A Lana Turner costume from Diane

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Lot 1121
A Lana Turner costume from Diane

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A Lana Turner costume from Diane
MGM, 1956. Comprising a black silk full-length skirt, slightly shorter in the front and lined in black linen, with an interior cream-colored tag inscribed in black ink, "Lana Turner / 1675 / 4406," and "#17" sewn into the interior waistband, accompanied by a black lace and fabric crinoline with two labels, both inscribed, "1675 / 4416 / Lana Turner / Ch. 17," and an intricately constructed black corset-type bodice with a built-in bra, faux pearls at the neckline, oversized purple velvet cowl-like sleeves, and a lace-up back. The costumes for Diane were designed by Walter Plunkett, who also designed the costumes for Gone With the Wind (1939). Turner plays the character of "Diane de Poitiers," a tutor who becomes the mistress of the French king, and she wears this gown in a scene where she converses with her rival, Marisa Pavan. Accompanied by a 23.5 x 17.25 in. photo, mounted on board, of Turner wearing the gown in a scene from the film.
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