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9th Jun '18 12:51:54 PM Hjortron18
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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.''

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->''Music ->''"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.''"''
29th Apr '18 4:36:13 AM DragonQuestZ
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29th Apr '18 3:14:52 AM DragonQuestZ
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** ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'' has a downplayed example with Elsa. She first appears walking down the palace stairs, just in the middle of the frame, with little of the visual flair this trope usually has, but it is the first time we see the queen in her HappyHolidaysDress, and she's [[AnIcePerson using her powers to make ice decorations on the banisters]].
29th Apr '18 3:11:08 AM DragonQuestZ
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This is perhaps the only way to justify the camera starting at the feet and slowly panning up the figure. When wearing a dress with a long skirt, stepping down gives her a chance to show off [[NiceShoes her shoes]] and [[ShesGotLegs legs]] without being immodest.

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This is perhaps the only way to justify Often this will be shown visually with the camera starting at the feet and slowly panning up the figure. When wearing a dress with a long skirt, stepping down gives her a chance to show off [[NiceShoes her shoes]] and [[ShesGotLegs legs]] without being immodest.
13th Apr '18 7:41:34 PM crazysamaritan
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* Alanna and her companions do this in last ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'', but it's Thayet who really steals the show--beautiful on a normal day, when she makes her grand entrance it's a sight to stun even the most jaded.
* Cat does this to Giogi in ''[[ForgottenRealms Finder's Stone]]'', descending the staircase of his townhouse in a form-fitting dress whose neckline is described as [[ImpossiblyLowNeckline "nowhere near the neck."]] Of course, she is actively trying to manipulate him and secretly working for the villain.
* In ''Literature/PetalsOnTheWind'', Cathy does this at her mother's Christmas party, intent on humiliating her for her actions in the previous book--locking her four children away in an attic room.

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* Alanna and her companions do this in last Towards the end of ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'', Alanna and her companions are dressed in rich clothing, showing off how good they look after their years of training, but it's Thayet who really steals the show--beautiful on a normal day, when she makes her grand entrance it's a sight to stun even the most jaded.
* Cat does this to Giogi in ''[[ForgottenRealms In ''[[Literature/ForgottenRealms Finder's Stone]]'', descending Cat is awe-struck as Giogi descends the staircase of his townhouse in a form-fitting dress whose neckline is described as [[ImpossiblyLowNeckline "nowhere near the neck."]] Of course, she is actively trying to manipulate him and secretly working for the villain.
* In ''Literature/PetalsOnTheWind'', Cathy does this at enters her mother's Christmas party, party by walking down the stairs, intent on humiliating her mother for her actions in the previous book--locking her four children away in an attic room.
* The cover of the Persian translation ''Literature/TalesOfTheBlackWidowers'' has a man in a suit walking down a wide fancy staircase.
26th Dec '17 5:37:23 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Weapon", a Clonemaster enters the foyer this way as part of the pseudo-religious trappings they've surrounded themselves with. The effect is ruined by the actress having to look down at her feet as she does so, thanks to her ImpracticallyFancyOutfit.
8th Oct '17 7:13:22 PM nombretomado
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* JerryLewis in ''Film/{{Cinderfella}}'' shows up at the grand ball in a big entrance on a ''huge'' staircase.

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* JerryLewis Creator/JerryLewis in ''Film/{{Cinderfella}}'' shows up at the grand ball in a big entrance on a ''huge'' staircase.
2nd Oct '17 11:46:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Dolly Levi in ''HelloDolly!'', during the title song.

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* Dolly Levi in ''HelloDolly!'', ''Theatre/HelloDolly!'', during the title song.
15th Apr '17 5:04:22 AM ScipioSmith
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* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' did it first... twice! First when Cinderella meets the Prince at the ball (though this slightly differs from the traditional entrance by having her walk ''up'' the stairs rather than ''down'' the stairs), and, later, at the end when she comes down the stairs of her home to prove the slipper is hers.

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* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' did it first... twice! three times! First when Cinderella surprises her stepmother and stepsisters in her new pink dress (although this is [[DoomedNewClothes cruelly subverted]] just moments later, then when she meets the Prince at the ball (though this slightly differs from the traditional entrance by having her walk ''up'' the stairs rather than ''down'' the stairs), and, later, finally, at the end when she comes down the stairs of her home to prove the slipper is hers.
30th May '16 10:46:27 AM Morgenthaler
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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.''

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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.''



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* A political version was invoked by Harvey Milk when he was a councilor in San Francisco; when going through the lobby of City Hall, he always took the grand stairway instead of the elevator like the rest of city council so he would be noticed by the public and the press.

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* A political version was invoked by Harvey Milk when he was a councilor in San Francisco; when going through the lobby of City Hall, he always took the grand stairway instead of the elevator like the rest of city council so he would be noticed by the public and the press. press.

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