Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Original Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart Casablanca movie costumes...

In February 2010 the ArcLight cinema in Sherman Oaks is celebrating the History of Warner Bros. Studios with special screenings of some of their most famous movies, including Casablanca, The Jazz Singer, Cool Hand Luke and East of Eden.

To make these screenings even more special they have exclusive displays from the Warner Bros. Museum including these fantastic original costumes from director Michael Curtiz's 1942 classic, Casablanca.

Original costumes worn by Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart
in Casablanca on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema
Original Casablanca movie costumes
Actual Casablanca movie costumes
These actual outfits were worn by actress Ingrid Bergman as 'Isla Lund' and actor Humphrey Bogart as 'Rick Blaine'.

Casablanca movie poster
Casablanca movie poster
Casablanca is set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II and in 1944 the motion picture won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing/Screenplay (for Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch).

Humphrey Bogart's suit from Casablanca
Rick Blaine Casablanca movie costume
The movie received four other Oscar nominations including one for Humphrey Bogart for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Original movie costume worn by Humphrey Bogart
as 'Rick Blaine' in Casablanca
Humphrey Bogart Casablanca movie costume
Humphrey Bogart suit from Casablanca movie
The outfit worn by Ingrid Bergman in the movie was designed by Australian Orry-Kelly.

Original costume worn by Ingrid Bergman
as 'Ilsa Lund' in Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman Casablanca movie costume
Orry-Kelly won three Oscars for Best Costume Design in his career, for the 1951 film An American in Paris (shared with Walter Plunkett and Irene Sharaff), for the 1957 movie Les Girls and for 1959's Some Like It Hot.

Original Orry-Kelly designed movie costume from Casablanca
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman movie outfit
Casablanca
He was also nominated for another Academy Award for Best Costume Design for 1962's Gypsy.

Even though I get to showcase a lot of interesting outfits and props from new movies here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props, it's always fascinating and a thrill to see such classic costumes from movies that have shaped cinematic history.

Actual Casablanca movie outfits on display
Actual 1942 Casablanca movie costumes
Finally here's a short video of the two costumes on display in the foyer of ArcLight Sherman Oaks on february 2, 2010.


Casablanca film poster
Casablanca film poster
Buy the classic movie in the USA: Casablanca [Blu-ray]

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