Miss Starlett costume, worn by Carol Burnett on "The Carol Burnett Show"

Description (Brief):

“I saw it in a window and just couldn’t resist it,” Carol Burnett remarked about her outrageous “curtain dress,” worn in a comedy sketch that aired on her CBS TV series. Designer Bob Mackie created the costume for the sketch, which was a wild parody of the 1939 film classic Gone with the Wind. The sketch, by writers Mike Marmer and Stan Burns, was humorously titled “Went with the Wind” and Burnett played a character named Starlett O’Hara, a name that lampoons the film’s heroine, Scarlett O’Hara. The skit recreated, in comic terns, a famous scene from the film in which Scarlett fashions a gown from the parlor draperies. Mackie’s design included a brass curtain rod balanced on the shoulders and a hat fashioned from a valence. The costume was a vital ingredient in the overall effect of Burnett’s comic portrayal.

Date Made: 1976

User: Burnett, CarolMaker: Bob Mackie

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California

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Credit Line: Gift of Bob Mackie

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2009.0078.01Catalog Number: 2009.0078.01Accession Number: 2009.0078

Object Name: costume

Measurements: overall: 76 1/2 in x 55 in x 60 in; 194.31 cm x 139.7 cm x 152.4 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-077f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1381253

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