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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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1956 PAGDATING NG TAKIP-SILIM - Filipino     Video
1957 THE PAJAMA GAME (Watch out for the outdoor dance scene) DORIS DAY
1957 PAL JOEY (Notably, Ms. Novak does a striptease scene that is unfortunately halted by Frank Sinatra's character.  However, the whole sequence is a treasure as Kim's costume involves a large layered hoop skirt as part of the dress.)  Still Clips KIM NOVAK
1963 PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND (Minimal bouffant dresses, mostly on Connie--probably the last of the "Fifties era" style in movies, although with a shorter hemline) CONNIE STEVENS
2006 PAN'S LABYRINTH (Spanish) a/k/a "EL Laberinto del faun"-- Little girl's pretty black dress shows plenty of white petticoat. IVANA BAQUERO
1963 PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION (Little girl poufies) LINDA BRUHL
1989
PARENTS (50s bouffant.  Watch the little girl in the tree -- fluffy pettis!)
MARY BETH HURT
1961 THE PARENT TRAP Still Clips (Miss Mills and others show off their prettiest and FULLEST dresses during the camp dance scene. Another scene has her coming down off of an airplane in a sweet number, and when she arrives home, she walks about the house in the same sweet, full dress! Review by Shelley HAYLEY MILLS
1953 PARIS MODEL (Some 50s bouffant gowns)
1964 PARIS-WHEN IT SIZZLES (Our finest lady donning a wonderful hoopskirt)  AUDREY HEPBURN
1961 PARRISH (Bouffant dresses and skirts galore!) CONNIE STEVENS
1947

PASSI0NNELLE --French    a/k/a 'Pour une nuit d'amour'    Stillclip

ODETTE JOYEAUX
1956
PATTERNS -- (Some fifties fullness)
1988 PEE-WEE'S TV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL -- Pee Wee Herman's female guests included Annette Funnicello who was wearing the most scrumptious froufrou dress!
Also, Miss Yvonne wears a beaut!  
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ANNETTE FUNNICELLO
1986 PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (Full view dressing in the very beginning! Another scene shows LOTS of crinolines when the girls are seated on their boyfriend’s laps at a songfest. Then, of course, there is the night scene! And the famous dress!) (Wow, fifties petticoats don’t get better than THIS!) KATHLEEN TURNER &
CATHERINE HICKS
1981 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN -- A dancing scene with plenty of little girl pettis.    VidClip BERNADETTE PETERS
1958 THE PERFECT FURLOUGH --  Minimal fifties bouffant LINDA CRISTAL
1991 PERFECT HARMONY TVM MARY SANTACROCE
2007
PERFECT STRANGER -- The very end features a full-length cocktail gown, with petticoat peeking out.
HALLE BERRY
1964 SE PERMETTETE PARLIAMO DI DONNE Italian     Still Clips  -- Dance pettis
1958 PETER VOSS, DER MILLIONENDIEB German INGRID ANDREE
1996 PETTICOAT PLANET BETSY LYNN GEORGE
1950 THE PETTY GIRL DOROTHY ABBOTT
2004
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA -- This excellent film version of Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical is chock full of sumptuous gowns, with attendant hoopskirts and petticoats!  Watch for the enormous hoop lowered form the ceiling onto Ms. Driver. Of some interest is that there are several instances of MEN wearing frou-frou petticoats!   Image   #2
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1955 THE PHANTOM FROM 10,000 LEAGUES -- Light fifties full skirts CATHY DOWNS
1955 THE PHENIX CITY STORY -- Good petti-glimpses toward the end
1954
PHFFFT --  A wonderful fifties skirt and petticoats film. There is an amazing scene in a restaurant when Ms. Novak gets up and embarrasses Jack Lemmon with a "cheerleader" routine, in which she plays with her skirts very attractively. Review by Van Damm 
JUDY HOLLIDAY &
KIM NOVAK
1993  THE PIANO -- (Historical hoop fans--take note!) HOLLY HUNTER
1955 PICNIC -- (Full view! Ms. Novak hugs her petticoat at the picnic shower scene! A nice, pink net number!)  KIM NOVAK
1955 PILLOW TALK -- (Although Miss Day almost generally never wears petticoats (and this film is no exception), there are a few instances of bouffant in this picture)
1948
THE PIRATE -- Pre-20th century long petticoats  Video
JUDY GARLAND
1982 THE PIRATE MOVIE -- (Victorian Petticoats, especially toward the end) KRISTY McNICHOL
1961 THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM -- (Sixteenth Century Spanish costumes with petticoat froufrou display. Worth seeing) BARBARA STEELE
1951 A PLACE IN THE SUN -- (Miss Taylor wears a wonderful bouffant gown) ELIZABETH TAYLOR
1952 LE PLAISIR -- French -- "House of Pleasure"  (Lots of dancing 19c pettis)
1956

LOS PLATILLOS VOLADORES (Mexican)   Promotional photo                   

EVANGELINA ELIZONDO
1962 PLAY IT COOL (Ms. Shapiro - guest singer -in organdy and satin or taffeta dress, night club scene.)  HELEN SHAPIRO
1998 PLEASANTVILLE (Fifties bouffant --not enough exposure of pettis, though) JOAN ALLEN
1960
PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES (About twenty minutes to the end, in the playground, singing the title tune, little girls in petticoated Era dresses)
DORIS DAY
1957 PLEASE MR. BALZAC --French ("En Effeuillant la Marguerite") -- (Bardot crinies!)
A/K/A  ""Mam'selle Striptease" and "While Plucking the Daisy"
BRIGITTE BARDOT
1961 THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY (Fifties bouffant, some visible petti) DEBBIE REYNOLDS
2002 PLOTS WITH A VIEW (a/k/a "Undertaking Betty") - Stillclip     Download film
1960

POETEN OG LILLEMOR OG LOTTE -- Danish     (Beautiful heavily-petticoated spanking scene - here looped)

HELLE VIRKNER
1998 POLISH WEDDING (Peeks of pettis on a wedding gown) LENA OLIN
1989 POLLY -TVM   (LOTS of petticoats throughout, including exuberant dance scenes. I drooled all the way through this one.) Review by Bee
Another wonderful scene is where she is carried for a distance wearing the fullest pink dress with white petticoats! The braces on her cute legs are somehow alluring we think.
KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM
1960 POLLYANNA HAYLEY MILLS
1936 POPPY   Lobby card ROCHELLE HUDSON
2002 POSSESSION  (Mid-19th century hoops and petticoats, including children's) JENNIFER EHLE
1958
THE POSSESSORS -- French a/k/a 'Les Grandes Familles' (Bouffant Era dresses)
1947

POUR UNE NUIT D'AMOUR -- French a/k/a 'Passionnelle'    Stillclip

ODETTE JOYEAUX
1956 THE POWER AND THE PRIZE -- (Full view of bridal underpinnings, including long petticoat, in beginning)
1943
PRESENTING LILY MARS        Promo image   #2
JUDY GARLAND
1986 PRETTY IN PINK (In a short scene, Annie wears a short, moderately full party dress and  displays her plain tulle crinolines whilst sitting down) ANNIE POTTS
1968 PRETTY POISON TUESDAY WELD
1940
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (In Jane Austen's time the skirt line was slim and loose, so MGM advanced the period fifty years. As the Virgin Film Guide says, "...and the period was advanced to take advantage of the fuller fashions..." Think of that - the makers took one of the classic novels of English literature and brought it forward half a century for reasons that were purely petticoat and pettipants related. That should knock your bobby sox off!)   Review by Pammie, R.I.P.    Stillclip
GREER GARSON,
MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN &
ANN RUTHERFORD
1957
THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION (Watch for Ms. Loren's sultry Spanish dance with red petticoats)    VidClip   Collage
SOPHIA LOREN
2000
THE PRINCESS AND THE BARRIO BOY a/k/a 'She's In Love' TVM (Miss Nichols at her Quinceanera wearing the very full gown typical for that celebration (15 yrs. coming out party, and some nice long gown froufrou near the end during the wedding scene)
MARISOL NICHOLS
2009 PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM -TVM  (Hoopskirts and bouffant frocks)    Media SELENA GOMEZ &
DEMI LOVATO
2009
THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE - (In her experimentation with B&D life, the protagonist finds herself in pettis and froufrou)
ROBIN WRIGHT
1975 PRIVATE VICES, PUBLIC PLEASURES (Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù) Italian (Lots of Austro-Hungarian pettis, according to Micael)  Click here for still-clip. PAMELA VILLORESI
2005
THE PRIZE WINNER OF DEFIANCE, OHIO (A snippet of 50s bouffant here and there)
JULIANNE MOORE
2005 THE PRODUCERS (Plenty of pettis on stage, and some great fifties long crinolined gowns) ULMA THURMAN
2007 P.S. I LOVE YOU (Ms. Swank wears a crinolined dress, and shows it.) HILARY SWANK
2000
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY --  (Early sixties bouffant)
LAUREN AMBROSE
1954
PUSHOVER -- (The fifties bouffant here is on Miss Malone - not much petti action, though)
KIM NOVAK & DOROTHY MALONE

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