Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Giant" Style

For the last three nights I've watched the film Giant, which enthralled me.

My extended viewing was prompted by a James Dean exhibit I saw recently (more about that in a later post), which included his original Giant script.

In one scene, Carroll Baker (Luz Benedict II) wore a sparkling white evening gown (that she threatened to purchase from Neiman Marcus, and probably did) that set off her russet hair and character's rebellious personality (oh, such woe that she became a platinum blonde for the rest of her career!).

That's Baker, below, in the gown. 

Serendipitously, a quick internet search showed me that this very gown had been up for auction only a few months ago.

It was in the collection of actress Debbie Reynolds (along with two other Giant pieces) and was purchased this past June.

I wonder what other important, but perhaps forgotten film gowns are looking for new, loving homes.


Susan Tiner said...

I've never seen the film, will pop it in the netflix queue. The dress is so beautiful.

N.Scott said...

Oh...I love dresses. I wish people would dress up more. I think I was born in the wrong era.