Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Another one of Scarlett's dresses from Gone With The Wind


Yesterday I promised to show another picture I took of a dress worn by Vivien Leigh in the movie Gone With The Wind from the exhibition currently on display at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin. This dress was worn in one of the final scenes of the movie when Scarlett attended Ashley's birthday party. You can't tell from looking at the picture, but Vivien Leigh must have been very tiny to fit into this dress because it is really quite small. This dress is definitely not rubbish, but it is old and pristine and quite vintage so I am linking it to Rubbish Tuesday.

22 comments:

Halcyon said...

It's gorgeous! I would love to wear clothes like this, although I am glad women don't "have" to dress in such a restricting manner anymore.

biebkriebels said...

Beautiful! She must have been very tiny indeed.

Tanya Breese said...

i was just thinking the same thing!

Karl Demetz said...

Gorgeous and elegant !

TexWisGirl said...

it's really beautiful.

LV said...

Styles have really changed since then. However, I still think this gown is gorgeous. I would never have any use for it, but that was the thing back then.

VP said...

Still a gorgeous dress!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Would have loved to see these dresses Lois, Vivien Leigh was gorgeous !

Sharon Anck said...

Another beautiful gown. I would have enjoyed seeing this exhibit.

Sylvia K said...

It was a favorite movie of all time for me and how great it's been to see your photos of her dresses!! She was indeed a beautiful and talented woman!! Thanks so much for sharing these, Lois! Hope your week is going well!!

Marie said...

On Dec 15th this year marks the 75th anniversary of the premiere showing of the movie in Atlanta...that may be the reason for the exhibit! What a great thing to get to see! I missed your post yesterday and will have to go back and look. This gown is SOOOO beautiful! sigh

Tom said...

Who has a waist that small? Tom The backroads Traveller

William Kendall said...

That is very Scarlett O'Hara!

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the colour! I wish I were that tall and thin. :)

cieldequimper said...

When I saw your pics on FB, I swooned! Yes, Vivian Leigh was fabulous but I'm more interested in where's Clark??? :-)

RedPat said...

It's gorgeous, Lois!

Bruce Clark said...

Very nice dress and one of my wife's favorite movie.

Felicia said...

ooooo how pretty is that.

Jack said...

That is quite a dress. Exhibitions of dresses from movies seem to be popular this year. Hartford had an exhibition of dresses worn by Katharine Hepburn.

Lowell said...

Oh the glamour of the good old days! Speaking of small, I saw where George Clooney's wife is a size 0!

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SRQ said...

Just from the photo it looks beautiful. I remember the scene well in which Vivien Leighs wears this dress. Very memorable.

Roan said...

Now this one is a beauty!