Hello, Dolly Dress


One of the most distinctive comediennes of her generation, Carol Channing (b. 1921) catapulted to stardom as the baby-voiced heroine of the musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1949). Nearly two decades later, her performance as the resourceful Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1964) reaffirmed her standing as a theatrical superstar. Her return to the role of Dolly in various revivals of the show has made the part undoubtedly hers. This red satin, sequin-bedecked costume, designed by Freddy Wittop, was worn by Channing in the vibrant production number built around the show's title song.

Date Made: 1994

Wearer: Channing, CarolMaker: Grace CostumesDesigner: Wittop, Freddy

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: Musical Theater


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Credit Line: Manny Kladitis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0232.01Accession Number: 1997.0232Catalog Number: 2002.0232.27

Object Name: dress

Physical Description: satin (overall material)red (overall color)Measurements: overall: 155 cm x 75 cm; 61 in x 29 1/2 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-970a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_739085

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