Singin’ in the Rain – and the magic of Walter Plunkett’s costume design

The sketch:

The wardrobe continuity book:

The publicity still:

The scene:


The cake:

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  1. November 13, 2012

    All I do the whole day through is dream of you!

  2. November 14, 2012

    Another favorite. I remember watching this as a kid thinking I wanted a job like that. A professional cake jumper.

    • November 14, 2012

      This is one of my favorite films — so cheerful — especially the prospect of being a professional cake jumper 😉

  3. George Kaplan
    August 8, 2013

    Singin’ in the Rain… Pure Happiness: The Good Mornin’ performance, Lina Lamont, The Laughing Cavalier, Donald O’Connor bouncing off the wall in Make ’em Laugh…and All I Do Is Dream Of You. Oh yes!
    I love all the images in this post. All the effort that went into the film and what came out seems so effortless and near-perfect. Thanks for the repost, Vickie.

  4. August 8, 2013

    Dearest V
    Another thing, people don’t pop out of oversized cakes enough these days.
    No wonder the world is going to the dogs!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  5. George Kaplan
    August 8, 2013

    Too true, Dandy, too true! I’m still waiting…

  6. August 8, 2013

    “Here we are, Sunset and Camden!” I still want to sing-song this when I give people a lift somewhere but that only worked when I actually lived in LA (where people might know what in the world I was talking about and where there was a Sunset and Camden). Thanks for sharing these reminders of a great moment in a great film.

    • August 9, 2013

      A favorite movie and a favorite sequence, “Here we are, Sunset and Camden!” — much better than my aunt’s syncopated Pi-co and Se-pullllll-ve-da !

  7. August 10, 2013

    “Well, if it isn’t Ethel Barrymore!” Best line of the film.

    The wardrobe continuity book is fascinating. It looks really organized, which it would have to be. As a person who loves organization and organizing, this gives me a little thrill. I’m serious!

  8. February 14, 2015

    Where did you find the costume design book? Would love to see more design pages… Looks just like my jewelry design work book.

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