Extra as Female Dancer in 'The King & I' Designed by Irene Sharaff


[C291] Orange raw silk one-piece dance costume, round neck sleeveless top, long matching cape that gathers to front center waist and expands up over shoulders and down back embroidered with silver bullion trim at borders, bullion bees, gold sequins, gold metal foliate pieces and small mirrors; attached wrap skirt that snaps and hook & eyes at waistline. [Illegible Western Costume Co. label]; [C291A] gold metal pagoda cage style female headdress ornamented with gold twisted wire dangles, composite material buds and flowers [Illegible Western Costume Co. label inscribed "# 11"] and bias label with illegible name.





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Received the Academy award for best art direction/set direction for Lyall R. Wheeler, John DeCuir, Walter M. Scott and Paul S. Fox in 1956. Costume was worn in the "Uncle Tom's Cabin ballet."



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