Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

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Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?
Who Are You Polly Magoo poster.jpg
Directed by William Klein
Produced by Robert Delpire
Written by William Klein
Starring Dorothy McGowan
Grayson Hall
Philippe Noiret
Jean Rochefort
Sami Frey
Alice Sapritch
Michel Robin
Music by Michel Legrand
Cinematography Jean Boffety
Distributed by Rank Organisation
Release date
  • 1966 (1966)
Running time
102 minutes
Country France
Language French

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

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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