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Norma Shearer in "Marie Antoinette", 1938.

Norma Shearer in "Marie Antoinette",

MGM’s Marie Antoinette was intended to be filmed in color. Adrian spared no expense in choosing the most extravagant of fabrics, colors & designs for his pieces - much to the ire of the MGM heads who balked at the increasingly high production cost for the film. When Sidney Franklin was replaced as director by W.S. Van Dyke, the decision was made to cut the plans for technicolor and film Marie Antoinette in black and white to curb the already bloated budget for the film." Here, a colorized…

When Gilbert Adrian began to design his sumptuous, extravagant gowns for MGM’s Marie Antoinette, the feature was intended to be filmed in color. Adrian spared no expense in choosing the most.

Actress Norma Shearer powdering her chin while sitting in the passenger seat of a car, 1929.

Actress Norma Shearer powdering her chin while sitting in the passenger seat of a car, 1929.

James Stewart and Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer & James Stewart sitting in a boat, That’s all I know. from revivalistblues & savvysilvi via turtlekerr “ “ “” ”

Anne Getts working on a gown from the 1938 MGM motion picture Marie Antoinette at the. Stabilizing a 1938 costume for its preservation.

Anne Getts, UD graduate student in the Winterthur-University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, helps restore the gown which was designed by Gilbert Adrian and worn by leading lady Norma Shearer in the 1938 MGM movie "Marie Antoinette.

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