Petticoats and Crinolines in Films
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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TVM = TV Movie
Note: All clips available here are for review purposes only, presented in order to entice the viewer to purchase the film in its entirety.
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|1987||NADINE (Early 50s pettis -- in one scene, Ms. Basinger steps out of her petti.)||KIM BASINGER|
|1950||NANCY GOES TO RIO (Early fifties bouffant and Carmen Miranda petti-ed stage Latin skirts) Stillclips and video||
JANE POWELL &
|1959||NATÜRLICH DEI AUTOFAHRER -- West German Stillclips||MARIA PERSCHY|
|NAOMI AND WYNONNA: LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE -- a/k/a
'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). Buy the DVD
|1956||NAUGHTY GIRL -- French a/k/a "Cette sacrée gamine" Stillclips||BRIGITTE BARDOT|
|1956||NEVER SAY GOODBYE (Little girl pouf!) Still-Clip||SHELLEY FABARES|
In James Cagney's last musical
comedy, he is intrigued by pretty Ms. Jones, who wears a very full dress
with white petticoats during a television commercial sequence. She dances
and jumps around, showing off the pretty undergarments.
Review by Rhonda Risque
Ms. Jones in a dance number for a soap commercial. She wears the most delectable full dress and we get to see a LOT of her petticoats as she is twirled and lifted around! A MUST! That scene appeaes to be used in the promo.
|1963||A NEW KIND OF LOVE (Token bouffant display)||JOANNE WOODWARD|
|1940||NEW MOON (Because this film was crucified by the critics, the publicity department need to build it up. So what did they do? A press release at the time reads that Ms. McDonald will have sixteen changes in all, a little matter that involves eighty petticoats, or an average of five petticoats to a costume. Her most elaborate gown....tips the scales at thirty-five pounds.' Make no mistake, this film speaks to serious pettis! It is surely a confirmation of the overwhelming wondrousness of petticoats that they can make you wish you were Nelson Eddy!) Review by Pammie||JEANETTE MacDONALD|
|1977||NEW YORK, NEW YORK||LISA MINELLI|
|1978||NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGE (Full view shots toward beginning and middle!)||ELLEN GREENE|
|1992||NICKEL AND DIME (Keep an eye on the red dress)||LISE CUTTER|
|1946||NIGHT AND DAY (Plenty of froufrou in this Cole Porter biopic - special is the luscious evening gown on stage about half way through)||ALEXIS SMITH, GINNY SIMMS, JANE WYMAN|
|1935||A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Check out the dance scene aboard ship. Lots of very full petticoated "Italian Costume" dancers--makes you dream for pettis like these.) Review by Bee||KITTY CARLISLE|
|1988||NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Still-Clips||CATHY PODEWELL|
|2009||NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (Note, near the beginning , the nicely petticoated gal answering the door) Still-Clips||LINNEA QUIGLEY AND OTHERS|
|1939||THE NIGHT OF NIGHTS Promo shot||OLYMPE BRADNA|
|1989||NIGHTBREAKER -TVM||LEA THOMPSON|
|1988||NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (Full view!)||CATHY PODEWELL|
|1945||NOB HILL Publicity photo||VIVIAN BLAINE|
|1957||NO DOWN PAYMENT||JOANNE WOODWARD|
NORTH AND SOUTH [PART I,
II, III]-- TVM
(Any Poufbunny worth her
saltlick can't miss THIS one!)
Miss Garber en hoopskirt
LESLEY-ANNE DOWN and others
Miss Saint in one of her famous dresses
from the movie
(Handsome Cary Grant pursues lovely Miss Saint in this Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller that features the famous cliff- hanger on Mount Rushmore.
The Technicolor and VistaVision spectacular (Hitchcock's longest film) also provided famed designer Edith Head opportunities to design some
beautiful clothes for Ms. Saint, including a very memorable red and black cocktail dress with petticoats.) Review by Rhonda Risque
|EVA MARIE SAINT|
NORTH TO ALASKA
a/k/a GO NORTH
(A nice petti-donning scene, some flailing of skirts, and a cancan scene)
|1955||NOT AS A STRANGER (Fifties bouffant)||OLIVIA de HAVILLAND|
|1962||THE NOTORIOUS LANDLADY (Kim Novak--always at her best when loaded with petticoats -- manages to put on quite a display (at the climactic finish), clouds of frothy white running this way and that) --Review by Richard (sounds great!)||KIM NOVACK|
A NOUS LES PETIT ANGLAIS -- a/k/a "Let's Get those English Girls" --
French (Bouffant Era dresses)
|2018||THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Stills: #1 #2 #3||KEIRA KNIGHTLEY|
|1963||THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (Minimal amount of fifties bouffant -- the film was certainly made at the very end of The Era. (Check the dance scene)||STELLA STEVENS|
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