Fashion in Film…and Hollywood Costumes

These iconic film fashions and more were spotlighted in Kimberly Truhler’s first class on The History of Fashion in Film, a webinar held on November 17 that examined the onscreen style of The 1920’s – The Jazz Age

Clara Bow in It (1927), costume design by Travis Banton

A little black dress - revolutionary!

A little black dress – revolutionary!

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Some Favorite JFK Pictures…

JFK died 50 years ago today and I posted personal recollections of him, that infamous day and the weekend that followed on my primary blog this morning…click here to read that piece. Here, I thought I’d post some of my favorite images of him.

Jacqueline and Jack Kennedy

Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy

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Gladys Cooper, a Pictorial…

The What a Character! blogathon hosted by Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee of Outspoken and Freckled and Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club ran from November 9 to 11, and  my tribute to Gladys Cooper is up at my other (primary) blog, The Lady Eve’s Reel Life. This post is a pictorial tribute to her.

Best known for her performance as Bette Davis’s monstrous mother in Now, Voyager, Cooper enjoyed a long, varied career in the public eye – as an actress she was honored with Oscar, Emmy and Tony nominations. But in her earliest days she was admired for her beauty (her intelligence and incipient talents were yet to be recognized)…

the most beautiful woman in England...

the most beautiful woman in England…

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Deck the Halls with Holly Golightly…

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Holly Golightly arrived on the scene in 1958 when Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s was first published in the November issue of Esquire magazine. The novella soon appeared again, included in a Random House collection along with three Capote short stories. It has been in print ever since, most recently paired with Capote’s Other Voices, Other Rooms in a Modern Library volume published just last month. Continue reading

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REMEMBERING FRANCOISE DORLEAC

Francoise Dorleac

French actress Francoise Dorleac was born in Paris on March 21, 1942. Her father was Maurice Dorleac, a stage and screen actor. Her mother, Renee Deneuve, re-voiced Hollywood movies (including Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz). Both Maurice and Renee were lead players at the Comedie Francaise. Francoise’s younger sister, Catherine, was born October 22, 1943. Continue reading

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