Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Here is a beautiful full length sequinned evening gown worn by Jane Russell in the film “The Revolt of Mamie Stover”. The film was made at 20th Century Fox studios in 1956.

Capturing the essence of one of the sexiest women to grace the silver screen, the gown was designed for ms Russell by Bill Travilla who designed for many of her films and for another film great Marilyn Monroe.

Russell in the film plays a Mississippi prostitute and later a war profiteer. The film was directed by Raoul Walsh.

Jane Russell has starred in many memorable roles including “The Outlaw” in 1943 and of course “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”. A great piece of Hollywood glamour from the 50's.


  1. Thanks for the info on Russell. I wish TCM woiuld show more of her pictures.


  2. Hi D! Yes it would be nice to see more of her films shown. They are very enteraining and she is always dressed beautifully! Thanks!

  3. Awesome! What a great blog - wonderful vintage! Will check back again to see more - (A Lover of Vintage myself) Michallee (Treasures from Moira's Armoire)

  4. Wow wonderful. Jane Russell is brilliant in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. x

  5. Thanks for the kind words Michallee. Great to find another vintage lover! I must check out you blog!

  6. Thanks Make Do Style. Yes Russell is amazing in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She and Monroe are amazing in their scenes together!

  7. Hello! I have a dress from this film, too.


  8. Hi! How wonderful that you have a gown from this film! Lucky you!

    Would love to see it if you have photo of how it looks today. It looks great in the still you have linked!

    Do you collect costumes? If you have others, I would love to hear. I am always looking!

    Thanks again! And please send me some pics if you like :)

  9. Hi very sexy and Beautiful Jane Russell the Pin up thank you i am such a Big fan of Her. do more of Jane please