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This Is What The 'Steel Magnolias' Premieres Looked Like In 1989

"I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood for 40 years," Ouiser Boudreaux (Shirley MacLaine) hollers in "Steel Magnolias," a movie that has put us in a weepy mood for more than two decades. We've loved every tear. Directed by Herbert Ross ("Funny Lady," "Footloose") and based on a play written by Robert Harling, "Steel Magnolias" opened 25 years ago this week. A force of female friendship, the cast traveled the world to promote the film in 1989. Take a look at the premieres:

  • Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts and Daryl Hannah
    Nov. 5, 1989, at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City
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    Nov. 5, 1989, at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City
  • Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts
    Nov. 5, 1989, at the at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City
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    Nov. 5, 1989, at the at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City
  • Sally Field and then-husband Alan Greisman
    Nov. 5, 1989, during the New York premiere party at the Hilton Hotel
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    Nov. 5, 1989, during the New York premiere party at the Hilton Hotel
  • Shirley MacLaine, Barry Diller and Tom Brokaw
    Nov. 5, 1989, during the New York premiere party at the Hilton Hotel
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    Nov. 5, 1989, during the New York premiere party at the Hilton Hotel
  • Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson
    Nov. 5, 1989, at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City
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    Nov. 5, 1989, at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City
  • Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Shirley MacLaine, writer Robert Harling, Daryl Hannah, Sally Field and Olympia Dukakis
    Nov. 6, 1989, at opening night in Atlanta
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    Nov. 6, 1989, at opening night in Atlanta
  • Julia Roberts
    Nov. 5, 1989, during the New York premiere party at the Hilton Hotel
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    Nov. 5, 1989, during the New York premiere party at the Hilton Hotel
  • Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and Dolly Parton
    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
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    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
  • Kristy McNichol (with a date)
    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
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    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
  • Julia Roberts and Oliver Platt
    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
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    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
  • Richard Dreyfuss
    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
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    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
  • Brian De Palma and Kate Capshaw
    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
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    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
  • Kiefer Sutherland
    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
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    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
  • Daryl Hannah
    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
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    Nov. 9, 1989, at Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Los Angeles
  • Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah and Olympia Dukakis
    February 1990 promotional shoot at Berkeley Square in London
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    February 1990 promotional shoot at Berkeley Square in London