Niagara (1953)

Director: Henry Hathaway

Costume designer: Dorothy Jeakins

At the crossroads of the 40’s and 50’s, truly magnificent!

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Marilyn as Rose Loomis

Silk negligee with swan feather trimmings

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Fresh face Jean Peters as Polly Cutler embodies the budding 50’s style

Pastel pink cardigan and front pleated shirt

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A lot more soul than music coming out your computer… Let’s bring the portable LP record player back (I will)

On the right, small red handbag and neck scarf (possibly one of these souvenir ones)

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Jean Peters and Max Showalter as Ray Cutler

Pale pink dress with fancy neckline, possibly batiste or broderie anglaise/Exotic-Hawaï style shirt with white pattern on navy background

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THE pink dress, insanely sensual worn with a white gauze stole, a heart-shaped pendant bracelet at the right wrist (Tiffany’s?) and a pair of gold(en) ‘créoles’ (hoop) earrings, funky Hawaïan style shirt on Mr DJ on the left

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Light blue coat with 3/4 raglan sleeves (or so it seems) with wide lapel collar worn over a light grey silky wrap shirt

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Same as previous picture, a glimpse of the medium grey wrap skirt

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Joseph Cotten as George Loomis, light grey polo shirt and grey suit, fab Stetson style hat

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High-waisted swimming costume (inherited from the 40’s) with matching bandeau top in blue and red tartan style fabric, silk hair scarf

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Red bolero jacket with a one-button fastening, scallop collar, 3/4 sleeves, worn over a silk blouse and a black pencil skirt

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At the morgue. Black peplum jacket (and matching pencil skirt) worn over either a silk blouse or a silk scarf covering the cleavage, and matching French beret

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Periwinkle blue tunic style dress with front button up, black leather belt with golden buckle (sun? star? lionhead? edelweiss?)

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Interior of the ‘Rainbow cabins’

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The only scene where the transparent plastic handbag can be seen this close. Marylin tied an acid green scarf on the handles

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Cream coloured suitcase with Bordeaux trimmings, the plastic handbag and the acid green scarf

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