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196: Barbra Streisand On A Clear Day Beaton Gown

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Period Gown by Cecil Beaton, Paramount 1970 Crème crepe silk full length long sleeve empire style gown, sleeves in lighter shade, fully lined in synthetic blend and heavily adorned with tiny faux pearls, rhinestones and decorative silver embroidery with iridescent floral motif. Additional floral beaded areas throughout. Underskirt in panels, center panel with nude soufflé, completely covered in decorative oval design comprised of tiny faux pearls, rhinestones, and iridescent sequins. Each oval design also features a tassel composed of faux pearl and faux crystal. Nude soufflé over satin, inside gown with custom built in bra, under dress having snap and hook and eye closure at back. Label reads, Paramount." The costume was worn in one of the films flashback sequences in which the orphan Melinda Tentrees has become an elegant lady. Barbra was beautifully photographed in this dress by famed designer, Cecil Beaton. He said "Barbra is one of two kinds of superstars. The two types are: the coolly detached and the fanatically involved. Barbra was the latter. She obviously thought everything out; I've never to this day, met anyone so young who had such an awareness and knowledge of herself. Of any actress I have ever worked with, I believe she had the widest range as a performer. Barbra did an English accent to perfection; perhaps in an earlier life she was a landed lady with titles and royal lovers. She is an ideal mannequin and a compelling actress in elegant period costumes. Her face is a painting from several historical eras. Barbra as an English woman, an Egyptian, or a Ming empress would be unforgettable." Regarding this costume, Beaton commented, "…she was totally feminine, beguiling, shamelessly sexual. In my designs, her look was soft, almost maternal, but very beautiful, as in a Raphael painting. I tried to stress the lushness of the fabrics, the intricate designs and motifs, in short, the physical if not spiritual splendor of the period we were dealing with." Minor beading losses throughout, minor spotting and staining throughout, discoloration to garment interior, moderate fraying at sleeves, overall good condition."

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196: Barbra Streisand On A Clear Day Beaton Gown

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Jun 05, 2004
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0196: 196: Barbra Streisand On A Clear Day Beaton Gown

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Her Name is Barbra
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Lot 0196 Details

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Period Gown by Cecil Beaton, Paramount 1970 Crème crepe silk full length long sleeve empire style gown, sleeves in lighter shade, fully lined in synthetic blend and heavily adorned with tiny faux pearls, rhinestones and decorative silver embroidery with iridescent floral motif. Additional floral beaded areas throughout. Underskirt in panels, center panel with nude soufflé, completely covered in decorative oval design comprised of tiny faux pearls, rhinestones, and iridescent sequins. Each oval design also features a tassel composed of faux pearl and faux crystal. Nude soufflé over satin, inside gown with custom built in bra, under dress having snap and hook and eye closure at back. Label reads, Paramount." The costume was worn in one of the films flashback sequences in which the orphan Melinda Tentrees has become an elegant lady. Barbra was beautifully photographed in this dress by famed designer, Cecil Beaton. He said "Barbra is one of two kinds of superstars. The two types are: the coolly detached and the fanatically involved. Barbra was the latter. She obviously thought everything out; I've never to this day, met anyone so young who had such an awareness and knowledge of herself. Of any actress I have ever worked with, I believe she had the widest range as a performer. Barbra did an English accent to perfection; perhaps in an earlier life she was a landed lady with titles and royal lovers. She is an ideal mannequin and a compelling actress in elegant period costumes. Her face is a painting from several historical eras. Barbra as an English woman, an Egyptian, or a Ming empress would be unforgettable." Regarding this costume, Beaton commented, "…she was totally feminine, beguiling, shamelessly sexual. In my designs, her look was soft, almost maternal, but very beautiful, as in a Raphael painting. I tried to stress the lushness of the fabrics, the intricate designs and motifs, in short, the physical if not spiritual splendor of the period we were dealing with." Minor beading losses throughout, minor spotting and staining throughout, discoloration to garment interior, moderate fraying at sleeves, overall good condition."

Please call Julien Entertainment at 310-836-1818 or email info@julienentertainment.com to order your fully illustrated "Her Name Is Barbra" collectors Auction Catalogue.

Important Notice for Online Bidders: No proxy bids will be accepted after 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 5th. All proxy bids must be placed prior to this time.

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