SHIRLEY MACLAINE WAS DRESSED BY EDITH HEAD FOR THE OSCARS IN 1959


Photo via: Hollywood Reporter

This is how a movie star got ready for the Oscars in 1959. This great photo is of Shirley MacLaine when she was 24 and nominated for Best Actress in “Some Came Running” with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Edith Head designed a brown satin gown for Shirley to wear on the red carpet that was fitted within an inch of her life. Shirley liked Edith – she said the legendary designer “could intimidate all the producers when she walked into an office.” She’s been nominated six times but this year Shirley will be watching the awards on TV – she’s busy filming “Downton Abbey.

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Posted by Janet on February 23, 2012

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  1. By pippa
    On February 23, 2012 at

    Downton Abbey is awesome. Everybody should watch it!

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  3. By forrest gump
    On February 23, 2012 at

    you mean she passed away?
    ……..WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?

  4. By Reta
    On February 23, 2012 at

    Gerard, you’re SUCH a MORON! You freaking fool, you HAVE a computer, look it up! Shirley, as this post CLEARLY makes out is alive and busy filming her show, therefore unavailible to come. Edith has been gone for a long time now, unfortunately. Her talents were colossal, and I still enjoy seeing her name listed in the credits of old movies because I know I’m gonna see some STYLE!

    GAWD you’re a dumb fuck!

  5. By Mrs Patrick Campbell
    On February 24, 2012 at

    Is Edith Head wearing a Chanel suit in that photo?

  6. By Patrick
    On February 24, 2012 at

    Pippa are you kidding? Does that soap play in the States? It’s dreadful British daytime pap ala Coronation Street.
    REta, why bother with…it.
    Young Shirley sure was cute.

  7. By annabella
    On February 24, 2012 at

    Get Taylor Swift that bob, and she can pass off as a 24-year old Shirley!

  8. By Voltaire
    On February 24, 2012 at

    So is it 1956 or 1959? Make up your mind.

    And it’s Downton Abbey, not Downtown Abbey.

    If you’re going to write about something, get it correct.

  9. By Denise
    On February 24, 2012 at

    I don’t know if it’s Chanel or not Mrs. Campbell, but it is very classy.

  10. By pinkandyellowroses
    On February 24, 2012 at

    Fantastic photo ! What an era

  11. By Strom
    On February 24, 2012 at

    As a con-a-sewer of fine art, I would properly call this Out in the Sticks Abbey.

  12. By Leo
    On February 24, 2012 at

    Edith Head was the designer to the stars. I believe she has won about 8 Oscars for motion picture wardrobe. Her movie outfits are legendary!!

  13. By Reta
    On February 24, 2012 at

    Patrick, you’re right..I SHOULD give up, huh?! It’s just a pet peeve of mine…sheer moronicity that is!

    Hey, isn’t it about time for Gerard to change his moniker again so we won’t “know who he is”? hahahahahahahahahahaha!

  14. By WMS
    On February 25, 2012 at

    It was sooooo nice when Reta was away and we didn’t have to endure her abrasive comments. Edith Head wasnt a nice person and as Bob Mackie points out in the interview was a better promoter than a designer.

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