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MOTION PICTURES FEATURING LACED CORSETS

(and a few "Merry Widows"!)

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Some films have been rated as to their corset-visibility, using little 's.

One denotes little corsetry, while is a VERY GOOD corset-film.

Films with "lacing" scenes are denoted with "Lacing".

Films with corsets UNDER gowns only are denoted with "Gowns".

Obviously, these ratings have little to do with a critical evaluation of the film itself.

NOTE THAT, in some cases, DESCRIPTIONS AND EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE OF CORSET DEPICTED are included
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Note: All clips available here are for review purposes only, presented in order to entice the viewer to purchase the film in its entirety.
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NOTES:

THE NAME IN PARENTHESIS IS USUALLY THE WEARER'S

"TVM" = TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES

"TVS" = TELEVISION SERIES


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1967---- Gowns  HALF A SIXPENCE (JULIA FOSTER)

1964---- HAMLET--Russian (ELSA RADZIN)

1997---- Gowns HAMLET (JULIE CHRISTIE)

2009----HANNAH MONTANA:  THE MOVIE 

1951---- HAPPY GO LOVELY (VERA ELLEN)

1980---- THE HAPPY HOOKER GOES HOLLYWOOD (MARTINE BESWICKE)

2007----HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (HELENA BONHAM CARTER)

               "Miss Carter's character suffers a VERY appropriate death; I about fell out of my seat. Very funny,
               considering her nickname, the 'Queen of Corsets.'" Comment by Jim G.

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1978---- Lacing HART TO HART ()
1984
                In one episode, Miss Powers is being laced into a credible corset - Video of this

1946---- THE HARVEY GIRLS (CYD CHARISSE)

2003---- THE HAUNTED MANSION (JENNIFER TILLY)

                An extra on the set writes: "I fortunately had a built-in corset in my dress. Most of the other women had to wear corsets separately. One girl
                actually passed out early in the day. Poor thing, wardrobe doesn't know any better. They just lace you up super tight - for the movie's sake."
            

1989---- HEART OF DIXIE (VIRGINIA MADSEN)  

              Costume Civil War gowns and corsets (costumes).

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2005----HEDWIG COURTHS-MAHLER: DURCH DIE LIEBE ERLÖST (Parts I and II) German TVM (NATALIE WÖRNER)--Victorian      Stillclips and Video             

1949---- Gowns THE HEIRESS (OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND )--Victorian  2 still-clips and video

Miss De Havilland wears her corset while brushing her hair in front of mirror in her bedroom. Earlier, we view her getting ready for a dance, en corset and petticoats. It is always exciting knowing what a lady is wearing under her gown! Director William Wyler ordered costume designer Edith Head to be VERY faithful to the crinolined Victorian era in this picture, and it shows. Later, the jump in time takes us to the bustled Edwardian era with equal accuracy.

2004----HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT (LAURA FRASER)     Still-clip

               A [typically uninformed - ed] quote from Laura Fraser.

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1960---- HELLER IN PINK TIGHTS (SOPHIA LOREN)--Victorian 4 still-clips  

              Sophia in a beautiful blue corset, conversing with her lover.

1949----Gowns HELLFIRE (MARIE WINDSOR)

             Aside from some wonderfully tight corseted gowns and a great tight showgirl outfit, at a couple of
             points, there is some fussing with the lacings on one of Ms. Windsor's gowns.

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1969---- HELLO DOLLY! (BARBRA STREISAND)

Barbra wears corset peeking from negligee' while singing a love song in her bedroom.

2011-----HELL ON WHEELS - TVS ()
Present

1996---- HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE (VALENTINA VARGAS)

                    Some very odd, stylized 'corsets,' in a very odd film.

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1995---- HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS-- TVM (DANIELLE CORMACK)

"Hollywood Basque" style  4 still clips (101 Meg) Ms.Cormack is led to the guillotine in the episode entitled, "Les Contemptibles", first aired 14 April 1997. Here she is splendid a tight-bodiced corset and petticoat.

1918-----HERE COME THE GIRLS (BEBE DANIELS)      Still clip - Caption: Harold Lloyd assists schoolgirls in purchasing corsets    Source

1957---- DAS HERZ VON ST. PAULI ("The Heart from St. Paul")--West German (KARIN BAAL et al....)--Varied styles   
                Still-clip

Nice German fifties film about a rude guy opening a club in St. Paul, complete with corsets and mermaid dress..

1975---- Lacing   HESTER STREET (CAROL KANE)  2 still clips

The shy Ms. Kane (Gitl) coerced into corsets by a female friend (in order to please her already unfaithful husband), but with disastrous results.
Nice corset, but MUCH too loose for most tastes.

1956----HEUTE HEIRATET MEIN MANN West German (LINA CARSTENS) Still-clip

                Good fifties Merry Widow representation (fairly lengthy).

2004----Gowns   HIDALGO (ZULEIKHA ROBINSON & LOUISE LOMBARD)   Still-clips

                An extra reminisces: 'They laced my corset so tight, my waist became seven inches smaller than its original size. (The end) result: I threw up four times the first night.  They loosened (up my
                corset) a bit  after that.'  ALSO: 'Now, as far as body-mass is concerned, I'm a small person. My waist in the summer of '02 was 27 inches around.  At the fitting, the corset full of boning and
                laces and hooks made me 24 inches around. The first night, everyone was so energetic that the wardrobe lady who laced me up put her foot on the bench in front of me and laced me up from 
                behind so tight that I now had a 20 inch waist… Only one thing really stands out in my mind about the first night: the corset. It was bad enough I could feel  the lower portions of my ribs
                rubbing up against each other… The second night was definitely easier than the first.  I think I had a fellow extra girl lace me up, so my organs all stayed where they were supposed to. (ED: ?!)

 
1980----"HI-DE-HI!" -TVS (RUTH MADOC)    

                The corsetted episode is from the third series, shown in 1982 and is entitled 'Carnival Time.'  Still-clip

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1967----
Lacing  THE HIGH SHAPPARAL -TVS  (LINDA CRISTAL)       Lacing Vidclip -  "Lady Fair' Episode (2-4)   Starts at 8:10
1971

1954---- Gowns  HOBSON'S CHOICE (PRUNELLA SCALES)

The women's fashions of the 1880s are shown in every detail. The waists are laced without exception and the corsets beneath are recognizable.

1993---- HOCUS POCUS (SARAH JESSICA PARKER)

1999----HOLBY CITY -TVS  (VARIED)
2012

1966---- Poor HOTEL PARADISO (GINA LOLLOBRIDIGA)

      Better to re-name this one, "A Few Stout Women". A comedy in which Gina is not shown corseted, but some fairly hefty ladies make corseted  appearances. For the record only.

1953---- HOUDINI ()    Still-clips

      No naked corsets, but watch Miss Leigh's waist in the beginning dance scene, and the gown she wears. The small waist and boning show through.

2014----HOUDINI -TVS ()

1963---- HOUR OF THE CRIMSON ROSE ("Godzina Pasowej Rozy") --Polish (ACTRESS UNKNOWN)  --Victorian  

                   A young girl  experiences travel in time from the 1960's to 1880's. Several corsetted scenes, one of them quite long.
                   (1~1.5 minutes).

1950----HOUSE BY THE RIVER (JANE WYATT)  Still-clip

2000----THE HOUSE OF MIRTH -TVM (GILLIAN ANDERSON &  & LAURA LINNEY)     Still-clip

                    Laura Linney reportedly reduced her waist 5" for this film.

                    Interview with Miss Anderson, regarding her corset-wearing whilst filming this movie: "How does it feel to be out of corset?" 'Oh, it feels wonderful.  I've got
                    lines  embedded in my stomach... It's really a wonderful feeling of release when you can just let it all go and put on some jeans...First and foremost, [the corset]
                    helps you to stand and to posture yourself how they did at the turn of the century.' 
              

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2011---- HOUSE OF TOLERANCE  French ("L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)" (HAFSIA HERZI)      Still-clips

                 The movie can be watched online. Audio available in French and German. The DVD can also be purchased from amazon.de in French and German                  

1953---- GREAT Lacing  HOUSE OF WAX (CAROLYN JONES)--50s Hollywood "long-line" style

English version entitled "The Rake's progress"    Still-clips

Miss Jones is helped to dress (in her bedroom) and is laced by her girlfriend. One long scene.

1992---- HOWARD'S END (NICOLE DUFFETT)--Victorian style  Still-clip

Short bedroom scene with wife preparing for bed, removing her corset in the process.

1963---- HOW THE WEST WAS WON (DEBBIE REYNOLDS) --CLIP AVAILABLE ON DESCRIPTOR PAGE

Debbie undresses to her corset after a stage song.    Still-clips

1961----- EINE HÜBSCHER ALS  DIE ANDERE West German (SENTA BERGER) --50s Hollywood  Still-clip

                Ms. Berger singing and dancing in a red corset in a German theatrical production.

1997-----THE HUNCHBACK (SALMA HAYEK)    Collage, courtesy Aarkey

                  

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