I hope this edition of Silver Screen Sunday will make up for taking a break from it last week! Today, I'm taking a little look at The Pajama Game, from 1957, directed by George Abbott and Stanley Donen. It stars one of my all-time favourite actresses (and style icons), Doris Day, as Babe Williams an employee of the "Sleeptite Pajama Factory" who, along with her fellow workers, wants a seven-and-a-half cent an hour raise. It also boasts a ridiculous number of absolutely amazing dresses, but I only have pictures of a small number of them (for this, anyway - I have over 100 screencaps of the film).
There are also some of the cutest aprons I have ever seen in my life. And the hair, too! This film is really a visual overload of fabulous.
This scene inspired my selection of vintage dresses from etsy.
And here's a pretty petticoat that can easily compete with the colourful ruffles in the film. Found here on etsy.
This purse is the perfect picnic accessory, isn't it? Found here on etsy.
Of course, when you're writing about a movie that's all about people who work at a pyjama factory, you can't go past looking at some vintage sleepwear! I couldn't find any cute pyjamas, exactly but these nighties are lovely, anyway.
Last, but not least, I leave you with my favourite song from the film
When I watched this film earlier this year I dug out my Calamity Jane/The Pajama Game LP and listened to this song over and over. It was quite a feat, actually, as my turntable is up fairly high and I have to stand on tiptoes to reach it!
I hope this was enjoyable for everyone.
Andi B. Goode
PS Go here to check out a photo taken of me, by Phebe (a fellow photography student), sporting a 'rogue' moustache.