New DVD Reveals the Making of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’

Lead costume designer Bob Mackie shares some of what went on behind the scenes during some of the show's signature moments.

CURTAINS FOR MACKIE: As lead costume designer for “The Carol Burnett Show,” Bob Mackie had his share of laughs and mishaps. “We could be glamorous one moment, horrible the next. It was just crazy!” the designer said.

Now Mackie is revealing some of what went on behind the scenes in making Burnett’s Scarlett O’Hara-inspired dress and other signature moments through a new DVD “The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection,” which is being sold via For those who need to see the real thing, the designer’s famous curtain-rod dress for Burnett’s interpretation of “Gone With the Wind” for her show can now be found at the Smithsonian.

This story first appeared in the July 10, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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