Monday, February 29, 2016

The Noir Style of Gene Marshall

The darling of Monolithic Studios, Miss Gene Marshall, is no stranger to playing a femme fatale. Her first screen appearance as a feisty gangster's moll in the 1944 film "Red Venus" was a huge success. For her role in "The Shanghai Affair" (1947), Miss Marshall pairs the jacket from Ashton Drake's The Perfect Gift with a black skirt from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection. Accessories include a fabulous turban, matching gloves, and jewelry from The Couture Touch. Fur is from miniature furrier PD Root, and belt from Integrity. White Orchid Gene Marshall is from Mel Odom and JamieShow.

Seductive and sultry, Miss Marshall wears a sleek, black wool crepe, cocktail sheath accented with a beaded collar for her role in "Pick Up on 47th Street" (1951). Embassy Luncheon was designed by Laura Meisner exclusively for Ashton Drake's Gene Marshall Collection. Fur is from Mattel. Earrings and cigarette holder are from The Couture Touch. Bracelet is from Facets by Marcia. Phoenix Gene Marshall is from Mel Odom and JamieShow.

More ladies of noir with incredible style.

Valerie Hobson, Shadows of the Underworld (1940).
Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce (1945).
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Gale Sondergaard, Sherlock Holmes & the Spider Woman (1944).
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Noir-inspired fashion ad from Lord & Taylor (1941).

Miss Marshall plays the merry widow in true noir style wearing her favorite suit from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection. Blouse is from Integrity, purse from Madame Alexander, hat from Ashton Drake, and fur from PD Root. Color-blocked suede gauntlet gloves are from The Couture Touch. Symphony in G Gene Marshall, enhanced with an Integrity articulated body, is from Ashton Drake.

And for those noir evenings.....
Lizabeth Scott (with Bogie), Dead Reckoning (1947).
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Miss Marshall turns heads in the glamorous Ransom in Red gown designed exclusively for Gene by Tim Kennedy. Evening ensemble and Destiny Gene Marshall are all from Ashton Drake. Miss Marshall's hair has been styled by The Couture Touch.