Lucille Ball is usually best remembered for I Love Lucy, her groundbreaking comedy series that ultimately made her famous. However, by the time I Love Lucy began airing, Ball had already had a long film career. She appeared in numerous films in the 1930s and ’40s, and was a contract player with RKO and later MGM, though she never attained stardom in film, often being called “Queen of the B’s”
One of Lucille Ball’s better known films was the 1943 Du Barry Was A Lady. Most of the 18th Century inspired gowns in the film were reused from the 1938 film, Marie Antoinette. This heavily detailed dress, designed by Adrian, was first worn by the star of Marie Antoinette, Norma Shearer in the title role. Ball wore several of Shearer’s gowns as Madame Du Barry.
Costume Credit: Katie S.
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