE MOUSE THAT ROARED -- an all too brief rock and roll dance scene featuring a lovely girl in a full skirt that flares out a bit, showing her underskirts nicely.  Review by Dennis
(UNKNOWN)
1988
MOVING -- Minimal 80s pettis
STACEY DASH
2005
MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
JUDI DENCH
1992 MRS. 'ARRIS GOES TO PARIS -- TVM  Era Dior downs  Episodes on YouTube ANGELA LANSBURY
1996 MRS. SANTA CLAUS -- Despite her plain appearance, what's underneath speaks otherwise! The entire movie has petticoats here and there, but they're especially prominent at the Tavish Toy Factory dance (where the pictures are from), and mass population dancing in the streets to an earlier number. There are lots of things to see thanks to Angela's carefree nature, whisking her skirts around without a second thought.  Review by J. H. ANGELA LANSBURY
1959 THREE MURDERESSES  (French) -- a/k/a "Faibles Femmes"               Lobby Card     
1970 THE MUSIC LOVERS -- Cancan! GLENDA JACKSON
1985 MY AMERICAN COUSIN (VARIED)
2002 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING -- Check out the mermaid bridesmaid gowns. NIA VARDALOS
1950 MY BLUE HEAVEN -- Miss Grable in an 'over-the-top,' nicely petticoated French maid outfit with frilly rumba panties. BETTY GRABLE
1946
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE   Clip  #2    
LINDA DARNELL
1949 MY DREAM IS YOURS
1964

MY FAIR LADY -- As she flops down on the sofa -- a spill of frilly thrills!    
Picture of a beautiful gown she wears       Videos:   
#1    #2    #3    #4           

1982

MY FAVORITE YEAR -- Fifties bouffant

JESSICA HARPER
1951 MY FORBIDDEN PAST   Publicity photo    AVA GARDNER
1942 MY GAL SAL -- Poufy showgirl outfit (publicity picture?)  Publicity dressing room picture RITA HAYWORTH
1956 MY HUSBAND'S GETTING MARRIED TODAY ('Heute Heiratet Mein Mann')   West German --
Dressing scene with beautiful petti.  
1985 MY LIFE AS A DOG -- The little girl is a 'tomboy', but, in the end, sits on a roof with her friend, in full female finery, including a petticoated skirt. MELINDA KINNAMAN
1957 MY MAN GODFREY-- Fifties bouffant
2009

MY ONE AND ONLY -- Some 50s bouffant - only some.

REN╔E ZELLWEGER
1954 MY SEVEN LITTLE SINS ("J'avais sept filles") -- French     Stillclips
1955

MY SISTER EILEEN -- Bouffant evident throughout, with pettis on view on occasion.  Vidclip

JANET LEIGH &
BETTY GARRETT
1988 MY STEPMOTHER WAS AN ALIEN  -- Ms. Basinger wears a nice fluffy skirt! KIM BASINGER
1962 THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS  ("Les mystŔres de Paris") -- French -- Beautiful big gowns
1966 THE MYSTERIOUS HOUSE OF DOCTOR COPPELIUS

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