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  • Dolores del Rio as Belinha De Rezende wearing silk pajamas in the 1933 film "Flying Down to Rio."
    • RKO Radio Pictures

    Flying Down to Rio

    1933

    Costume seen on Dolores del Rio as Belinha De Rezende

  • Betty Grable as Dance Specialty-Knock Knees wearing silk pajamas in the 1934 film "The Gay Divorcee."
    • RKO Radio Pictures

    The Gay Divorcee

    1934

    Costume seen on Betty Grable as Dance Specialty-Knock Knees

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About the Costume

The now defunct studio RKO was known in the ‘30s for their Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films, of which they made nine. Because the films were from the same studio, and the movies themselves were similar in needing big dance number costumes, it’s no surprise that costumes from their films were used again frequently.

This example is actually a pair of silk pajamas that Walter Plunkett designed for the 1933 film Flying Down to Rio, which Dolores del Rio wore as Belinha De Rezende. It was used the following year again in The Gay Divorcee on Betty Grable as Dance Speciality-Knock Knees.

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About the Costume

The now defunct studio RKO was known in the ‘30s for their Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films, of which they made nine. Because the films were from the same studio, and the movies themselves were similar in needing big dance number costumes, it’s no surprise that costumes from their films were used again frequently.

This example is actually a pair of silk pajamas that Walter Plunkett designed for the 1933 film Flying Down to Rio, which Dolores del Rio wore as Belinha De Rezende. It was used the following year again in The Gay Divorcee on Betty Grable as Dance Speciality-Knock Knees.

The now defunct studio RKO was known in the ‘30s for their Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films, of which they made nine. Because the films were from the same studio, and the movies themselves were similar in needing big dance number costumes, it’s no surprise that costumes from their films were used again frequently.

This example is actually a pair of silk pajamas that Walter Plunkett designed for the 1933 film Flying Down to Rio, which Dolores del Rio wore as Belinha De Rezende. It was used the following year again in The Gay Divorcee on Betty Grable as Dance Speciality-Knock Knees.

Credits

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Costume Designer:
  • Walter Plunkett

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