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    • Paramount Pictures

    Artists and Models Abroad (also known as Stranded in Paris)

    1938

    Costume seen on Joan Bennet as Patricia Harpe

    • Paramount Pictures

    The Lady Eve

    1941

    Costume seen on Barbara Stanwyck as Jean

    • Paramount Pictures

    Sunset Boulevard

    1950

    Costume seen on Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond

    • Paramount Pictures

    Promotional Photo

    1950s

    Costume seen on Rhonda Fleming as a Promo Photo

    • Bert I. Gordon Productions

    Picture Mommy Dead

    1966

    Costume seen on Zsa Zsa Gabor as Jessica Shelley

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About the Costume

This absolutely beautiful “Winged” diamond necklace has been seen in several films, each time altered slightly to give it a different look. It was first designed in 1938 by Paramount’s on staff jeweler. Paramount was one of the only studios to have a jeweler on staff, while other studios tended to rent from outside vendors such as Joseff of Hollywood. Paramount was also interesting in the fact that it rented out its jewelry to other studios as well, and would continue to do so until 2006 when their costume department closed and remaining pieces were put into the Paramount Production Archives.

In 1941 the necklace was seen on on actress  Barbara Stanwyck as Jean in The Lady Eve.  Several years later in 1950 it was seen on Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in the famous film Sunset Boulevard, where the “Crown” pendant seems to have been removed.  In 1966 the necklace was seen a third time on Zsa Zsa Gabor as Jessica Shelley in the film Picture Mommy Dead. This time the entire center portion of the necklace seems to have been replaced, though the main wings still remain.

This necklace went up for auction with Profiles in History in September of 2021. You can learn more here.

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About the Costume

This absolutely beautiful “Winged” diamond necklace has been seen in several films, each time altered slightly to give it a different look. It was first designed in 1938 by Paramount’s on staff jeweler. Paramount was one of the only studios to have a jeweler on staff, while other studios tended to rent from outside vendors such as Joseff of Hollywood. Paramount was also interesting in the fact that it rented out its jewelry to other studios as well, and would continue to do so until 2006 when their costume department closed and remaining pieces were put into the Paramount Production Archives.

In 1941 the necklace was seen on on actress  Barbara Stanwyck as Jean in The Lady Eve.  Several years later in 1950 it was seen on Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in the famous film Sunset Boulevard, where the “Crown” pendant seems to have been removed.  In 1966 the necklace was seen a third time on Zsa Zsa Gabor as Jessica Shelley in the film Picture Mommy Dead. This time the entire center portion of the necklace seems to have been replaced, though the main wings still remain.

This necklace went up for auction with Profiles in History in September of 2021. You can learn more here.

This absolutely beautiful “Winged” diamond necklace has been seen in several films, each time altered slightly to give it a different look. It was first designed in 1938 by Paramount’s on staff jeweler. Paramount was one of the only studios to have a jeweler on staff, while other studios tended to rent from outside vendors such as Joseff of Hollywood. Paramount was also interesting in the fact that it rented out its jewelry to other studios as well, and would continue to do so until 2006 when their costume department closed and remaining pieces were put into the Paramount Production Archives.

In 1941 the necklace was seen on on actress  Barbara Stanwyck as Jean in The Lady Eve.  Several years later in 1950 it was seen on Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in the famous film Sunset Boulevard, where the “Crown” pendant seems to have been removed.  In 1966 the necklace was seen a third time on Zsa Zsa Gabor as Jessica Shelley in the film Picture Mommy Dead. This time the entire center portion of the necklace seems to have been replaced, though the main wings still remain.

This necklace went up for auction with Profiles in History in September of 2021. You can learn more here.

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  • Michael
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