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The Greatest Show On Earth, 1952/Betty Hutton And Cornel Wilde
The Greatest Show On Earth, 1952/Betty Hutton And Cornel Wilde

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The Greatest Show On Earth, 1952/Betty Hutton And Cornel Wilde
Three costumes, comprising: a leotard of moss green velvet embroidered with brown velvet, aqua and irridescent sequins on the bodice in a foliate motif, with flesh-coloured chiffon sleeves and neck, trimmed with rhinestones, with Brooks Costume Company label inside with typescript detail Betty Hutton, with corresponding detached sleeves and cap; and a sleeveless leotard of peach chiffon embellished with clear and irridescent sequins, with Paramount label inside inscribed Betty Hutton, both -- made for Betty Hutton as Holly in the 1952 Paramount film The Greatest Show On Earth; and a pair of green wool tights with matching pants embroidered with blue and green sequins in a peacock feather motif -- made for Cornel Wilde as The Great Sebastian in the same film (4)
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From The Collection Of Paramount Pictures.
Ex-lot 208, Entertainment Memorabilia Including Costumes From The Collection Of Paramount Pictures, Christie's East, 12 December, 1990

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Edith Head, along with Dorothy Jeakins and Miles White, were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for their work on The Greatest Show On Earth.
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