Tag Archives: Bollywood

The Historical Drama – Chitralekha

A few more posts on modern interpretations of Ancient Indian Costume where the productions depart from fidelity to historical costume, either because the production follows the norms of popular Indian cinema or modern theatre. The full Bollywood treatment (i.e. vaguely accurate) … Continue reading

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The 1960s Post

  James Burke’s pictures of actresses like Madhubala and Nalini Jaywant are hopelessly cheesy so I was pleasantly surprised to find that his numerous pictures of Asha Parekh taken in 1963 are an interesting look at the actress on film sets, at rehearsals and … Continue reading

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The Fancy Blouse Post

I love really intricate blouses for which the sari is the accessory like the one here with its elaborate cutwork. With much thanks to memsaab for letting me borrow this.

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The 1930s Actress Post

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The Partially Exposed Blouse

A busy blouse on the divine Miss Meena. And the part drape tradition continues to this day 🙂

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The Modest Blouse

A simple closed neck style. And just because Nutan is a vision of loveliness.

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The 1950s Post

What the well dressed journo was wearing circa 1958. Check out the piping and back buttons!

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