January 10, 2013 10:41 AM | By Daniel Bettridge
Lady in red: cinema's obsession with women in red

From Who Framed Roger Rabbit to Gone with the Wind join us as we pull at the thread of cinema’s obsession with women in red.



From Who Framed Roger Rabbit to Gone with the Wind join us as we pull at the thread of cinema’s obsession with women in red. (© Warner Bros.)
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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (© Disney)
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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1958) (© 20th Century Fox)
  • Moulin Rouge (2001) (© 20th Century Fox)
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Unless you’ve taken up residence under a rock somewhere over the past few weeks you can’t have helped but seen Emma Stone’s dazzling attire for the upcoming crime caper Gangster Squad. The little red number she dons for the film has been strewn across its marketing materials, getting a hefty amount of screen time in the trailer and pride of place on the movie’s poster.

She’s not the first rouge-tinted star it grace the silver screen however. In fact it’s possible to trace a sartorial scarlet line throughout cinema’s history. So from Who Framed Roger Rabbit to Gone with the Wind join us as we pull at the thread of cinema’s obsession with women in red.

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