The Quiet Man may be the most noticeable movie in America about Ireland, and is always a St. Patrick’s Day favorite.  John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara star in the 1952 film about an American boxer, Sean Thornton, that falls for a surly, sharp-tongued spinster named Mary Kate Danaher (love it!)  Here, O’Hara is wearing a black-belted green floral dress, adorned with white buttons and a lace-trimmed collar.  Without the wide collar, this would actually look pretty modern otherwise, and the material makes O’Hara’s emerald eyes pop (pictured, below).  She tops it off with a wide-brimmed straw hat, which looks gorgeous against her red locks.  According to IMDb, the national color of Ireland (green) is shown in nearly every shot of the film, but it only appears on one costume in the entire movie – this one.  Which makes sense, since it’s the first instance in the film when Mary Kate and Sean kiss!  Apparently bad weather and bickering is what gets the Irish going!  Erin Go Bragh! <3

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  1. Maureen O’Hara was a true Irish beauty – love her eye color and hair color! John Wayne was a perfect match for her feisty style in The Quiet Man.

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