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Baby Doll (disambiguation)
- A child's toy doll representing a child, especially an infant
- Baby Doll, a 1956 film written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Elia Kazan
- The babydoll style of nightgown popularized by the film
- Baby Doll (1916 film), a 1916 film starring Oliver Hardy
- The Batman villain Baby Doll.
- A perfume made by Yves Saint Laurent
- Baby Doll, stage name of Serbian performer Dragana Saric who represented SFR Yugoslavia at the 1991 Eurovision Contest
- Stage name of professional wrestler Nickla Roberts
- Stage name of Indian model / performer Deepal Shaw
- "Babydoll," a song by Laurie Anderson from both her albums "Strange Angels" (1989) and "Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology" (2000)
- "Baby Doll" another name for Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton.
- "Babydoll", a song by The Fratellis from their second studio album, Here We Stand.
- "Babydoll," a song by Mariah Carey from both her albums Butterfly and Valentines
- "Baby Doll", a song by American girl group Girlicious.
- "Baby Doll," a song by Tony! Toni! Toné! from their 1988 album Who?
- "Baby Doll," a song by Cat Power from her album You Are Free
- "Baby Doll," a song by N*E*R*D from their 2001 album In Search of...
- "Babydoll" is a song by Hole from their 1991 album "Pretty on the Inside".
- Babydoll also refers to the new trend in modelling inspired by the babydoll-like look of supermodel Gemma Ward. Her look became the popular new look among models and it has inspired a new generation of baby doll-like models such as Vlada Roslyakova, Heather Marks, Devon Aoki, Natalia Vodianova, Jessica Stam, Sasha Pivovarova, Lily Cole and Caroline Trentini.
|Directed by||Elia Kazan|
|Produced by||Elia Kazan |
|Written by||Tennessee Williams|
|Starring||Karl Malden |
|Music by||Kenyon Hopkins|
|Editing by||Gene Milford|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||December 18, 1956|
|Running time||114 min|
The screenplay was written by Tennessee Williams and was based on his one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. The movie was directed by Elia Kazan. It was filmed in Benoit, Mississippi, in an antebellum home, the only one in Mississippi's Bolivar County.
Elia Kazan won the Golden Globe award for Best Director for Baby Doll. It was also nominated for four other Golden Globe awards, four Academy awards and four British Academy awards, with Eli Wallach taking the BAFTA prize for "Most Promising Newcomer to Film."
While the costume design was not nominated, the film is credited with both the name and originating the popularity of the babydoll nightgown, which derives from the costume worn by Baker's character.
The Catholic Legion of Decency succeeded in having the film withdrawn from release in most U.S. theaters because of their objections over its sexual themes. The movie was banned in many countries like Sweden, due to what was called exaggerated sexual content. The film was also condemned by Time, which called it the "dirtiest American-made motion picture that had ever been legally exhibited".