What a useful and necessary piece of studio equipment. Not only helping the stars to relax between takes, THE SLANT BOARD also kept costumes wrinkle-less .
Sometimes it was extremely difficult to sit anyway – check out Jean Harlow’s white satin dress in “Dinner at Eight.”!
Constance Bennett, Gregory La Cava.THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI – apparently the first time the slant board was used.
Jean Harlow. DINNER AT EIGHT
Joseph Cotten, George Cukor, Ingrid Bergman. GASLIGHT
Katharine Hepburn, Walter Plunkett.SEA OF GRASS
Judy in A STAR IS BORN
Vincente Minnelli, Judy Garland.ZIEGFELD FOLLIES
Roy Del Ruth, Alice Faye.ON THE AVENUE.
Susan Hayward. THE LOST MOMENT.
Ethel Merman. CALL ME MADAM
The stars of LOVELY TO LOOK AT.
A scene from SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) will soon be costarring with Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen).
The stars of THE OPPOSITE SEX
As important as anything else on a set. I was surprised years ago on a set tour of Guiding Light to see why the rich characters always looked so rich!
These costumes must have cost a fortune!
Love this interesting piece of history!
And amazing to think that many of these costumes have survived.