Rain, Rain, Rain; that’s all we ever seem to get in Ireland. It rains in the Spring through to the Summer and right into Autumn and Winter. It rarely seems to cease.

Umbrellas are a staple item in every Irish household due to our often dreary Atlantic weather conditions. Many people don’t realise they actually own one! Aside from keeping us all cool and dry the humble umbrella has also played a part in some of the most famous movie scenes of all-time.

Here we take a look at four of the most famous movie scenes in which umbrellas have played a part…

 

 

4) My Fair Lady (1964)

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The famous musical was directed by George Cukor and starred Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. The film stole the show at the 1964 Academy awards amassing a total of eight gongs.

The film revolves around cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Hepburn) and a phonetics professor (Harrison) attempts to integrate her into high society.

The classic white outfit and accompanying lace parasol umbrella that Eliza wears to the Ascot races has become the most iconic and defining image of the film.

3) Batman Returns (1992)

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The Tim Burton blockbuster starring Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito grossed over $260 million dollars worldwide.

The film chronicles the beginnings of the villainous Penguin and his subsequent attempts to defeat Batman and gain control of Gotham City.

One of the recurring themes of the film was The Penguin’s variety of gag umbrellas which he used as deadly weapons and devices that ranged from a flamethrower to a sword. Bruce Wayne has blocked attempts by Tara Promotional Products to stock these particular items.

2) Mary Poppins (1964)

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The iconic movie of childhoods everywhere. Mary Poppins tells the story of a magical nanny who arrives down from the sky to help fix a dysfunctional London family.

The film which starred Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in the title role took a total of five oscars at the 1965 Academy Awards.

The most iconic scene in the film and arguably one of the most famous of all time was of Mary descending from the sky using her parrot-top umbrella to guide her to the ground. We are still testing this particular model of umbrella before making it available for public use.

1) Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

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In what can be quite simply described as an all-time classic, Singin’ In The Rain remains one of the greatest musicals ever made.

The film is directed by Gene Kelly who also takes on the leading role of Don Lockwood, a silent 1920s film star and the troubles he faces with his leading lady Lina (Debbie Reynolds).

The film also documents Lockwood’s studios difficult transition from silent movies to talkies. The most famous piece of the whole movie and perhaps one of the most iconic song and dance scenes of all-time is Kelly’s performance in the title scene which has been imitated in countless films since. The scene has also entered pop culture as a defining moment of Hollywood’s golden age .

We may not be able to teach you to move like Gene Kelly but here at Tara Promotional Gifts we can provide you with a variety of umbrellas of all colours and styles from our exclusive range. These umbrellas come at a very competitive price and would make a perfect corporate gift for any clients or colleagues.

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