The extraordinary Hollywood story of Australia’s
Orry-Kelly…the designer whose costumes created some of the most magical
moments in cinema history.
Orry-Kelly was a Hollywood legend, his costume designs adored by
cinema’s greatest leading ladies – but in his home country of Australia
his achievements remained unknown. Now acclaimed director Gillian
Armstrong is bringing the legend home and celebrating the life of this
extraordinary Aussie in her new film, Women He’s Undressed.
During the boom years of Hollywood he was costume designer on an
astonishing 282 motion pictures. He designed for the stars like Marilyn
Monroe, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell, Errol Flynn and
many more of the immortals. His films included Some Like It Hot, Casablanca, An American in Paris and Now, Voyager.
Orry was as big a legend behind the scenes as the on-screen legends
he adoringly dressed. Talented, daring, brash, bold, the toast of
Hollywood yet the thorn in the side of many a studio head and the first
Australian to win three Academy Awards – But who was Orry-Kelly and how
could he be so unknown in his homeland?This educational copy includes Public Performance Rights. For the Home Video version of this film, or to inquire about rentals, please visit Wolfe Video
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