Jeanette MacDonald “The Love Parade” wedding gown up for auction

Jeanette MacDonald’s wedding gown from her very first movie, The Love Parade (1929), is up for auction.

Here is the description:

An ivory silk satin wedding gown worn by Jeanette MacDonald in her debut film role as Queen Louise in Love Parade (Paramount, 1929). The slender-fitting long-sleeve gown is heavily hand embellished with rhinestones, paste stones, silver tone bugle beads, and artificial pearls in a foliate motif with a center front gathering and slit to the trained skirt. Costume design by Travis Banton. Accompanied by two black and white studio images and an original Christie’s lot tag.

PROVENANCE Partial lot 50, “Entertainment Memorabilia Including Costumes from The Collection of Paramount Pictures,” Christie’s, New York, Sale number 7117, December 12, 1990

From the Collection of Glenn Brown

Below are photos of the actual gown – 85 years old and still in remarkable condition!

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