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Fashion and Film Friday: A League of Their Own

Thursday, April 29, 2010


a league of their own movie fashion

a league of their own movie fashion



During WWII, many professional baseball leagues fell apart because players went off to serve in the war effort. In fear that the stadiums would close down, Phillip K Wrigley of the chewing gum fortune teamed up with baseball managers and business men from across the country to form the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) in 1943.

This week's Fashion and Film Friday post presents A League of Their Own, which tells the story of the AAGPBL and the amazing women who played baseball for their country and their men overseas.
A League of Their Own is one of those timeless flicks that is still on many favorite movies of all time lists. Starring Tom Hanks, Genna Davis and Madonna with costumes by Cynthia Flint who also designed for Stateside and Riding in Cars With Boys.
League of their own
League of their own

If the 1940's is your era of choice, this flick is a great inspiration for ladies hairstyles, clothing and even under garments. Since I have been having difficulty finding 1940's inspired blouses to wear with my skirts, I had my sketch book in hand while I watched the movie this morning. And don't even get me started on the shoes and hats.


original rockford peaches
You can see more photos and read about the real All American Girls Professional Baseball League at their website.

7 Responses to “Fashion and Film Friday: A League of Their Own”

  1. Oh, yes, this is one of the best movies!! I cry at least once every time I re-watch it! My favourite scene is when Madonna is swing dancing. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I have never seen this film, but it sounds great. Clothing inspiration is a bonus too! xx

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  3. I LOVE this movie..and when they all go out dancing...those dresses are to die for! <3 I love your movie featurettes!

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  4. This has been one of my favourite movies since I was a little girl. <3
    -Andi x

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  5. One of my absoloute favorite movies! The costumes, the hairdo's... *swooning* =) And I also love the story!

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  6. I used to watch it twice a day when I was a teenager!:)

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