Satin and paper. Gloves, 1949. Crocheted cotton.
Gifts of Eleanor M. Herbert.
The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.
Despite its geographic distance from Hollywood, Philadelphia has always been connected to the movie biz. (After all, early producer Sigmund Lubin and current industry greats M. Night Shyamalan, Richard Gere and a bunch of other cinematic giants hail from Philadelphia.) But one unexpected result of this Philadelphia-Hollywood connection is wedding fashions.