Sunday, May 14, 2017

WANTED: Orange crystal beaded Ginger gown

This gown was is one of the costumes Nolan Miller designed for Tina Louise for "Gilligan's Island."  Playing Ginger, the glamorous movie star, this gown could not be more perfect.  The character of Ginger was based on Marilyn Monroe and it appears this gown was also.  The cut and shape look very similar to what Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy.  The gown is made of beaded orange material with dangling crystals sewn throughout.  I love this gown as it is very reminiscent of the end of the golden era of glamorous Hollywood.

WANTED: If anyone has this gown, or any information on its whereabouts, please let me know!