Gilligan's Island took the United States by storm when
it was broadcast in the 1960s. It was a series based
upon the crew and passengers of a small boat being
shipwrecked on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean.
The series was either loved or hated by the nation and
ended up with cult status. Gilligan was a crewman on
board this small vessel and the central character of the
funny, if somewhat unbelievable, show. There were many
quizzical facts which, if you were to ponder too long,
would almost certainly spoil your enjoyment of the
shows. One of these has to be regarding the wardrobe
situation of the cast. The question; "what did Gilligan
wear?" however, must be the easiest to answer.
you consider the fact that the boat initially set out
for only a three hour pleasure cruise, you will be quite
surprised by the number of alternative outfits some of
the passengers had at their disposal. Mr and Mrs
Howells, for example, seem to have brought clothing for
every eventuality and each week would be wearing
something clean and fresh and suitable for life on a
deserted island. So, when they changed for dinner, what
did Gilligan wear?
Another passenger shipwrecked was the lovely movie star,
Ginger Grant. In the first episode of the show, Ginger
was usually wearing clothes that had been made from
sails etc from the Minnow. There was one gown that she
wore that actually had the name of the boat on it.
However, later in the shows history Ginger seemed to
come across a supply of rather lovely evening dresses
and high heeled shoes and was often seen in different
outfits. But what did Gilligan wear when Ginger was all
dressed up in her lovely dresses and stylish shoes?
Ann Summers was the down to earth wholesome country girl
of the show. Saying that, however, she was capable of
some pretty racy costume changes too and was seen in a
variety of wholesome, yet very sexy, shorts and tops.
She also seemed to have salvaged a good make up kit to
give her that 'I have no make up on' look. Mary Ann was
the homely cook of the party and was responsible for
feeding the shipwrecked islanders. But whilst she was
creating her organic feasts dressed in her lovely
'Dorothy' style range of clothes... what did Gilligan
Gilligan, it would seem, was not quite as well organised
as the others. Although the series was named after him,
he drew the short straw and ended up wearing exactly the
same in every episode. No changes at all. Denim jeans,
red shirt with a white collar, white hat. Poor Gilligan,
it hardly seems fair... or hygienic!
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