But that wasn't all. In 1943, Red Skelton starred in the musical Du Barry was a Lady and, in a number featuring the months of the year, model-actress Inez Cooper donned the gown (no cape) as Miss December. Cooper's look here is very Hedy Lamarr, though Crawford had herself had also sported Lamarr's signature hairstyle when she did the hooty Ice Follies of 1939. This would be the final time that the dress hit movie screens, though it almost made still another belated comeback!
|After nearly a quarter-century, the gown was unearthed once more and slated to be featured in Robert Aldrich's garish oddity The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968.)|
** UPDATE: One of our faithful friends out there in the surface world sent us yet another example of this gown being sported by a star. This time, the delightful Miss Angela Lansbury donned the scarlet stunner for a 1945 photo opportunity at the entrance to her dressing room! We offer our thanks for keeping the fabric facts as complete as possible. **