nail polish in movies, perfumes in movies

To Catch a Thief (1955)

When John Robie (Cary Grant) visits the hotel suite where Frances and her mother Jessie live, some beauty products can be seen on different dressing tables. In the picture above, for example, there are a Revlon nail polish (see the elongated cap) and two perfumes by Lucien Lelong - Gardenia and Balalaika. On another dressing… Continue reading To Catch a Thief (1955)

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Two perfumes by Lucien Lelong can be seen on the middle shelf: the one with the metal stopper is Balalaika, the other is Taglio. Balalaika was launched in 1939. Taglio has a more complex story: originally named N and launched in 1928, it was renamed Taglio for the American market in the early 1940s.

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An American in Paris (1951)

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) visits a perfume shop in Paris, where he first meets Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron), who works there as shop assistant. In the screencap above, three bottles of Lucien Lelong Sirocco and a giant bottle of Elsa Schiaparelli Shocking can be seen. Sirocco was launched in 1934, while Shocking - a creation… Continue reading An American in Paris (1951)

nail polish in movies, perfumes in movies, vintage beauty products

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

There's a Revlon red nail polish (vintage bottle) on the small shelf in front of the mirror on Holly Golightly's dressing table.  On the table there's a giant flacon bouchon coeur by Guerlain; there's no label on it, so it's impossible to know what perfume it contains. The small bottle with white stopper is Desert Flower, a… Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)