Now, Voyager

Selected by the Costume Designers Branch. Introduction by Costume Designer & Historian, Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis PhD Director, UCLA/David C. Copley Center for Costume Design

Selected by the Costume Designers Branch. 

Bette Davis gave one of her most iconic performances as Charlotte Vale, the unhappy daughter of an emotionally abusive mother (Gladys Cooper), who is able to come out of her shell with the help of two men—a sympathetic therapist (Claude Rains) and a handsome married man (Paul Henreid). Davis’s transformation was helped greatly by the costume designs of three-time Oscar winner Orry-Kelly (An American in Paris, Some Like It Hot). The film was nominated for Davis and Cooper’s performances, and won for Max Steiner’s romantic score.

DIRECTED BY: Irving Rapper. WRITTEN BY: Casey Robinson. WITH: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper. 1942. 119 min. USA. B&W. English. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.