Monday, November 16, 2009

I learned something today!

Maybe this is old knowledge, and I'm just late on the boat here (that happens often), but in flipping through a book about The Wizard of Oz at Barnes & Noble this evening, I found out that Glinda's dress was actually created by Adrian for Jeanette in San Francisco. WHAT. WHAT. They basically took it and bedazzled the crap out of it, for Glinda. I feel that I fail at being me for not knowing that, because even though I'm a relatively new Jeanette fan I've been a huge Wizard of Oz fan pretty much my whole life.
Dress pictures after the jump!

Jeanette, San Francisco:

Glinda in the bedazzled dress:


  1. It might also interest you to know that Jeanette's dress from "San Francisco" that she wears when singing the title song immediately prior to the "Quake" at the Chicken's Ball was also worn in the MGM film "Honolulu" a couple of year's later. Likewise, Miss MacDonald's dress as aged Miss Morrison in "Maytime" (1937) was worn by Cecil Cunningham in the 1941 MGM release, "Blossoms in the Dust" which is in color so you get to see the actual color of the Adrian-designed dress.

  2. Do you happen to recall which book you were looking at that had this information? I'd be very grateful.