Episode 27 - Christmas in Connecticut

Episode 27 - Christmas in Connecticut

"Christmas in Connecticut" starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet and S.K. Sakall. Stanwyck stars as Elizabeth Lane, a city gal magazine columnist, who writes articles as the ultimate homemaker and mother. Things get complicated when the magazine owner strong arms her into hosting Christmas for a naval war hero at her 'farm.'
Director: Peter Godfrey
Costumes: Milo Anderson - Costumes & Edith Head - Stanwyck's Gowns
Studio: Warner Bros.
Year: 1945

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Bonus Episode - Discussing Showgirls with Pete Mennefee

Bonus Episode - Discussing Showgirls with Pete Mennefee

It's our One Year Anniversary and as a special treat we are joined by a Special Guest, Pete Menefee. Pete Menefee has had a long career as a costume designer of Movies, TV Specials, and Showgirl Cabaret Shows. He started his career as a dancer in theater and movies and even danced as one of the Chimney Sweeps in "Mary Poppins." After discussing the film Pete stayed behind to discuss his history designing showgirls for Las Vegas.

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One Year Anniversary Extravaganza! Episode 26 - Mary Poppins With Special Guest: Pete Mennefee

One Year Anniversary Extravaganza! Episode 26 - Mary Poppins With Special Guest: Pete Mennefee

It's our One Year Anniversary and we are joined by our Special Guest: Pete Menefee. Pete Menefee has had a long career as a costume designer of Movies, TV Specials, and Cabaret Shows. He started his career as a dancer in theater and movies and even danced as one of the Chimney Sweeps in "Mary Poppins." We were beyond excited to have him share his experience working on this classic film with us.  

"Mary Poppins" starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns. Andrews plays the titular character, a fantastical nanny who joins the Banks family to help bring them back together.
Director: Robert Stevenson
Costumes: Tony Walton
Studio: Walt Disney Productions
Year: 1964

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Episode 25 - Salomé - The Sexy Silent Series Vol. I

"Salomé" starring Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis and Rose Dione. Silent Screen Siren Nazimova stars as the step-daughter to the king who is holding Jokanaan (John the Baptist) prisoner. When her advances are rebuffed she demands his head on a platter.
Director: Charles Bryant
Costumes: Natacha Rambova
Studio: Nazimova Productions
Released: 1923

 

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Episode 24 - Arsenic and Old Lace

Episode 24 - Arsenic and Old Lace

"Arsenic and Old Lace" starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey and Peter Lorre. Cary Grant stars as a newlywed theater critic who discovers his devoted aunts that raised him are hiding a few bodies in the basement.
Director: Frank Capra
Costumes: Orry-Kelly
Studio: Warner Bros.
Released: 1944

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Episode 23 - I Married a Witch

Episode 23 - I Married a Witch

"I Married a Witch" starring Veronica Lake, Frederic March, Robery Benchley, Susan Hayward and Cecil Kellaway. Lake stars as a witch, who returns after 300 years to enact revenge on March, the descendant of the man who put her to death. Things get complicated when she accidentally drinks her own love potion.
Director: Rene Clair
Costumes: Edith Head
Studio: Paramount
Released: 1942

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Episode 22 - Virginia City - The Stinker Series Vol. II

Episode 22 - Virginia City - The Stinker Series Vol. II

"Virginia City" starring Erroll Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, and Humphrey Bogart. Erroll Flynn stars as an escaped Union Soldier working to thwart Randolph Scott's Confederate gold smuggling plan.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Costumes: Orry-Kelly
Studio: Warner Bros.
Released: 1940

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Episode 21 - The Women With Special Guest: Jamie Loftus

Episode 21 - The Women With Special Guest: Jamie Loftus

"The Women" starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard and Joan Fontaine. Film based on the hit Broadway play about New York Society Women and their battles over their various husbands.
Director: George Cukor
Costumes: Adrian
Studio: MGM
Year: 1939

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Episode 20 - Hit The Deck - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #7

Episode 20 - Hit The Deck - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #7

"Hit The Deck" starring Jane Powell, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Tony Martin, Vic Damone and Russ Tamblyn. Three sailor friends have a musical adventure in San Fransisco. Finding love and hijinks comes easy for the trio.
Director: Roy Rowland
Costumes: Helen Rose
Studio: MGM
Year: 1955

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Episode 19 - The Pirate - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #6

Episode 19 - The Pirate - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #6

"The Pirate" starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper and special dance sequence by The Nicholas Brothers and songs by Cole Porter. Judy Garland stars as Manuela who pines for a life of adventure with Macoco, Mack the Black, a notorious pirate. When a traveling theater troupe rolls into town her prayers may be answered.
Director: Vincente Minelli
Costumes: Tom Keogh
Studio: MGM
Year: 1948

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Episode 18 - Captain Blood - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #5

Episode 18 - Captain Blood - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #5

"Captain Blood" starring Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone and Ross Alexander. Errol Flynn stars as Peter Blood, who during an attempted revolution in England in 1680, gets imprisoned and sent to the Caribbean to be sold as a slave. After an attack on the island, Blood leads a band of slaves to escape and becomes notorious pirates sacking English shipping vessels. 
Director: Michael Curtiz
Costumes: Milo Anderson
Studio: Warner Bros.
Year: 1935

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Episode 17 - Follow The Fleet - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #3

Episode 17 - Follow The Fleet - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #3

"Follow the Fleet" starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Nelson and featuring bit parts played by Lucille Ball and Betty Grable. Fred Astaire stars as a sailor who returns to San Fran to look up his old dance partner Ginger Rogers. Lovers with mixed signals, putting on a show to save a boat and a monkey dressed up as a sailor make for a fun Irving Berlin musical romp.
Director: Mark Sandrich
Costumes: Bernard Newman (gowns)
Studio: RKO
Year: 1936

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Episode 16 - Ship Ahoy - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #3

Episode 16 - Ship Ahoy - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #3

"Ship Ahoy" starring Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton, Bert Lahr, Virginia O'Brien. Featuring musical numbers by Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra. Powell stars as a dancing sensation that gets mixed up in a smuggling plot who falls in love with Skelton antics along the way.
Director: Edward Buzzell
Costumes: Kalloch (Robert Kalloch)
Studio: MGM
Year: 1942

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Episode 15 - Anchors Aweigh - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #2

Episode 15 - Anchors Aweigh - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #2

"Anchors Aweigh" starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson and Dean Stockwell. On a four day shore leave two sailors look for love, babysit a wannabe junior sailor and teach Jerry the Mouse to tap dance.
Director: George Sidney
Costumes: Irene
Studio: MGM
Year: 1945

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Episode 14 - On The Town with Special Guest: Monica Noll - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #1

Episode 14 - On The Town with Special Guest: Monica Noll - Sexy Sailor Summer Series #1

"On The Town" starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Vera-Ellen, Ann Miller and Betty Garrett. Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin star as three sailors who get twenty-four hours of shore leave and their misadventures lead to musical numbers, a high speed police chase and love. Turns out New York, New York IS a wonderful town.
Director: Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen
Costumes: Helen Rose
Studio: MGM
Year: 1949

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Episode 13 - This Gun For Hire with Special Guest: Renee Patrick

Episode 13 - This Gun For Hire with Special Guest: Renee Patrick

"This Gun For Hire" starring Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Laird Cregar and Robert Preston. Alan Ladd stars as Raven, a hit man for hire who gets double crossed by one of his clients. This get complicated when Veronica Lake get mixed up in his run from the law while working her own angle.
Director: Frank Tuttle
Costumes: Edith Head
Studio: Paramount
Released: 1942

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Episode 12 - The Court Jester

Episode 12 - The Court Jester

"The Court Jester" starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone and Angela Lansbury. Danny Kaye stars in this medieval musical comedy about reclaiming a usurped throne in the name of a child king. Sword fights, hypnotism and technicolor costumes abound in this hilarious romp.
Director: Melvin Frank & Norman Panama
Costumes: Edith Head & Yvonne Wood
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Year: 1955

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Episode 11 - His Girl Friday

Episode 11 - His Girl Friday

"His Girl Friday" starring Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy and John Qualen. Rosalind Russell stars in this screwball comedy, as Hildy Johnson, ace reporter for The Morning Post. Cary Grant plays the paper's editor and her ex-husband, who cooks up a a scheme to lure her back to her job and keep her from marrying another man.
Director: Howard Hawks
Costumes: Kalloch (Robert Kalloch)
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Released: 1940

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Episode 10 - Gypsy - with Special Guest: Tansy

Episode 10 - Gypsy - with Special Guest: Tansy

"Gypsy" starring Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden and Ann Jillian. Natalie Wood stars as the legendary star of burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee and Rosalind Russell portrays her overbearing stage mother, Rose Hovic. This musical, based on Gypsy's memoir, tracks the Hovic family, from their early days in vaudeville through to Gypsy's rise to fame as the world's most famous burlesque dancer.
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Costumes: Orry-Kelly
Studio: Warner Bros.
Released: 1962

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Episode 9 - Marie Antoinette

Episode 9 - Marie Antoinette

"Marie Antoinette" starring Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, Robert Morley, and John Barrymore. Norma Shearer plays the titular character in this biopic based on the 1932 biography of the ill fated queen. Shearer, as Antoinette, navigates double dealings in the royal court, an extra marital love affair and the impending French Revolution. As we all know, things don't end well for her.
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Costumes: Adrian (Gowns) and Gile Steele (Menswear)
Studio: MGM
Released: 1938

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