Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lana Turner & James Galanos

No, they don't really have anything in common, except for the fact that they were both in Hollywood at the same time. One designed clothing and the other wore it extremely well.

The only connection they have is the fact that I got this wonderful Imitation of Life Photo Album and the Simply Stunning Chantilly Lace GALANOS Dress at the same Estate Sale. And as I was photographing and writing the listings for both I couldn't help but notice the similarity of the Lace dress Miss Turner is wearing and the Galanos Lace Dress.

That's the only connection..............except for the fact that both Turner and Galanos were outstanding in their fields.

The album was sent to the jeweler who supplied the $1,000,000 worth of jewelry worn by Lana in the film and there are 17 photos in the album with the cover letter. The album is currently listed at cemetarian on eBay.






The dress is one of the most exquisite garments I have ever had in my hands. The craftsmanship is beyond anything I have ever seen. It will be available on Monday, Nov 24th on cemetarian on eBay.

5 comments:

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Wow, That photo book is an awesome, awesome find!

CEMETARIAN We Dig Memories said...

Isn't it? She was such a Classic Beauty............and never more so than in this movie as a Mature Woman.........

niki said...

that lace dress is beyond dreamy! i would love some lacy white tights for winter.

Hoardmeister said...

Dahling, if you read my blog, you will learn that dear dead Lana Turner is one of my VERY best friends (the wonderful thing is that when you are chums with a spirit, you really ARE BFF). What a beauty, and what a dress!

Peggy said...

Can someone tell me.... In this movie Lana Turner wears several outfits that are tops and capri pants of the same material with a matching attached skirt that doesn't fully close- so you can see the pants.
What are these outfits called and can patterns still be found to make them?