Saturday, September 18, 2021

Cinema Wedding Gowns: H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

This month's wedding gown comes from H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) starring Robert Young, Hedy Lamarr, and Ruth Hussey. The film has several flashbacks, one being the wedding between Young and Hussey. Being that the PRESENT is probably 1941, we have another historically incorrect gown, as the wedding would have taken place in the late 20s and this is decidedly 40s. 

This is all we get to see of the silk gown. It has a wrap-front bodice and what looks to be long sleeves. The shoulders are padded. Hussey wears a strand of graduated pearls and carries a bouquet of roses, orange blossoms, and baby's breath (?)

The veil is gathered tulle attached to a pointed wire tiara covered in wax flowers. I like how we get to see the back of the frame. 

White kid gloves. Isn't it neat how the ring finger can come off without removing the entire glove? Notice that the groom is also wearing gloves. 

One of the guests is wearing Judy Garland's dress from Strike Up the Band (1940). I only noticed this because I have a four-cd set of Judy's (Mickey & Judy) with this picture on the front. Notice the ruffle on the sleeves has been tucked under. 

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