Monday, January 11, 2016

Bundle of Joy (1956): Favorite Dresses

Bundle of Joy (1956) is a remake of Bachelor Mother (1939) which starred Ginger Rogers, David Niven, and the ever delightful Charles Coburn. It's musical remake paired, for the first time, real-life married couple Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, with Adolph Menjou in Coburn's role. Personally, I like the original better than the remake, though the remake is good also - the musical numbers are a little corny (except this one):
"Lullaby in Blue"
This post is not going to be a synopsis of the movie. You can read it on the TCM website here. I just wanted to share some of the beautiful and chic costumes by Howard Shoup. I couldn't find any good color screenshots of them online so I had to take pictures of my tv (that mysterious shiny spot in the upper right corner is a window). Our first view of Debbie as she walks through the store (singing a "Good Morning" song of course):

This one was taken with the flash but I included it because you can see the detail a little better.

Without the flash. This is my favorite dress.

Matching coat to go over pink dress.

LOVE her friend's dress (Nita Talbot as Mary). It's such a gorgeous color!

I'm guessing she's holding a matching jacket.

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