Thursday, June 16, 2011


Here is a beautiful 1940’s dress worn by Judy Holliday in the 1949 MGM film classic “Adam’s Rib”.

The film was written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin and directed by George Cukor. It starred Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. This was Judy Holliday in her first major film role. The film is considered one of the great classic romantic comedies of the 1940’s.

The film was used by Columbia as her audition for re-creating her role on film of her Broadway success in Born Yesterday. Holliday went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for Born Yesterday.

Holliday is also best remembered for her role in Bells Are Ringing which she also performed on Broadway and then reprised her role on film. Holliday also starred in the film ‘The Solid Gold Cadillac”.

Below is the trailer to the film where you can see Judy Holliday in costume:

Holliday passed away from illness in June 1956 far too young at age 43.


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  2. Hi and thanks for the nice comments. I have been a bit slack with the updates! I will need to be a little more regular yes!

    Please feel free to link away!

    Thanks again.

  3. Thanks! I love this site and look forward to your other posts. I've featured it on my side bar