Saturday, March 1, 2014


This beautiful ankle-length crepe evening dress was worn by Cyd Charisse in the 1948 MGM musical “Words and Music”. The costumes were designed by Helen Rose.

The bodice is decorated with lace and sequin appliqué, and the skirt with two layers of pleated crepe and an attached crinoline with lace and sequin appliqué to match the bodice.

The gown has a studio label with Ms Charrise’s name and indicates “427 5162 Cyd Charisse.”

Here is Cyd and Perry Como posing at the piano.

And here is another great shot of the two seated at the piano.

Here are some production stills of Cyd Dancing in the costume.

The film was a fictionalised story based on the musical composers Rodgers and Hart. The film had a number of MGM greats including Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, Janet Leigh, Perry Como, and Ann Sothern.

The gown is worn in the production number “We’ll Have A Blue Room”. Cyd dances beautifully as always.

Here is Cyd Chraisse, dancing in the gown with Perry Como in the song “We’ll Have A Blue Room”.

A wonderful costume piece from not only a beautiful star but from the golden era of the MGM musicals. 

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