South Pacific is a musical film set during WWII, (1939-1945). It’s about two love stories threatened by the hardships of war. This movie topped the box office in 1958 and stayed in theaters for four and a half years. South Pacific was the highest-grossing Rodgers and Hammerstein musical film until The Sound of Music came out in 1965.
I loved the idea of a 40’s photoshoot and there were 2 specific scenes from the movie that I thought would be fun to re-create. The first scene was when all the nurses sang, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair. So I started looking for high waisted bathing suits and clothes that looked like the costumes worn in the movie. The second scene I re-created was when all the soldiers were singing, There Aint Nothing Like a Dame. The costumes for that were pretty easy; khakis, jeans, and white t-shirts.
Watch the behind the scenes video!