But what if I'm a mermaid? (deepbluemermaid) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Costumes from 'Pollyanna' movie (1960)

I'm writing a story in which my male character makes a joke about being incredibly optimistic. I want him to be able to say something like: "put me in a [type of dress] and call me Pollyanna".

Problem is, I've never seen the Hayley Mills version of 'Pollyanna' and I have no way of doing so anytime soon. I've googled the movie and searched for images of Pollyanna's outfits, but I can't tell if one costume or another is especially associated with her.

So: if you're familiar with the 1960 movie, can you please suggest the mental image that comes to mind when you think of her? A gingham dress, a raggedy old dress, a sailor suit, or something else? I saw one still from the movie where she was wearing a big straw hat - is that an important part of her costuming?

If this doesn't work, I'll go with something like "pin some blonde braids to my head and call me Pollyanna". But I'd prefer the costume option, if possible. Thanks in advance if you can help.
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