Monday, August 23, 2010
JULIE ANDREWS STAR!
Everyone’s favourite Maria and Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews portrayed the life of English theatre and musical star Gertrude Lawrence in the 1968 20th Century Fox film “Star!”
The film has a memorable soundtrack highlighting the days of English vaudeville of which Julie Andrews herself was a part of early in her career.
This World War 1 tan-coloured raw silk military ensemble with a fitted jacket and jodhpur pants was worn by Julie Andrews as she portrayed 'Gertrude Lawrence' in the comedy musical number 'Oh! It's a Lovely War'. Andrews is seen ruining the number for all the other chorus girls. Designer Donald Brooks was nominated for an Academy Award for 'Best Costume Design' for his work in this film.
This is wardrobe costume test from Western Costume Co showing Julie Andrews in costume.
And below is Julie Andrews wearing the costume in the scene from Star!