costume party scenes?

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Trickeration, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Trickeration

    Trickeration Practically Family

    My daughter and I are looking for 30's - 40s movies with costume party or masquerade ball scenes. Can anyone think of any? They don't have to be available for rent or purchase. I know I've seen several, but my mind is just blank now that I'm looking for them. Thanks!
     
  2. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    One thing that springs to mind..... there's one of the flashback / fantasy scenes in The Shining to a costume party in, I think, the 30s which I remember as looking pretty good, though it has been a few years since i saw it last....
     
  3. LouieGee

    LouieGee New in Town

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    I did a quick search of keywords on the IMDb and came up with these:

    Fast Life (1932)
    Blue Montana Skies (1939)
    This Time for Keeps (1942)
    Rebecca (1940)
    Love Me Tonight (1932)
    Dead of Night (1945)

    There's also this one from 1929 (so unfortunately not 30s or 40s).
    One Hysterical Night (1929)

    And of course there's the classic masquerade party in 'To Catch a Thief' but that's from 1955 so might not be what you're looking for.

    Hope this helps! :)

    Here are the links if you want to browse the list yourself:
    http://www.imdb.com/keyword/costume-party/
    http://www.imdb.com/keyword/masquerade-party/
     
  4. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Practically Family

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  5. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    They have a costume theme for the Anniversary party in the 1942 film "You Were Never Lovelier" starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. Lots of good costumes!
     
  6. Howard Hughes

    Howard Hughes One of the Regulars

    FANCY DRESS

    Hello All,

    There is an episode surrounding a fancy dress party in one of the "Jeeves & Wooster" series, starring Fry & Laurie, made in the 90's.
    Give that a try.

    Toodleoo
    HH
     
  7. tuppence

    tuppence Practically Family

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    Gilda
     
  8. C-dot

    C-dot Call Me a Cab

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    Here is a still I took from the costume party scene in The Shining (TV version!):

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    A very well done set - although I think it was more 40's (unless I'm watching a different movie.)
     
  9. ThesFlishThngs

    ThesFlishThngs One Too Many

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    One of the Dr. Phibes films, either "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" or "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" has a charming costume party, in the 70's-does-20's vein. I'll admit to being smitten with the froghead costume rigged to stangle a man, but all in all, it's enchanting.
     

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