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PRE-2015

29
Dec

 15

 

 

 


Jean L. has offered this interesting clip or publicity still of a Buddy Epsen film.

We are unable to find out the name of the film (and therefore, of course, the lady's name).

 

22
Dec

 15

 

Video:  'S.' points to this 'white petticoats' stage production

 

18
Dec

 15

 

Rosebud Sonia:

"Roaming YouTube for the most beautiful ballet videos I can find (and goodness gracious they proliferate!), I stumbled
upon this Spanish dance one which I thought was worthy of showing.  Think I got my money's worth of ruffles for a time."

 

5
Dec

 15

 

Jean L. sends links to the performances by Dutch group K3, which certainly is into heavy petticoating:
 
 
#1   #2    #3
 
...and some renditions of Nutcracker Suite
 

 

23
Nov

 15

 

2
 entries

 


Kristi:

Historical dressing video

19
Nov

 15

 

 

These Hungarian folk dance videos, sent by Jean L., are especially nice
The first one is exceptional - very petti-crowded!  We'll have to visit Hungary some day...and Japan...been to Germany

#1      #2      #3      #4      #5

...and, an Era yearbook on line

17
Nov

 15

 

  A clip from the 1965 film, featuring a peripherally-bouffant frock, sent by Jean L.

 

16
Nov

 15

 

 

 

Jean L. sends this video ...and this one, after 6 minutes

We don't know what to make of this Armenian event

 

12
Nov

 15

 
Crinolyn points out this article concerning Alice in Wonderland's 150th birthday

 

 

29
Oct

 15

 

2
 entries

 

Rhino videos:

Links to an Agony Aunt's video advice service:  #1   #2   #3

...plus an interesting camera angle (gentle upskirt)    

 


Cute and perky petti-ed skirts - video pointed out by PondGirl Allison

 

27
Oct

 15

 

2
 entries

 
Crinolyn has found some fashion videos (1956 though 60s).
We have posted them by the years(s); here is the third/final batch:

          1960s:    #1        #2   

...and, from Jean L., a most delightful video!

25
Oct
 15

 
Celine enjoyed making this video; hopefully you'll enjoy watching it
 

22
Oct
 15

 

 
Crinolyn has found some fashion videos (1956 though 60s).
We will post them by the years(s); here is the second batch:

          1958:    #1    #2                    1959:    #1 (Wow gown)   #2 (Out-takes; petticoats at 6:30 good stuff at 10:10)    #3

 

 

21
Oct

 15

 

Crinolyn has found some fashion videos (1956 though 60s).  We will post them by the years(s):

1952                        1956:    #1    #2                   1957:    #1    #2

5
Oct

 15

Jean L. points to this classic dance video:

Anna Pavlova - 'Invitation to the Dance', a/k/a 'Invitation to the Valse'

1
Oct
 15

 

 

 

Kristi points to this video: How to Make a Tutu Without Sewing

...and Jean L. points to a cute vintage ballerina video

 

 

21
Sep
 15

 

 

 
 

 

Featured on Crinolyn.com:
Petticoat inspired gowns, along with countless other gowns.

Don't you just love these?

Yummy!

 
 

20
Sep

 15

 

 

 

Jennifer H. sends these over-the-top videos from these couture collections:

Marie Antoniette  (Over-the-top!)

   Ralph  Russo (Autumn Winter 2014 - scattered 'drop dead creations)

Giambattista Valli (Autumn Winter 2014 - The real stuff starts at 3:09)

 

17
Sep

 15

 

 

 

 

Videos from Jean L.:

The Marvelous Wonderettes promo

Crazy Darts (petti-ed dancers)    #2

All About Petticoats (from a Lolita perspective)

Burn the Floor performing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"

Amy Sedaris on The Late Show with David Letterman    #2

 

6
Sep
 15

 

Mike F. points out these videos of the accomplished Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers (square dance):

#1        #2        #3        #4        #5        #6       #7        #8        #9

...and Boerge J.asks if the gals in these videos are wearing skirts or pettis.
Our feeling is neither, just a part of a costume.

#1        #2

Also, Jean L. points out these people having fun!

 

1
Sep
 15

 

Rhino sends these articles of HIGH interest:

#1   #2   #3   #4   #5   #6   #7   #8

...and some from Jean L.:

#1   #2   #3   #4 (Three Alices in crowded pettis)   #5 (Not available in the US)

 

29
Aug

 15

Ed N. offers this floating petti-ed dress video

The one after that is exciting as well (but depressing later on!).

13
Aug

 15

Something cute, sent by Ken R.

7
Aug

 15

A trio of YouTube referrals:

Jean L.:  A debut presentation

Mike F.:  Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers

Jennifer:   The Jive Aces present: 'Bring Me Sunshine'

 

29
Jul

 15

An interesting video from Jean L.

25
Jul

 15

 
Rhino: In the updates for 22 Jul there was a link to a clip of Legs and Co. dancing on 'Top of the Pops' in baby-dolls. They did have some 'petticoat routines'; here are some links to the clips:

#1   #2   #3   #4   #5   #6  #7   #8   #9   #10  #11   #12               

22
Jul
 15

 

 

David S.:

"This is not strictly pettis, but if you watch this clip, I hope you will agree it will please us petti fans. It is from 1978, featuring the British pop show
Top of the Pops, showing the resident dance group, Legs & Co., dancing to the Olivia Newton John song, 'Hopelessly Devoted To You.'"

More 'babydolls'

 

18
Jul
 15

 

 

Ed N.:
"Just a fun suggestion for those who might not have thought of it - brought to mind by a recent Update:
A petticoat serves as a really fun 'lampshade' on a table or floor lamp. It needs a standard shade under it to hang on.
(Low wattage, or CFL or LED shouldn't pose a heat problem. But a standard lampshade should hold it out far enough to protect it from heat.)"
 

17
Jul

 15

 
A couple of dance videos From John N.:     #1   #2

...and Jean L. sends this legacy video

 

7
Jul
 15

 

 

 

Rhino:

"In the updates for 30 Jun was a link to a clip of 'The Best of Helene Fischer' with the good bit starting at 6:20. That good bit was part of a duet with Peter Kraus,
'Der Deutsche Elvis'. Kraus turns up on German TV a lot singing rock 'n' roll standards, often accompanied by appropriately attired dancers. He also made  a few films
back  in his heyday. These links all feature Peter Kraus, starting with 7 minutes 44 seconds of that duet (I love the bit where you see her reflection in the shiny floor.):"

#1    #2    #3    #4    #5   #6   #7    #8    #9    #10    #11    #12    #13

 

30
Jun

 15

 

An interesting video from Jennifer - Fifi Chachnil Lingerie Show

23
Jun
 15
 

 

 

A typically beautiful Lawrence Welk Show dance routine, showing plenty of petti, from David S.

...and John C. sends this interesting Russian dance video

 

12
Jun
 15

 

 

Oktoberfest videos from Rhino:

#1     #2      #3      #4      #5      #6*      #7*      #8      #9*      #10

 

 

28
May
 15

 

 

Crinolyn has an impressive wedding gown addition Update
to her
Gown Gallery -certainly worth a visit!

Larger format image available where possible

22
May
 15

 

Rhino points to these two interesting articles:    #1   #2      

14
May
 15

 

From Jean L., Paula Fernandez in concert, displaying a perky little number - and another

6
Apr
 15

 

 

Karl K. points out this nice 1964 video of a young lady in her poufy Easter frock
Site not affiliated with Petticoat Pond

...and Rhino found these Oktober Fest-related videos:   #1   #2   #3   #4   #5   #6

22
Mar
 15

 

A.C. writes:

"I'm a long time visitor and a great fan of petticoats.  My favorite are the super soft chiffon petticoats, and as full as possible.
Most people don't realize that they do custom orders and come with layers up to 200 yards !!!!!

Just to give you an idea, here's one with only 35 yards.

"I'm writing because they've discontinued selling the very full petticoats of 200 yards. And for other materials, like organdy, they used to go up to
300 yards!!!!! They only go up to 100 yards now. Which is a huge loss for us enthusiasts.

"I encourage people to write to them, or shops that have them, so they have incentive to bring them back. The company is called Sam's Manufacturing. Their email address doesn't work, but they are part of the same company as Malco Modes and their email does work.  Also, one can just ask shops
that sell them directly and they'll pass on the message. The world just wouldn't be as nice without super full petticoats."

 

 

20
Mar
 15

Jean L. points out a video of an interesting concert

14
Mar
 15

 

Denise slips this video in <PTP>

10
Mar
 15

 

 

 
J.F. responds to this anonymous entry from our bulletin board:

In the sixties, I think, was an ad for Chevrolet that had many cars out on a large lawn with little girls dancing around. I think there may have been many of
these as I remember at least one in the rain and the girls had umbrellas. The jingle was "Under the Rooftops of Chevrolet"  Anyone know of this?

"Recalling the ad as aired during the Bonanza series so your chronology is on the money. I loved the beginning of the tune and wanted to hear it again but so far no dice. 
As I remember, it went (and now, since there' s no music key, let's suppose it to be in 2/4 meter, C major and I'll try a typewriter tablature, hoping for the best):

Bar1 beat1: Quarter note  c, syllable "un-"; beat2: down to dotted Eighth note b, syllable "der", up to Sixteenth note d, syllable "the"; 
Bar2 beat1: down to Eighth note c, syllable "roof-"; down to Eighth note g, syllable "tops"; beat2: Eighth rest, same pitch g, Eighth note, syllable "of";  
Bar3 beat1: down to Quarter note f, syllable "Chev-"; beat2: down to Quarter note e, syllable "ro-"; Bar4: down to dotted Quarter note d, syllable "let".  

Well, THAT didn't take long, did it? I don't know if I have that melody right, but if not, let's get dibs on it for ourselves. The lyric: "Fondly recalling the days gone by"
would fit, and we could wing it from there. Thanks for the memory; I thought that tune sounded so folk-like and was harmonized so well that I used to wait for Sunday 
nights just to hear the ad. I hope we both may hear it again one day."
ED:  Had a tough time following the intent of the keyboard 'melody', but if anyone has a video, or perhaps a stillclip, we would be grateful.

February...

...was quite humbling.  I don't normally write here in the first person, to maintain a certain degree of professionalism; but, in this case, in order to make it
clear the impact your generosity, both monetarily and material-wise, has had on me, I am. 

As many of you may know, Petticoat Pond is an obsessive labor of love for me, and this display of the effect it has on you is very gratifying.  I am SO happy
 that the site is important in your lives, because it means that for almost twenty years it has filled a niche that was missing, not only for those who revel in
petticoats, but for those who admire them from afar, as well as for those ladies who enjoy them as well, and for those who understand the magical effect
they have on us. Remember support of The Pond means YOU are helping others fill that void!

So, I will certainly continue to offer this site for as long as I am able.  Thank you.  And always remember, "You are not the only one."

Love, Tessy
 

 

25
Feb
 15

 

 

Rhino points out this article of interest to all who enjoy petticoats:

VINTAGE STYLE: The Essential Wardrobe Item

 

24
Feb
 15

 

 

 

 

We have attempted find
out the identity of this frilly
celebrity, but to an avail.

Can anyone help?

Celebrity section

 

2
Feb
 15

 

Jennifer tenders this cute little video that we will are enjoy!

...and Jean L. sends these ballroom dance videos:   #1   #2   #3   #4

 

19
Jan
 15

 
...and some from Jean L.: #1  #2  #3  #4  #5  #6  #7  #8

10
Jan
 15

 

Videos:  #1    #2

...and from Jean L., this one

PRE-2015