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Love's Ghost is a fashion worn by Gene Marshall in the film Love's Ghost.

Loves ghost

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SKU: 96406

Released: 1995

Retired: 2002

Circa: 1946

Designer: Doug James

Company: Ashton Drake

Price: $29.95

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In Gene Marshall's most unique film romance, Love's Ghost, she plays a lovely guardian of two children in a Victorian setting.  Set in a brooding period mansion, the film allows Miss Marshall to explore the question: "Can a beautiful Victorian governess find eternal happiness with a restless spirit?"  Many filmgoers are debating the true meaning of the film's conclusion.  See it yourself and be the judge...but be warned: take along a hanky!

Love's Ghost is the essence of Victorian elegance.  Blouse is of white lawn with deeply-ruffled neckline and lace edging, and fastens with hooks and eyes down the front.  Matching skirt has a separate net slip.  A flowered cummerbund and matching straw hat add color.  With hose, white shoes, "pearl" earrings, and hair ribbon.  Circa 1946.

Imagine yourself in a "period" film set in the Victorian era.  You assume the demeanor of a quiet young woman of the late nineteenth century.  You learn to walk differently, to seat yourself differently in a chair when you are wearing a Victorian-era costume that sweeps around your ankles.  It is an acting challenge that surely broadens your scope as a film star.

In the film titled Love's Ghost, Gene plays a governess of two lonely children.  The film takes place in a spacious mansion filled with the sweetness of the children and the joyous care of their lovely teacher.  And there is something else there, too: the mysterious spirit of the mystical Count, the children's father.

In this role, Gene looks ethereal in a dress reminiscent of fine Victorian fashion.  It is made of simple, soft cotton.  The bodice has a deep ruffled collar and billowing, elbow-length sleeves edged with lace.  The only ornamentation is a pleated cummerbund trimmed with a nosegay of flowers, as if tucked there on a walk through the mansion's garden.  The natural straw hat is bedecked with the same sweet flowers.

As the story unfolds, we ask: "Will the handsome Count ever appear?  Will the young governess find her true love?"  This costume seems to answer: "Yes!"

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