| This white nurse dress was worn by the character "Lt. Rosemary Larson," portrayed by actress Barbara Britton, in the 1943 motion picture, "So Proudly We Hail." The dress has the original Paramount label with "Barbara Britton" clearly written in black ink and a second Paramount label with "Britton" clearly written on the separate belt.
This dress is worn on the ship during the first part of the film, and briefly once the nurses arrive in Bataan before they are forced to don men's jumpsuits for practical reasons. "So Proudly We Hail," starring Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, George Reeves, and Veronica Lake was nominated for four Academy Awards. Made while WWII still raged, the film follows a group of nurses, originally on their way to Pearl Harbor, who are diverted to the Philippines during the worst Japanese bombardment of Bataan and Corregidor. The film was overseen by many of the surviving nurses (who were also extras on the film) and war correspondents to ensure the film accurately recorded their experience.
The garment is in good screen worn condition with some evidence of age, and comes with a certificate of authenticity from the costume house. Presented by The Golden Closet, your premier source for iconic screen used movie wardrobe, props, and music entertainment memorabilia.