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Published: 19 June 2021

By Andy Ross

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Clothes on film

Hildy (Rosalind Russell) in an iconic costume from His Girl Friday. Hildy (Rosalind Russell) in an iconic costume from His Girl Friday. Films have always featured costumes to illustrate different elements of a storyline and characters' personalities. 

The film His Girl Friday was shot in black and white in 1939, with spectacular costuming. The reporter, Hildy Johnson, has a small wardrobe in the first scenes of the film  that, apparently, was made in pink and black. It must have been a fantastic sight in colour!

The website clothesonfilm.com is a fascinating delve into the craft of costuming. This article is about His Girl Friday but the site goes right up 2020 and promises plenty of choice with the chance to contemplate great tailoring and fabulous fabrics.