Lady in the Dark (1944) - Ginger Rogers as Liza Elliott wearing a sequined and beaded gown with mink-trimmed train.
According to MovieDiva, director Mitchell Leisen had started in Hollywood as a set and costume designer. Although Edith Head and Raoul Pene du Bois are credited for the costumes, most of them are Leisen’s including the mink skirted outfit Rogers wears in the circus dream, publicized at the time as the most expensive costume in film history (at $35,000). There were two mink-skirted dresses. The first was lined with glass beads, but was so heavy that Rogers couldn’t dance in it. A second dress was made with the sparkling lining in sequins, which are much lighter.
We wanted to illustrate a few more uses for our new Finger Hands. As you can see, there’s the high twenty-five, impractical shoe tying, tiny business handshakes, adorable multi-handed peekaboo, a way to look even smarter stroking your beard, guitar moves Eddie Van Halen couldn’t handle, a better way to brush your bangs out of your eyes and a true grip on your glass of water.
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