Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rue de la Paix

This week's Rue de la Paix serves both as a collage and as a friendly reminder. Gone with the Wind will be on Turner Classic Movies this Tuesday Sept. 14 at 8pm ET, featured as part of TCM's tribute to Star of the Month Vivien Leigh.  For you night owls, the documentary The Making of a Legend immediately follows the movie at 12am ET.


  1. LOVE it. Thanks for the heads up about GWTW being on TCM this Tuesday. I doubt I'll watch the whole thing, but I like having it on in the background whenever it's on TV, and of course I always like to tune in and see what sort of tasty tidbit Robert Osborne offers up.

  2. Fantastic promo art, and I've never seen it before! Thanks for the reminder as well!

  3. BTW I know it is OOT for this particular post, but this "harlot" dress is one I would really like to see in your dobbelganger slot. It has always had FAR to modern a feel for me this drawing less than the actual dress though. But still this dress would not look to costumy even today even made from this sketch...

    And also I would like to add to the choir of admires for this promo art. Now I am sad I cannot watch TCM

  4. I love this poster (or whatever it originally was) as well. And yeah, M, I agree with you. I don't think we'll find the red dress in fashion plates from that exact period. (Though, at the dedication iso has for this particular project, I wouldn't be surprised if she finds something similar eventually.) When I first watched the movie, and knew very little of 19th century fashion, my first thought was "What the hell, can this be period accurate?"

  5. @Shaninalux and Bugsie- I agree. I really love this poster too! It's really a clever piece of advertising.

    @M- I too would totally love to see a doppelganger for the "harlot dress" but as Bugsie mentions I doubt that will ever happen. I've seen nothing that looks even remotely like it in the fashion plates of the late 1860s and early 1870s. This was beginning of the bustle era and ladies' evening wear of the period was very elaborately feminine--lots of frills and flounces, with accents of lace, ribbon, and fabric flowers draped over bustles.

    On a superficial level at least, I find Scarlett's red dress to be closer in spirit to the dresses of the 1880s-90s, where skirts became more streamlined and necklines more pronounced. But even this doesn't come close to what Plunkett created here. A stunning dress to be sure, but not a very historically accurate one, I'm afraid.


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