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  • Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw wearing a black beaded gown in the 1953 film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."
    • Twentieth Century Studios

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    1953

    Costume seen on Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw

  • Sheree North wearing a black beaded gown in a 1950s publicity photo.
    • Twentieth Century Studios

    Publicity Photo

    1950s

    Costume seen on Sheree North

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Movie costumes not only go on to be used in other films but during the old studio system, when each studio had its own costume department, costumes were frequently used again for promotional photos. This black beaded gown, designed by Travilla, was first worn by Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and then was used again several years later on Sheree North in a publicity photo for the studio. Interestingly, it appears that the same brooch was used on the gown as well. 

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About the Costume

Movie costumes not only go on to be used in other films but during the old studio system, when each studio had its own costume department, costumes were frequently used again for promotional photos. This black beaded gown, designed by Travilla, was first worn by Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and then was used again several years later on Sheree North in a publicity photo for the studio. Interestingly, it appears that the same brooch was used on the gown as well. 

Movie costumes not only go on to be used in other films but during the old studio system, when each studio had its own costume department, costumes were frequently used again for promotional photos. This black beaded gown, designed by Travilla, was first worn by Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and then was used again several years later on Sheree North in a publicity photo for the studio. Interestingly, it appears that the same brooch was used on the gown as well. 

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