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The Story of a Dress (1964)

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This short, released as part of the publicity campaign for The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), tells the story of the red dress worn by Debbie Reynolds in the film's dance number finale. It ... See full summary »

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This short, released as part of the publicity campaign for The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), tells the story of the red dress worn by Debbie Reynolds in the film's dance number finale. It begins with costume designer Morton Haack, director Charles Walters, and producer Lawrence Weingarten going over preliminary designs. We next see studio seamstresses cutting patterns and making the dress, which includes the hand sewing of sequins. In the final scene, Reynolds and costar Harve Presnell perform a test-dance to make sure that the costume will look its best when the scene is filmed. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Two Reynolds Shorts
4 April 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Visit with Debbie Reynolds, A (1959)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Story of a Dress, The (1964)

*** (out of 4)

These two shorts are certainly going to appeal to Debbie Reynolds fans but films buffs might be interested in them just for history sake as both appear on Turner Classic Movies quite often. A VISIT WITH DEBBIE REYNOLDS features the actress speaking to the camera about the Jimmy Fund, which is a cause many celebrities did shorts for back in the day. Reynolds talks about her own children and then talks about all the sick children who need help for their cancer. THE STORY OF A DRESS is a promotional piece for THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, which features Reynolds, Morton Haack, Charles Walters and many others. Fans of that musical will want to check this out but I think the bigger thing to take notice of here is some of the "how to" in Hollywood. The documentary does a good job at showing how the director, star and costume designer come together to agree on certain outfits and then we get to see how they are made. Both shorts run just over five minutes so if you see them on TCM there's certainly worth watching.


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