Saturday, February 21, 2009

Weekend Eye Candy - All About Eve

The year - 1950. The film - All About Eve. The cast shown here - Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Marilyn Monroe, George Sanders, Gary Merrill. The awards - Oscar for Best Picture. Both Davis and Baxter were nominated for Best Actress, although neither won. The costumes - Edith Head designed Bette Davis' wardrobe. Charles LeMaire designed and supervised the rest of the cast's clothes.

Bette Davis is my favorite actress of all time. As a side note, Edith Head rushed to make the dress worn by Davis in these photos the night before filming with no time for a fitting. Head was dismayed to discover that the dress was too big and the neckline slid off of Davis' shoulders. Davis said she preferred it that way, and I do too.

5 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

One of the Best Movies Ever. And yes, the costumes were gorgeous.

Some Like it Vintage said...

Bette Davis is one of my favorite actresses of all time too...and I didn't even notice that dress was falling off her shoulders!

The Countess said...
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The Countess said...

I have never considered the way Bette's dress was worn but you're so right! Next time I watch this great film I'll pay more attention. Love reading your always interesting blog xx

laurakitty said...

Oh that's so funny! I'll need to rewatch it to see how the dress falls, but I always remember it as being just gorgeous.

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