Women He's Undressed

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During the Hollywood boom years the legendary Orry-Kelly was costume designer on an astonishing 282 motion pictures, designing for Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell, and many more stars. Orry was as big a legend behind the scenes as the on-screen legends he adoringly dressed. Three times an Oscar winner, Orry was talented, daring, brash, bold and the toast of Hollywood, yet the thorn in the side of many a studio head. WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED celebrates his story. Includes interviews with: Actors Jane Fonda and Angela Lansbury, critic Leonard Maltin, costume designers Ann Roth , Catherine Martin, Colleen Atwood, Michael Wilkinson, Kim Barrett, plus family members and more.

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  • After learning about Orry-Kelly's dedication and creativity, one can't help but eagerly dig back into his 301 films, his name a sign of style and elegance after that now-antiquated "Gowns By" credit.

    Aug 16, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The clips Armstrong and her team have rounded up make us appreciate how, in a whole range of situations, costumes express character.

    Jul 28, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The golden age of Hollywood offers a feast of juicy material and Armstrong digs in with gusto.

    Jul 28, 2016 | Full Review…

    Claudia Puig

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  • Gillian Armstrong's lively, cleverly constructed documentary is a celebration of a life and an art. It's also a playful exploration of the creative achievements of an Australian who played an important role in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

    Jul 25, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The film overstays its welcome by punctuating his story with ill-advised dramatic fantasy sequences that are meant to illustrate the anguish of a gay man in mid-century America, but come across as heavy-handed and mean-spirited.

    Jul 25, 2016 | Full Review…

    Eddie Cockrell

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  • A rollicking if somewhat ham-handed documentary about the life of costume designer Orry-Kelly.

    Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

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