Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Reel to Real #5: Ann-Margaret in "Bye Bye Birdie"

1963's "Bye Bye Birdie" might have been my favorite childhood movie, and in no small part because of Ann-Margaret's vivacious performance. I wanted to be just like her, and considering her killer wardrobe, who could blame me? Her looks bridges 1950s and 60s fashion, consisting of pastels, full high-waisted skirts, and ruffles. And of course, her gorgeous red hair. 

But getting the look of Ann-Margaret in this film needn't only mean donning your girliest All-American attire. And who could forget the scene in which she tries on boys' clothes while singing the hilariously antiquarian "How Lovely To Be A Woman." Juxtaposition, anyone?

Even if her character's exictement over "stay[ing] out after ten" is outdated, Ann-Margaret's look is forever adorable. 

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