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Women He's Undressed (2015)

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A documentary about the life of the Australian costume designer and three time Oscar winner Orry-Kelly.

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Gillian Armstrong
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Roth ... Herself
Jane Fonda ... Herself
Marc Eliot Marc Eliot ... Himself
Eric Sherman Eric Sherman ... Himself
William J. Mann William J. Mann ... Himself, movie historian
Catherine Martin ... Herself
David Chierichetti David Chierichetti ... Himself
Leonard Maltin ... Himself
Deborah Nadoolman ... Herself (as Deborah Nadoolman Landis)
Michael Wilkinson ... Himself
Kym Barrett Kym Barrett ... Herself
Larry McQueen Larry McQueen ... Himself
Colleen Atwood ... Herself
Angela Lansbury ... Herself
Scotty Bowers Scotty Bowers ... Himself, author of 'Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars'
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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 Damien Parer

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

16 July 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Las mujeres que desnudó (La historia de Orry-Kelly) See more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Features Auntie Mame (1958) See more »

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interesting story of someone you never heard of
13 September 2015 | by HerbieStretchSee all my reviews

I went along to this film with a female friend as a favour, otherwise I would never have watched it. I was however, pleasantly surprised. There is joy in learning something new. This film gives you an insight into something that ordinarily you wouldn't think twice about - costume design in films. The narrative is presented in an interesting way - in the first person and from those who actually knew Orry-Kellly which gives it a lovely authenticity and contemporary feel rather than just being a piece of dry history. Being based on the life of a Hollywood employee in the days when the big studios ruled - Paramount, MGM and Warner's, there is some nice scandal too. The film helps you to relive, or maybe see for the first time the style and glamour of early Hollywood - even during times of international economic hardship. All in all, worth a watch.


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