singer Alma Cogan, well known for her "fabulous frocks." They are
feathers and frill using over 250 yards of material in her petticoat to
...plus a photo page!
Also refer to
Alma Cogan: A Memoir by Her Sister Sandra Caron,
Here is an English website with more about Alma Cogan, her music, her career, and her dresses: www.45-rpm.org.uk/dira/almac.htm
...and this site has much
more, including sound bites from some of her recordings and videos,
including one video where she is wearing the same dress as in
Dixie Melody (Should I?):
(click on 'Videos')
Alma singing I Don't Care (above site) features her in a dress which has a bell shape and moves like one on Dinah Shore. Also, in that clip, the song words include, "They say my clothes stand out a mile, but I don't care." Tessy likes her attitude! <g>
Make sure you check out ALL the videos, as she wears some really incredible dresses! There is also reference to a two-hour Alma Cogan DVD, 'available now.' It does not make it clear when this promo was made.
Medley/bio (including first gown on the top of this page)
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