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    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    That Forsyte Woman

    1949

    Costume seen on Janet Leigh as June Forsyte

    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    Lust for Life

    1956

    Costume seen on Toni Gerry as Johanna

    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    The Brothers Karamazov

    1958

    Costume seen on an extra

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About the Costume

This pretty little gown was designed by Walter Plunkett and recently went up for auction at Julien’s Auctions. The auction described the dress as:

A 19th-century style golden silk floor-length gown with lace trimmed decoration, designed by Walter Plunkett. Stamp marked “MGM” and with a handwritten inscription, “1435/ 5623/ Janet Leigh.” The film number on the costume tag “1438” indicates that this was made for Leigh for the film That Forsyte Woman (MGM, 1949).

The gown was first used on Janet Leigh in 1949 as June Forsyte in That Forsyte Woman. It appeared again in 1956 when Toni Gerry wore it as Johanna in the film Lust for Life. It was seen briefly in a crowd scene on an extra in the 1958 film The Brothers Karamazov.

The dress has seen wear and tear over the years and has probably been used in many other films than documented above.

 

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About the Costume

This pretty little gown was designed by Walter Plunkett and recently went up for auction at Julien’s Auctions. The auction described the dress as:

A 19th-century style golden silk floor-length gown with lace trimmed decoration, designed by Walter Plunkett. Stamp marked “MGM” and with a handwritten inscription, “1435/ 5623/ Janet Leigh.” The film number on the costume tag “1438” indicates that this was made for Leigh for the film That Forsyte Woman (MGM, 1949).

The gown was first used on Janet Leigh in 1949 as June Forsyte in That Forsyte Woman. It appeared again in 1956 when Toni Gerry wore it as Johanna in the film Lust for Life. It was seen briefly in a crowd scene on an extra in the 1958 film The Brothers Karamazov.

The dress has seen wear and tear over the years and has probably been used in many other films than documented above.

 

This pretty little gown was designed by Walter Plunkett and recently went up for auction at Julien’s Auctions. The auction described the dress as:

A 19th-century style golden silk floor-length gown with lace trimmed decoration, designed by Walter Plunkett. Stamp marked “MGM” and with a handwritten inscription, “1435/ 5623/ Janet Leigh.” The film number on the costume tag “1438” indicates that this was made for Leigh for the film That Forsyte Woman (MGM, 1949).

The gown was first used on Janet Leigh in 1949 as June Forsyte in That Forsyte Woman. It appeared again in 1956 when Toni Gerry wore it as Johanna in the film Lust for Life. It was seen briefly in a crowd scene on an extra in the 1958 film The Brothers Karamazov.

The dress has seen wear and tear over the years and has probably been used in many other films than documented above.

 

Credits

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Costume Designer:
  • Walter Plunkett

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