Right before shooting began on a part written expressly for her, Ms. Bette Davis fell ill with pneumonia and was projected to be in the hospital for the entire week of shooting. Desperate to keep their film on schedule, the producers begged Monolithic Studios for a loan, "Please, don't just send anyone! Send Gene." Ms. Gene Marshall was thrilled at the prospect!
This ensemble, designed for Ms. Davis, consists of a sheath dress in a velvety purple, with the lace ruffled front she often wears in her films. Her sleeves are full and the cuffs close neatly at the wrist with invisible hooks. The hat, asymetrical and trimmed with matching lace is a brand new design. The hat pin is included. Nude hose from Ashton Drake and Black Kingstate shoes round out the costume.
(As many people now own shoes from the Kingstate collection, you may pass on the shoes and subtract $5 from your high bid.)
"Bette Davis" is displayed on "Simply Gene."
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This ensemble is an original hand crafted one of a kind.
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