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The Harvey Girls
Costume seen on Angela Lansbury as Em
It's a Dog's Life
Costume seen on Jarma Lewis as Maybel Maycroft
Costume seen on an extra

This green wool period dress and with bodice of leg-o-mutton sleeves, peplum and full full-length skirt.  The jacket and lower skirt hem is ornamented with black bugle beads in a spider web motif with beaded butterflies at on skirt.

Helen Rose designed the costumes for the musical and perfectly crafted the theme of the film, the simplified idea of good girls vs. bad girls, into this costume.  It is ornamented with spider webs on the bodice and lower skirt and in the web on the skirt are beaded butterflies.  But in the end, as in all proper MGM musicals of the time, she does relent and release Garland to seek her true love.  The dress was later worn in “It’s A Dog’s Life,” 1955 and “Cimarron,” 1960.

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