Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (French: Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?) is a 1966 French film directed by William Klein.

Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?
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Directed byWilliam Klein
Produced byRobert Delpire
Written byWilliam Klein
StarringDorothy McGowan
Grayson Hall
Philippe Noiret
Jean Rochefort
Sami Frey
Alice Sapritch
Michel Robin
Music byMichel Legrand
CinematographyJean Boffety
Distributed byRank Organisation
Release date
  • 1966 (1966)
Running time
102 minutes

It is a satirical art house movie spoofing the fashion world and its excesses. It stars Dorothy McGowan as supermodel Polly Maggoo being followed by a French television crew. It also stars Grayson Hall as Miss Maxwell, a fashion magazine editor modeled after Diana Vreeland,[1] and Philippe Noiret as the TV reporter and director. Also appearing in the film are Jean Rochefort, Sami Frey, and Alice Sapritch.

McGowan was an Irish-American model prior to the film; she modeled for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.[2]

After the release of the film, which was McGowan's first and only film role, she disappeared from public view and apparently neither acted nor modeled again, according to Klein.


  1. ^ Hamrick, Craig (2003). Barnabas & company : the cast of the TV classic Dark Shadows. New York: iUniverse, Inc. p. 193. ISBN 9780595290291. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ Cutler, E.P.; Eiseman, Leatrice (2014). Pantone on fashion : a century of color in design. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. p. 51. ISBN 9781452115351. Retrieved 23 December 2015.

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