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California Fires Are Burning Hollywood History

Backlots Posted by Lara on Nov 10, 2018

Image of the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles, courtesy of ABC7 New York As I write this post, I’m looking out the window into a haze of smoke, blowing down to the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Chico. California is fighting several severe wildfires right now, and as of this writing, the entire ci read more

Small Town Theaters: A Gem in the Wine Country, the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma, California

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Mar 8, 2018

Opened in 1934, the Sebastiani Screens Current and Classic Films On a recent trek into the wine country, we took some time to cruise Sonoma Plaza in the town's center, an area now lined with restaurants, specialty shops and food and wine sellers. Amazingly, in the midst of all this modern-era com read more

Olivia de Havilland, Allison Janney, and Right of Publicity in the California Courts

Backlots Posted by Lara on Mar 2, 2018

Going about my day this afternoon, an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times entitled “What Does Olivia de Havilland Have Against Allison Janney?” came to my attention. Following the de Havilland case closely as I have been, there are some things from the article that I would like to a read more

You're invited! Presenting HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR at Sacramento's California Museum 9/24

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 5, 2017

After a couple months of planning, I'm finally able to start announcing my events for the Fall. They start with this September talk centered on film noir style at Sacramento's California Museum that's part of their Light & Noir exhibition. If you live in Northern California, I hope to see you th read more

California 2017: Highlights from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 6, 2017

We spent spring break in Los Angeles and Anaheim this year, ostensibly to tour colleges for our teenager (whose dream school is Cal Arts). While I was once again too early to revel in the delights of the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood, I did manage to enjoy plenty of movie buff destinations, from Ho read more

California 2017: Highlights from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 6, 2017

We spent spring break in Los Angeles and Anaheim this year, ostensibly to tour colleges for our teenager (whose dream school is Cal Arts). While I was once again too early to revel in the delights of the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood, I did manage to enjoy plenty of movie buff destinations, from Ho read more

The Other California Film History (Exclusive Guest Post by Author H. P. Oliver)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Jan 12, 2016

The Other California Film History Most vintage movie fans know about southern California’s motion picture heritage and the region’s outstanding museums dedicated to preserving film history. Relatively few of those fans, however, know about the unique role northern California played in mo read more

Classic Movie Travels: Lana Turner from Wallace Idaho to Hollywood California

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Dec 4, 2015

Born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner… When I think of the genesis of some of the most glamorous movie queens, I think of Lana Turner sipping a Coke at the Top Hat Cafe. Though the story of her discovery is Hollywood legend, it is worth noting that she, too, pounded the pavement like so many read more

California, here he comes

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 5, 2014

Unless I'm fantasizing (or hallucinating), I won't be seeing Carole Lombard poolside in a few days. I will, however, be in the town she called home for more than a quarter-century of her life (save for some brief time she spent in Beverly Hills), as come Monday, I'll arrive in Los Angeles and stay t read more

Video of the Week: “California Bullets”

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Apr 2, 2014

Our video for this week features what is perhaps Timothy’s most fleeting appearance ever captured on film. It’s the Cowboy G-Men episode “California Bullets”. It first aired on June 13, 1953 and, in fact, was the final episode of the show. Please do not blink at about 1:30 in read more

My New Line! Classic and California Cool from Time & Silence

GlamAmor Posted by on May 15, 2012

By now, I'm sure there's no question how much I admire classics from fashion in film as well as how much they have influenced my own aesthetic. And in my most recent article on Steve McQueen in 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair, it should be evident that I am as much a fan of men's style  read more

Pic of the Day: “California Bullets”

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Oct 18, 2011

OK, this one is literally one of Tim’s don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-him roles. It’s from the Cowboy G-Men episode “California Bullets,” first shown on June 13, 1953. Tim is seen at the very beginning as “Man at boat dock.” He enthusiastically greets one read more

GlamAmor Makes the Cover of the California Apparel News!

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 18, 2011

It's been an exciting last couple of weeks here at GlamAmor!  In addition to being part of last Saturday's Helms Design District Vintage Boutique, samples for the first collection of GlamAmor Originals are now well underway.  In fact, fabric seems to be multiplying in the showroom each and read more

1930s Inspired Glamour at the California Market Center

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 22, 2011

In these more casual times, it's often hard to find the kind of glamour I admire and that was so celebrated in the 1930s.  Happily, I found some samples shining on the Fall 2011 runway at the California Market Center.  Musani Couture had many many vintage-inspired gowns in their latest col read more

GlamAmor is Open at the California Market Center!

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 9, 2011

I'm pleased to announce that GlamAmor is now open at the California Market Center!  After last weekend's A Current Affair show, I packed up everything at the Cooper Design Center and moved into my new showroom across the street.  It was a lot of work, but I'm happy to say things are finall read more

Makeup Trend--That California Girl Glow

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 17, 2011

I love it when designers continue to look to Los Angeles for inspiration and right now the trend in makeup is all about our gorgeous glow.  This is almost always popular in preppy lines like Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger for spring and summer, but even edgier collections like Marc Jacobs are read more

GlamAmor is the Newest Resident of the California Market Center!

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 11, 2011

It's incredible how things have been progressing--a month ago GlamAmor was in a charity fashion show in the CMC Atrium and now I've got a showroom there.  I couldn't be more thrilled!  The showroom will feature both the ongoing classic GlamAmor Vintage collection as well as the launch of G read more

GlamAmor in UnMasquerade Charity Fashion Show at the California Market Center

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 14, 2011

While the rest of the country is under a deep freeze, we've been loving spring and even summer-like temperatures here in Los Angeles.  This weekend was actually in the 80s, so driving downtown to the California Market Center (CMC) Friday night was a pleasure in the convertible de read more

California Market Center Gathers Two Point Oh! LA Bloggers

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 1, 2011

Last weekend I drove downtown to the famed California Market Center to meet up with many other Los Angeles fashion and style bloggers now organized into a group called Two Point Oh! LA.  Led by Dedicated Follower of Fashion blogger and stylist Kelsi Smith, the organization was established to un read more

Back from California!

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on May 31, 2010

For those who wondered where I was all that time, don't worry anymore! I'm back for more movie blogging, classic film reviews, new releases criticism, the Top 25 most influential directors of all time poll and more surprises to come!During this month of may vacations I've been to San Francisco, Sono read more
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