Petticoats and Crinolines in Films
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-Ó-vis frou-frou
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|1956||THE RACK - (Fifties bouffant)||ANNE FRANCIS|
|1996||RADIANT CITY - TVM||KIRSTIE ALLEY|
|1991||A RAGE IN HARLEM (Watch the dance floor!)||ROBIN GIVENS|
|1970||THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (Children flag down a train by removing and waving their petticoats) Film clip of the scene||JENNY AGUTTER|
(Beautiful Miss Taylor in 1860's crinolines. Features one lovely scene
with her getting dressed with her hoop and petticoats!) Poufies will shake
their tails in disbelief, but this Civil War film required more elaborate
costumes than "GWTW." One for Ms. Taylor was 'a gown of mousseline,
embroidered with morning glories over blue taffeta, with a changeable
lavender/green taffeta bodice.' Goodness me!
Review by Pammie Click here for 4 still-clips.
EVA MARIE SAINT
|1958||RALLY 'ROUND THE FLAG, BOYS! (Joanne Woodward and others parade with their baby strollers in nice, full frocks. Very fifties.) Review by Pammie||TUESDAY WELD|
|1956||RANSOM! (Peeks of petticoats in the beginning as Miss Reed sits. In the beginning, she also wears a dressing gown which occasionally opens in front to reveal the petticoat underneath. Most charming.)||DONNA REED|
|1984||THE RATINGS GAME (French maid pettis!)||RHEA PERLMAN|
|1960||THE RAT RACE
50s bouffant, since it was filmed in The Era)
As a petti-movie, it is a complete disappointment, as it shows only glimpses of '50s bouffant fashion on a few extras. There are two scenes where Miss Reynolds is shown in full slips. One is in her apartment, while in the other, her sexist boss makes her take off her dress and nylons in payment for a debt. Review by Matt L. Full movie on YouTube
|2001||RAT RACE ("Lucy" type dresses and some pettipeeks)||KATHY NAJIMY|
|1956||THE RAW EDGE Publicity photo||YVONNE DeCARLO|
|2003||REAL LOVE Mexican ("Amor Real") VidClip||(MANY, MANY ACTRESSES)|
|1942||REAP THE WILD WIND (1840's dresses with some nice peeks. ...and there is a spanking scene with all displayed!) --RECOMMENDED!||PAULETTE GODDARD|
(In one of the
early scenes, James Stewart awakes to find Grace Kelly [playing a wealthy
and demure young socialite] leaning over him, wearing one of the widest and
loveliest early 50s skirts you could ever hope to see. They exchange a few
pleasantries, and then, feeling tired, she limply poufs down on a settee.
Now you don’t actually see much - this is not slipping on the stairs stuff,
but Grace Kelly is so swooning lovely [never more so than in this
scene], and her voice is so beautiful, that this is a more overwhelming
and sigh-provoking scene than most other film actresses can achieve by
giving a full petticoat view. Actually, she usually wore nice full skirts
in her films.)
Review by Pammie 14 STILLCLIPS, A VIDCLIP, AND A PROMO PICTURE
|1985||REBEL VIXENS (A parody of "The Scavengers" (1971), with plenty of Civil War hoopskirts) [a/k/a "The Grabbers", "Ambush!" and "Renegade Raiders"]||MARIA LEASE|
|1961||REPTILICUS (Low-budget but enjoyable Danish-American science fiction thriller about a rampaging prehistoric monster in Copenhagen provides ample displays of pretty Danish girls in bouffant skirts and petticoats.) Review by Rhonda Risque||MARLA BEHRENS,
MIMI HEINRICH & BODIL MILLER
|1959||THE RESTLESS YEARS||SANDRA DEE|
|1988||RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES!||KAREN MISTAL|
|1951||RICH, YOUNG AND PRETTY -- Early fifties bouffant Click here for still-clips.||
|RING-A-DING RHYTHM a/k/a "It's Trad, Dad!" Stillclip -- Fifties bouffant||HELEN SHAPIRO|
|1970||RIO LOBO -- There are only a few snippets in this movie, but primarily focus around Miss O'Neill's dashing from point A to B, gathering up skirts and showing large portions of petticoat. Stills||JENNIFER O'NEILL|
|1934||ROBERTA YouTube clip of the "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" dance scene||
|1958||ROCK-A-BYE BABY (Fifties bouffant - in one scene Miss Stevens falls into water a gets wet. We then see her dress and petticoat draped on a bush to dry out)||CONNIE STEVENS|
|1957||ROCK ALL NIGHT Lobby card||ABBY DALTON|
|(?)||ROCK AND ROLL MOM -- TVM (Three mothers perform on stage, wearing delightful full skirts and crinolines--lovely stuff!)||DYAN CANNON|
|1956||ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK - Moving Clip||(VARIED)|
|1990||ROCK HUDSON -- TVM (Early 50s froufrou scattered throughout the beginning--peeks and puffs!)||DIANE LADD|
|1956||ROCK, PRETTY BABY||LUANA PATTEN|
|1956||ROCK, ROCK, ROCK (Petticoats under dancing skirts, rock 'n roll style!) Probably the best teenage dance scenes EVER to be placed on film. This is the best example of 50's teenage innocents with petticoats which go flying during the great dance numbers!! NOT to be missed. Plenty of low angle shots of the girls' petticoats during the musical numbers.||
|2016||ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN -- TVM Stillclip||ANNALEIGH ASHFORD|
ROMANOFF AND JULIET (Last glimmering of Era Bouffant)
|1954||ROSE MARIE -- (Ms. Blyth, wears very full skirts and petticoats, with one scene where she is filmed from below on a landing at the top of a flight of stairs.) Review by Van Damm||ANN BLYTH|
|1975||ROYAL FLASH -- (Set in the mid 19th century, Ms. Bolkan appears as the famous adventuress, Lola Montez. In one scene she is shown dancing with Malcolm McDowell wearing black 1860s underwear - hoop skirt and corset.)||FLORINDA BOLKAN|
|1951||ROYAL WEDDING Still-clips||JANE POWELL|
|1952||RUBY GENTRY -- (Minimal Era bouffant)||JENNIFER JONES|
RUE DE PARIS -- French -- a/k/a 'Rue des Prairies' Stillclip - This could be 'lacey tap pants' but, again, could be a short petti
|1994||RUNAWAY DAUGHTERS -- TVM
(Remake of the classic 50's
teen flick with many wonderful scenes featuring fabulous dresses.)
[Note: the original might also have merit, but we have never seen it.]
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