Who designed the wardrobe on Some Like it Hot? Orry-Kelly. Did he win an Academy Award for it? Yes!

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  1. Heather in Arles
    January 12, 2014

    Da*n! And he deserved it! Whoooeee. I don’t think that anyone ever understood Marylin’s body so well…let alone Mr. Lemmon and Mr. Curtis. 🙂

    • January 12, 2014

      He understood the sensual curve, that’s for damn sure! There’s a famous gown he did for Baby Face that’s severe and covered all the way up to Barbara Stanwyck’s chin, and her back is COMPLETELY bare.

  2. January 12, 2014

    Okay this is just between us…someone you know and I don’t mean me. (I only do brunettes) copied the white “I Want To Be Loved By You” dress and stole for Halloween about 20 years ago. (it took three months to make including a body suit that created the perfect Marilyn look) That someone stopped traffic on Market Street that long ago Halloween night, got mobbed by hundreds fans on Castro Street and got a squad car spotlight as her very own a follow spot and wolf whistles from the cops in the car. It was a magical night.

    • January 12, 2014

      Sharp inhalation of breath… Could it be someone I met??? And dined with, and walked and talked with???
      You are magic!

      • January 12, 2014

        Yes it could very well be just such a person.

      • Heather in Arles
        January 13, 2014

        Lanier, I do love that story…gave me shivers…

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  4. January 13, 2014

    Dearest V
    And heavens to Betsy dis he deserve it!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  5. January 13, 2014

    And he earned it!

    • January 14, 2014

      An amazing career, he started by specializing in gowns in the early thirties and in the mid-forties he moved to designing the whole deal.

  6. George Kaplan
    January 18, 2014

    Orry-Kelly: Jolly-Genius! Golly, that bare back look you mentioned – whoa, mama!

    • January 19, 2014

      It was a repeated motif in his designs… Very cool!

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