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 table two versions of Lucien Lelong Balalaika: the spiral bottle contained … Continue reading To Catch a Thief (1955)

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 by Jean Carles – was launched in 1937. Lots of … Continue reading An American in Paris (1951)

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. On the right side of the table there are four Lucien Lelong perfumes. The small bottle is Balalaika, launched in … Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)