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Recycled Historical Costumes

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Recycled Historical Costumes

Post by boswellbaxter » Tue December 6th, 2011, 2:32 pm

My daughter pointed out this blog to me--costumes that have made repeated appearances in movies, TV, and cover art:

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Post by fljustice » Tue December 6th, 2011, 3:54 pm

What a fun site! Another place to go to avoid writing.
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Post by LoobyG » Tue December 6th, 2011, 5:25 pm

Lol brilliant! It's so interesting how they reuse costumes, very practical :)

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue December 6th, 2011, 7:10 pm

There's a lot of that in Jane Austen films and other productions set in roughly the same time period.

But the worst ever had to be MGM using leftovers from Gone With The Wind for the 1940 Pride & Prejudice. They also recycled music from The Wizard of Oz. That is one bizzare combination. It's so ridiculous you can't help laughing.

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Post by Divia » Wed December 7th, 2011, 12:37 am

I knew they reused covers, but I never knew that they reused dresses. I mean it seems logical. I guess I never caught it before.
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