Rear Window

Rear Window



Rear Window


Julie Lancaster-Whann


Gordon S. Whann




 This was our Rear Window Halloween, our homage to Alfred Hitchcock.

We had a great time doing it and that is all that matters.


Rear Window Dress Rehearsal

Me, as Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window


Grace Kelly as Lisa Freemont

“A preview of upcoming attractions”.

Grace Kelly quote as Lisa Freemont in Rear Window.




Alfred Hitchcock’s

Rear Window

Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr.


Our Rear Window Halloween

Last year, 2014, Gordon and I decided to reenact my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window.  Gordon as Jimmy Stewart’s character,  L.B. Jeffries and me, as Grace Kelly’s character, Lisa Freemont.

To me the most important part is Grace’s entrance into the apartment in her haute couture gown.  She is beautiful, classy, refined, smart, extravagant, and everything that I wanted to be like when I first saw this movie when I was in my early 20’s.  I knew that in order to reenact this I needed to first have “the” skirt.  I originally intended to sew it myself but never had the time.  Not that I am a great seamstress but I figured I could throw something together.  Turns out I did not have the time and had to hunt down a dressmaker to do it for me.  I found Mona, my own Edith Head, and she did a wonderful job.


THE Skirt

 Here is her sketch that she drew.  Mona is quite talented.

  I feel as if I have found my own Edith Head.

Mona of Signature Tailor of Tampa

11901 Sheldon Road

Tampa, Florida  33626

This is the cutest dress shop/alterations store around and in the cutest little strip mall.  I will definitely be back.

I adore the skirt!

  I bought the material at Joanne’s Fabrics, I even found the emblems there as well.  It was the closest thing I could get to Grace’s skirt.


Grace wearing my sunglasses and my pearls.


I bought the black top at Steinmart, I ordered the black patent leather belt online and I already had the gloves, purse and pearls.  The pearls were my Great-Grandmother Honnie’s.

Grand Entrance

I was hoping that my entrance would be as grand as Grace’s.

I do think that Grace has me beat in that department but I did feel like a glamorous movie star.


The Montrachet

(I do my homework.)


Lisa and Jeff getting ready to eat their lobster dinner.

We could never quite figure out what is beside the lobster.  At first we thought it was some shredded potatoes or some kind of fried onions.  We decided to just make some thin shoe string potatoes instead.

Our Lobster

Gordon simply sliced the fresh lobster in half, cleaned out the yellow mustard looking innards, and baked the lobster on a baking tray at 350’F for about 20 min. 

While it was baking, he basted the lobster meat with a mixture of butter and garlic, which he melted together in a small pot on the stove.

Gordon as Jeff, waiting for dinner as I set the table. 

Serving our lobster dinner.

Happy Alfred Hitchcock Halloween



I loved being Grace.

 Although I don’t think pugs were in the original Rear Window.



Here Lie The Bones of L.B. Jeffries

Spying on Lars Thorwald

Calling Detective Doyle

Gordon’s only costume change was pajamas. 


Gordon Carved the Pumpkin

Beautiful Grace
My Rear Window Halloween Props and Accessories
Shoes and Accessories
The Black Dress
This was the closest thing that I could find to Edith Head’s black dress that she made for Grace Kelly in Rear Window.  I bought it online from a vintage prom dress store.
A Gift To Me From Me

The Grace Kelly doll from Rear Window.

My favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie of all time.


Dinner and a Movie at Home

Our Alfred Hitchcock wine glasses that Gordon and I painted at an art class.  They look really good! 

Saturday Night Spooketti Dinner

Green food coloring in the pasta water is all that it takes.

Now what else would I be watching????  

Rear Window, of course!


Good Evening,