Marjorie Montgomery (born May 27, 1912) was a child dancer and actress. She appeared in vaudeville and later in a motion picture. Montgomery is from Sikeston, Missouri. As an adult she became a noted designer of women's clothes.
In 1925 Montgomery entered the Mary Pickford silhouette contest which selected a lookalike of America's sweetheart. Other aspiring young actresses like Virginia Davis, Cecilia Parker, and Mary Kestner, also submitted photos.
As a seventeen-year-old Hollywood High School student, Montgomery acted the part of a maid in the stage play Bad Babies. An attorney for the California State Department of Industrial Relations ruled that the theme of the production was too risque for a minor actress to appear in. Montgomery was required to wait until her eighteenth birthday in 1930 to participate.
She became upset over the ruling. Her mother, Mrs. Marie Cleveland, hired a private tutor so that Montgomery would comply with the Los Angeles, California compulsory school laws. An understudy, Dorothy Gould, took over the role.
Montgomery's film career as an actress was quite brief. She has an uncredited role as a student in Freshman Year (1938).
Montgomery was a costume designer for the Republic Pictures movie Outside of Paradise (1938). In 1948 she released a Dan River gingham dress which was available in green, brown, or blue plaid. For a 1955 California Designer's Show a model donned a Marjorie Montgomery ensemble consisting of a red sheath dress, with a striped red and white cotton coat.
Her 1958 fashions included a front-belted chemise which Montgomery turned into a coat dress. The autumn line had a color scheme featuring light-gray stripes on charcoal jersey. An alternate hue was toast on brown. 1962 introduced the California Girl line designed by Jim Church. The Montgomery fashions from that year are highlighted by a craftily cut shift. In moygashal linen, the chemise had a fresh outline and a button on belt.
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