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    • Warner Bros.

    Life with Father

    1947

    Costume seen on Irene Dunn as Vinnie Day

    • Warner Bros.

    Fort Worth

    1951

    Costume seen on Helena Carter as Amy Brooks

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About the Costume

This lovely costume recently went up for sale at Bonham’s in the TCM Presents: Little Treasures Auction. It was first worn by Irene Dunn as Vinnie Day in the 1947 film Life with Father and was seen again on Helena Carter as Amy Brooks in the 1951 Fort Worth. The auction describes the dress as follows:

Designed by Marjorie Best. Olive green iridescent 2-piece full-length grosgrain ensemble consisting of a sleeveless cream-colored linen undershirt attached to the bustle skirt which has a short train and multiple layers of flounces in the back, together with a peplum jacket with a front hook-and-eye closure, both bearing identical “Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.” labels inscribed, “888-662,” in black ink.

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About the Costume

This lovely costume recently went up for sale at Bonham’s in the TCM Presents: Little Treasures Auction. It was first worn by Irene Dunn as Vinnie Day in the 1947 film Life with Father and was seen again on Helena Carter as Amy Brooks in the 1951 Fort Worth. The auction describes the dress as follows:

Designed by Marjorie Best. Olive green iridescent 2-piece full-length grosgrain ensemble consisting of a sleeveless cream-colored linen undershirt attached to the bustle skirt which has a short train and multiple layers of flounces in the back, together with a peplum jacket with a front hook-and-eye closure, both bearing identical “Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.” labels inscribed, “888-662,” in black ink.

This lovely costume recently went up for sale at Bonham’s in the TCM Presents: Little Treasures Auction. It was first worn by Irene Dunn as Vinnie Day in the 1947 film Life with Father and was seen again on Helena Carter as Amy Brooks in the 1951 Fort Worth. The auction describes the dress as follows:

Designed by Marjorie Best. Olive green iridescent 2-piece full-length grosgrain ensemble consisting of a sleeveless cream-colored linen undershirt attached to the bustle skirt which has a short train and multiple layers of flounces in the back, together with a peplum jacket with a front hook-and-eye closure, both bearing identical “Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.” labels inscribed, “888-662,” in black ink.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • TCM Presents Little Treasures Auction through Bonhams
Costume Designer:
  • Marjorie Best

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