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5th Feb '16 6:55:24 PM Prfnoff
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* Lampshaded in ''The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!'':
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* Lampshaded in ''The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!'':"Dear Abby" from ''Theatre/TheMusicalOfMusicalsTheMusical'':
7th Oct '15 6:23:50 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Elsa does this when her sister Anna finally meets her in her IcePalace. Anna even has the traditional "[[SheCleansUpNicely Whoa, Elsa, you look... different!]] [[{{Adorkable It's a good different!]]" reaction in regards to Elsa's Snow Queen outfit.
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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Elsa does this when her sister Anna finally meets finds her in her IcePalace. Anna even has the traditional "[[SheCleansUpNicely Whoa, Elsa, you look... different!]] [[{{Adorkable [[{{Adorkable}} It's a good different!]]" reaction in regards to Elsa's Snow Queen outfit.
25th Aug '15 12:24:03 PM AgProv
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* This was sent up by comic act Creator/MorecambeAndWise, who did a big Hollywood-style entrance with their guest, GrandeDame Penelope Keith. Only to discover the staircase set had not been completed and ended abruptly ten feet up. The orchestra stopped playing and, in full top hat and tails, they had to scramble down the supporting framework underneath the staircase, the bits TV viewers are not normally intended to see. The sight of the six-foot tall Miss Keith struggling down the scaffolding in a tight evening dress, aided by the two comics in top hat and tails, was hugely entertaining.
17th Aug '15 6:20:41 PM Prfnoff
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->''Music up as every eye goes to the head of the stairs, the portières move and Mrs. Levi steps through, handsomely gowned, red hair done up magnificently on top of her head. She descends stairs as Waiters, etc. await her first words.''\\ -- ''Theatre/HelloDolly'', stage direction preceding title song
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->''Music up as every eye goes to the head of the stairs, the portières move and Mrs. Levi steps through, handsomely gowned, red hair done up magnificently on top of her head. She descends stairs as Waiters, etc. await her first words.''\\ -- '' -->-- ''Theatre/HelloDolly'', stage direction preceding title song

* Fran gets a lot of mileage out of this trope in ''TheNanny''. She makes a Grand Staircase Entrance almost every time she's formally dressed.
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* Fran gets a lot of mileage out of this trope in ''TheNanny''.''Series/TheNanny''. She makes a Grand Staircase Entrance almost every time she's formally dressed.

* This is how the audience is introduced to the now teenaged Meggie in the miniseries TheThornBirds.
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* This is how the audience is introduced to the now teenaged Meggie in the miniseries TheThornBirds. ''Literature/TheThornBirds''.

%% * Eliza makes her SheCleansUpNicely entrance on the balcony at the top of the staircase in Higgins's study.
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%% * In ''Theatre/MyFairLady'', Eliza makes her SheCleansUpNicely entrance on the balcony at the top of the staircase in Higgins's study.
15th Jul '15 7:26:12 AM Anddrix
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* In the live-action ''Film/{{Cinderella}}'' remake, the two staircase entrances from the original are repeated, though choreographed differently. When Ella enters the ball, coming ''down'' (rather than ''up'', as in the animated version) the grand staircase, everyone there is stunned and can't stop looking at her. At the end of the film, she gets another, less grand but no less important staircase entrance as she finally appears to the Prince as she normally is (rather than in an enchanted dress).
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* In the live-action ''Film/{{Cinderella}}'' remake, the two staircase entrances from the original are repeated, though choreographed differently. When ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'', when Ella enters the ball, coming ''down'' (rather than ''up'', as in the animated version) the grand staircase, everyone there is stunned and can't stop looking at her. At the end of the film, she gets another, less grand but no less important staircase entrance as she finally appears to the Prince as she normally is (rather than in an enchanted dress).
9th Jul '15 12:31:08 PM erforce
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* Lainey Boggs shows off her new look after her makeover in ''ShesAllThat'', although this is done on the stairs in her suburban home.
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* Lainey Boggs shows off her new look after her makeover in ''ShesAllThat'', ''Film/ShesAllThat'', although this is done on the stairs in her suburban home.

* Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Slight subversion in that she is dressed like this every night and has come down those stairs several times- it's the onlooker who is [[PrincessForADay a gentleman for the evening.]]
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* Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''. Slight subversion in that she is dressed like this every night and has come down those stairs several times- it's the onlooker who is [[PrincessForADay a gentleman for the evening.]]
18th Jun '15 7:53:43 PM StoneTurtle
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* In the live-action ''Film/{{Cinderella}}'' remake, the two staircase entrances from the original are repeated, though choreographed differently. When Ella enters the ball, coming ''down'' (rather than ''up'', as in the animated version) the grand staircase, everyone there is stunned and can't stop looking at her. At the end of the film, she gets another, less grand but no less important staircase entrance as she finally appears to the Prince as she normally is (rather than in an enchanted dress).
18th Jun '15 7:50:47 PM StoneTurtle
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* Loki in ''Film/TheAvengers'' shows up at a museum gala in Stuttgart, Germany, strolling down a huge marble suitcase in an [[BadassInANiceSuit impeccable suit]] to the soothing strains of a string quartet. Then, in time to the quartet, he whacks a guy with his staff and stabs another in the eye. * JerryLewis in ''Film/{{Cinderfella}}'' shows up at the grand ball in a big entrance on a ''huge'' staircase. * In the British comedy ''Curtain Up'' (1952) a playwright has written such a scene into her play "Tarnished Gold", only for the producer to bluntly inform her they're not building such a staircase [[AwesomeButImpractical as it wouldn't fit on stage]]. * In ''Film/EverAfter'' she makes her entrance all right (though ''up'' the stairs, not down). * The introduction of [[FemmeFatale Mrs. Lewin Grayle]] in ''Film/FarewellMyLovely''. The scene is spoofed in the first ''Film/TheNakedGun'' movie when Frank's future LoveInterest Jane trips and [[StaircaseTumble falls down the staircase instead]].

* A tragic version in ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'', as she's breathtakingly attractive only in her own mind--"I'm ready for my closeup, Mister Director." ** It's also a [[InvertedTrope inversion]] - it's a Grand Staircase ''Exit''.

* In ''Film/EverAfter'' she makes her entrance all right (though ''up'' the stairs, not down).
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* [[AscendedFanboy Chris Cole]] in ''Film/RockStar'': In ''Film/EverAfter'' she makes her entrance all right (though ''up'' the stairs, not down).very beginning of the first song in his first concert with [[FakeBand Steel Dragon]], slips and [[EpicFail falls down the stairs]]. Despite a nasty head wound and possible concussion, Chris rallies and [[TheShowMustGoOn finishes the song and the concert]].

* In ''Film/EverAfter'' A tragic version in ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'', as she's breathtakingly attractive only in her own mind--"I'm ready for my closeup, Mister Director." ** It's also a [[InvertedTrope inversion]] - it's a Grand Staircase ''Exit''. * Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Slight subversion in that she makes her entrance all right (though ''up'' is dressed like this every night and has come down those stairs several times- it's the stairs, not down).onlooker who is [[PrincessForADay a gentleman for the evening.]]

* JerryLewis in ''Film/{{Cinderfella}}'' shows up at the grand ball in a big entrance on a ''huge'' staircase. * Loki in ''Film/TheAvengers'' shows up at a museum gala in Stuttgart, Germany, strolling down a huge marble suitcase in an [[BadassInANiceSuit impeccable suit]] to the soothing strains of a string quartet. Then, in time to the quartet, he whacks a guy with his staff and stabs another in the eye. * Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Slight subversion in that she is dressed like this every night and has come down those stairs several times- it's the onlooker who is [[PrincessForADay a gentleman for the evening.]] * [[AscendedFanboy Chris Cole]] in ''Film/RockStar'': In the very beginning of the first song in his first concert with [[FakeBand Steel Dragon]], slips and [[EpicFail falls down the stairs]]. Despite a nasty head wound and possible concussion, Chris rallies and [[TheShowMustGoOn finishes the song and the concert]]. * The introduction of [[FemmeFatale Mrs. Lewin Grayle]] in ''Film/FarewellMyLovely''. The scene is spoofed in the first ''Film/TheNakedGun'' movie when Frank's future LoveInterest Jane trips and [[StaircaseTumble falls down the staircase instead]]. * In the British comedy ''Curtain Up'' (1952) a playwright has written such a scene into her play "Tarnished Gold", only for the producer to bluntly inform her they're not building such a staircase [[AwesomeButImpractical as it wouldn't fit on stage]].
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* JerryLewis in ''Film/{{Cinderfella}}'' shows up at the grand ball in a big entrance on a ''huge'' staircase. * Loki in ''Film/TheAvengers'' shows up at a museum gala in Stuttgart, Germany, strolling down a huge marble suitcase in an [[BadassInANiceSuit impeccable suit]] to the soothing strains of a string quartet. Then, in time to the quartet, he whacks a guy with his staff and stabs another in the eye. * Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Slight subversion in that she is dressed like this every night and has come down those stairs several times- it's the onlooker who is [[PrincessForADay a gentleman for the evening.]] * [[AscendedFanboy Chris Cole]] in ''Film/RockStar'': In the very beginning of the first song in his first concert with [[FakeBand Steel Dragon]], slips and [[EpicFail falls down the stairs]]. Despite a nasty head wound and possible concussion, Chris rallies and [[TheShowMustGoOn finishes the song and the concert]]. * The introduction of [[FemmeFatale Mrs. Lewin Grayle]] in ''Film/FarewellMyLovely''. The scene is spoofed in the first ''Film/TheNakedGun'' movie when Frank's future LoveInterest Jane trips and [[StaircaseTumble falls down the staircase instead]]. * In the British comedy ''Curtain Up'' (1952) a playwright has written such a scene into her play "Tarnished Gold", only for the producer to bluntly inform her they're not building such a staircase [[AwesomeButImpractical as it wouldn't fit on stage]].
18th Jun '15 7:48:47 PM StoneTurtle
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* Galadriel in the first ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' film.
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* Galadriel in the first ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film.
18th Jun '15 7:48:03 PM StoneTurtle
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* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' did this with Scarlett.

* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' did this with Scarlett.
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