Thursday, December 9, 2010
Gene as Lana Turner in "Imitation of Life"
“Imitation of Life,” 1959, was the movie that helped resuscitate Lana Turner’s career after a nasty tabloid scandal. Turner wore $1,000,000 worth of jewels in the film and a $78,000 Jean Louis wardrobe—34 costume changes at an average cost of $2,214.13 each. Even today, that would buy a lot of material! Here, Gene Marshall wears a copy of one of Lana’s dresses from the movie, expertly recreated by Diane of Whidbey Island. Jewels are by Facets by Marcia.
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