Women he’s Undressed

  • Screening Dates: 5th November, 8.30pm  //  12th November, 6pm
  • Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
  • Running time: 99 minutes
  • Rating: M
  • Language: English

This documentary celebrates the Australian-born designer Orry George Kelly (1887 – 1964), who became Hollywood’s designer extraordinaire. Kelly dressed Bogart and Bergman in Casablanca, Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot, and Bette Davis in many of her greatest roles. Armstrong provides a 3rd-person narration delivered by a Kelly stand-in (Darren Gilshenan) in docu-drama sequences, cut with dazzling clips from films such as 42nd Street amd Gypsy.

“Hollywood insiders who knew him, or who knew all about him, testify to his outness, his excesses, and his extraordinary talent for unifying actor and character in costume”. (NZIFF)