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What actress starring in a childrens movie from the 1960's helped start a small, short lived revival of victorian clothing?
 
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I often wondered why Sally didn't go on to star in bigger and better things but at the time of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sally was at the age of 37 and musicals were on the way out.
 
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Sally Ann Howes really was truly scrumptious wasn't she?
That she was!
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The reason I also guessed Mary Poppins was that there was a mini Victorian fashion revival during the early 60s among women. The puff skirts and beehive hair.
 
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That, there was. In fact, the revival lasted well into the early 1980's ~ particularly in wedding fashions.
Oh, God yes. I remember my sister's wedding dress. At least she shortened hers. Actually she looked real pretty. She even let us boy's not have to dress up.
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Oh, God yes. I remember my sister's wedding dress. At least she shortened hers. Actually she looked real pretty. She even let us boy's not have to dress up."
Oh come on. Admit it. You were dying to put on a dress!
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Oh come on. Admit it. You were dying to put on a dress!
Too Lacy for me.
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I think the real reason I remember it actually was because my sister had to lug us boys around with her when she was getting fitted. She watched us while our Mom worked plus and it was the first wedding I remember that wasn't biker themed. I have photo's that I got recently of the wedding. Which might of jogged my memory. Circa 1985. If your nice I might post one or not.
 
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What movie featured the heroine being kidnapped by pirates plus other villainous types and started a movie genre?

I need the name of the movie/series and the leading lady/action star and the year it was made.
 
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Michael, most actors and actresses start their careers on stage and when they hit the big screen, usually that is where they stay until they get the urge to go back. Sally Ann Howes is not a household name and I think it could have been. She was beautiful but above that, had a most beautiful voice. (check her out on You Tube singing "Send In The Clowns", which has become her signature song. She sang it last year in honor of her adopted son she lost to AIDS in 1984.)
 

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Darren, I recall that back in the 1950s and early '60s Sally Ann Howes was a household name and a major celebrity in the UK, very well known for her starring roles in film, TV and the musical stage. Not so well known in the US of course (except to regular patrons of Broadway musicals) but it's a big wide world and you don't have to crack the American market to make it big. One of her films, incidentally, was The Admirable Chrichton, an earlier version of which was recently mentioned in another quiz thread here on ET. Male lead in the 1957 version was none other than Lightoller himself - Kenneth More - another British star whose fame, like the Titanic, never quite made it across the Pond!
 
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One of her films, incidentally, was The Admirable Chrichton, an earlier version of which was recently mentioned in another quiz thread here on ET.
Cecil B. DeMille's Male and Female 1919 starring Gloria Swanson was based on the play The Admirable Chrichton 1902 written by James Barrie, perhaps best known as the Author of Peter Pan.

I didn't know that Sally Ann Howes was in another film based on the play with Kenneth More in 1957.
 

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And even that wasn't the first version, George. The play had been filmed earlier in 1913 (as Shipwrecked) and again in 1918 under the original title. If you're looking for the 1957 version in the US, by the way, bear in mind that over there it was released as Paradise Lagoon.
 
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Howdy Bob,

And even that wasn't the first version, George
How true. I used Wikipedia for my info on The Admirable Chrichton which is pretty informative with all it's links when I posted the original question about Male And Female in the other topic. I wish I'd remembered to add the Shipwrecked 1918 into the pot though. So I knew there was earlier and later versions. I just didn't link it with Kenneth "Lightoller" More or Sally Ann Howes. Who is Truly Scrumptious at that. I don't know why she didn't catch on over here with folks in the U.S.???

It also doesn't surprise me about Male and Female being made a year earlier under the title Shipwrecked as the early days in Silent Movies were like the early days in literature in that a good plot or story was recycled over and over again. Mary Pickford made Tess of The Stormy Country twice. In 1914 and in 1922. T.O.T.S.C. and Griffith's Way Down East are American re-tellings of Tess Of The D'Urbervilles. Which in it's self has been retold countless times during the Silent Era.