Monday, June 28, 2010


Rhonda Fleming is considered one of the most beautiful and glamorous actresses of the 40's and 50's cinema and was nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" based on her red hair photographing well in Technicolor.

This is a period gown worn by Rhonda Fleming in the 1949 Paramount musical "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court".

Costumes were designed by Edith Head. Fleming co-starred with Bing Crosby in this her first Technicolor film. The story of the flim is based on the Mark Twain classic.

Fleming is also known for her roles in films such as "Spellbound" 1945 for Alfred Hitchcock and "The Spiral Staircase" in 1946 for Robert Siodmak. Fleming also appread in the film noir classic "Out of the Past" in 1947.

A charming period costume worn by this wonderful lady!


  1. Wonderful info. I have always liked Rhonda Fleming. Thanks.

  2. Thanks D. I love this great lady too. I contacted her through her web site and told her about the costume. She loves that these treasures survived and are being preserved too!

  3. Yes the belt was reconstructed as close as possible for display. WIth vintage costume, not everything survived together. It is a miracle the costume itself survived. The belt was made for displaying the costume. Thanks for taking the time to post :)