December 24, 2009Great Classic Movies With Great Clothing!
Thanks again to Jan for this great post!!! I just love the clothes in this post! I am swooning!
The movie Niagara starred our favorite MCM blonde, Marilyn Monroe here striking a pose against the backdrop of the falls. Love, love her blue suit and her strappy white heels!
The film was made in 1953 and Monroe’s character was a vixen, married to Joseph Cotten while playing footsy with another guy. A great suspense film, some wonderful clothing are shown as well as the scenery. In one scene, Monroe is wearing this hot pink dress, heels (love!) and gold hoop earrings!
North By Northwest. Cary Grant is simply smashing in his gray suits and socks! The house that Grant’s character is scaling is an actual Frank Lloyd Wright home.
The film was made in 1959 and shows some wonderful scenery of Mount Rushmore. This still was taken inside a restaurant nearby where Hitchcock used the tourists as extras. Love Eva Marie Saint’s gray outfit, especially her hat!
Rear Window. This 1954 classic movie starred Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Grace is wearing a suit designed by Edith Head and the color was chosen by Alfred Hitchcock. I believe the color was called celery. When Grace removes the jacket, her white blouse is-a halter! How about that white pillbox hat with veil? To die for!
Edith Head also designed the nightgown shown here. In Edith’s book, The Dress Doctor, Grace Kelly was to have said at the try-on, “Why, I look like a peach parfait!”
For more fantastic MCM clothing and lifestyle, see An Affair To Remember, Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows and Imitation Of Life.