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Women He's Undressed is a cinema length documentary that explores the life of Australia's most prolific costume designer. Until now Orry-Kelly has been unacknowledged in his country of birth and pretty well forgotten in the adopted country of his greatest success. During the boom years of Hollywood he was the costume designer on an astonishing 282 motion pictures. He designed for the stars like Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell, Errol Flynn and many more of the immortals. His films included Some Like It Hot, Casablanca, An American in Paris and Now, Voyager. Orry-Kelly (Jack to his friends) won three Academy Awards and was nominated for a fourth. Orry-Kelly was Head of Warner Brothers Costume Department during the richest period of American film, the establishment of the dream factory and its effect on mass culture. He was outrageous, witty, outspoken, a drinker and uncompromising but he survived partially protected by his friendship with Jack and Ann ...Written by
James A Michener, the celebrated novelist has long claimed (and bragged) that at 37, he was the oldest private serving in the army during the second world war. This movie and the book it was based on prove Orry-Kelly far surpassed that boast when he was drafted at the age of 46 and served until the army finally released all those over the age of 45. See more »
The birth and death dates of Marion Davies and Fannie Brice were reversed. Marion Davies lived from 1897 - 1961; Fannie Brice from 1891 - 1951. The dates given in this film switch the dates, having Davies die in 1951 and Brice in 1961. See more »
A well rounded and researched story of a master at his art and craft - costuming
I will not attempt to precis the content of this film. Gillian Armstrong and her production team have created a swiftly moving film about Orry-Kelly that needed to be told before all living connections to his work die.
For anyone interested in what goes into making a film this is a must see documentary that follows a real story arc. He has his high and lows but most of all Orry-Kelly had respect from the Hollywood industry from studio heads down.
Some of the well documented activities of some of Hillywood's biggest stars may come as a surprise to some.
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