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Hired as Executive Director of the Historic Woman's Club of Hollywood

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

I am elated to announce that I am starting today as the Executive Director of the Woman's Club of Hollywood! It's been in the works for the past few months and I've been dying to share with you all. I will be leading the organization in many ways, from managing day-to-day operations to marketing, ev read more

You're Invited! Presenting STYLE OF SIN: JEAN HARLOW at Egyptian Theatre 8/25

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

Sunday, August 25 is the next event in my 6-part Pre-Code speaker/screening series at the American Cinematheque! THE STYLE OF SIN: JEAN HARLOW PRE-CODE FILM WITH KIMBERLY TRUHLER Sunday, August 25 Egyptian Theatre Hollywood, CA Talk starts at 1:00 pm  followed by screenings of Three read more

Out and About - Taking a Tour of Historic Bullocks Willshire

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

In 1994, the Southwestern Law School purchased the landmark Bullocks Wilshire department store. Instead of tearing down the building or gutting its interior - which is far too often the case with developers in Los Angeles - Dean Leigh H. Taylor worked with preservationists to painstakingly restore t read more

Writing a Book on FILM NOIR STYLE!

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 29, 2019

I'm very excited to announce that I am writing a book on Film Noir Style!  The book will celebrate some of the genre's most influential films and stars of the 1940s as well as examining the historical context of the time. The clip above is a not so subtle clue that Gilda (1946) will likely b read more

The Style Essentials - Kay Francis Battles in Bias Cut in 1932's TROUBLE IN PARADISE

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 22, 2019

Last Saturday was the second in my STYLE OF SIN series at the American Cinematheque, and it was focused on the Queen of Pre-Code herself - Kay Francis. I spoke all about the Production Code, Kay's life and career, and then the backstories of our double feature Girls About Town (1931) and Jewel read more

You're Invited! Presenting THE STYLE OF SIN: KAY FRANCIS at Egyptian Theatre 7/20

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

This Saturday is the next event in my 6-part Pre-Code speaker/screening series  at the American Cinematheque! THE STYLE OF SIN: KAY FRANCIS PRE-CODE FILM WITH KIMBERLY TRUHLER Egyptian Theatre Hollywood, CA Talk starts at 1:00 pm  followed by screenings of Girls About Town (193 read more

Cinema Style File - Barbara Stanwyck Straight Down the Line in 1944's DOUBLE INDEMNITY

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 8, 2019

A little over a week ago, I started my Pre-Code screening series The Style of Sin at the Egyptian Theatre and my first star was Barbara Stanwyck. As we saw while watching Ladies of Leisure (1930) and Baby Face (1933), she was a talented actress from the very beginning of her career. And though read more

You're Invited! Presenting THE STYLE OF SIN Pre-Code Series at Egyptian Theatre Starting 6/30

GlamAmor Posted by on May 19, 2019

I'm excited to announce that my long awaited 6-part Pre-Code speaker/screening series at the American Cinematheque will start Sunday, June 30 at the Egyptian Theatre! THE STYLE OF SIN 1930-1934: PRE-CODE FILM WITH KIMBERLY TRUHLER Talk starts at 1:00 pm  followed by double feature of fil read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2019 - It's All About Love at the Movies

GlamAmor Posted by on May 10, 2019

In the 1939 movie Love Affair, the character Terry McKay describes the Empire State Building as the "nearest thing to heaven." For those of us who love classic cinema, the same could be said about Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Appropriately, the theme of this year's TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) read more

Out and About - Presenting FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 at Woman's Club of Hollywood

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 23, 2019

Two weeks ago - from April 11 to 14 - the TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) once again took over Hollywood. The theme of this year's festival was Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies. Of course costume design helps tell all the great love stories, and there's no question that costume design also co read more

The Style Essentials - Doris Day Makes a Statement in Jean Louis for 1959's PILLOW TALK

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

This year's TCM Classic Film Festival is almost upon us, including my Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2019 talk, so I wanted to make sure to share something here on GlamAmor to entertain you while I was away. I could think of nothing better than 1959's Pillow Talk. The film celebrates its 60th anniversary read more

From Helen Rose to Nolan Miller - Interview with Designing Woman Jorjett Strumme

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

There are many of us who long to have lived during the Golden Age of Hollywood, or at least during the last breath of that glorious time. I recently became acquainted with someone who did just that - Jorjett Strumme. You could consider her a classic film Zelig. She left Oregon in her early 20s for t read more

You're Invited! FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 at Woman's Club of Hollywood 4/9

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Guest speaker Woman's Club of Hollywood Hollywood, CA Tickets are $10 in advance through Eventbrite and $15 at the door the day of the talk The theme of the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) is Follow You read more

And the Oscar Goes To...Old Hollywood Style

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 14, 2019

Every year, my friends Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula of Paula's Cinema Club host a blogathon in conjunction with Turner Classic Movie's 31 Days of Oscar. Their 2019 blogathon runs February 22-24, and I encourage everyone to check out the wide array read more

Out and About - Opening Night Party for FIDM Museum's Art of Motion Picture Costume Design

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 3, 2019

Last night I was honored to be a guest at the opening night party for the FIDM Museum's 27th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition. Every year FIDM celebrates Oscar-nominated costume design and designers, and the 2019 collection did not disappoint. If interested, the exhibition will be ope read more

Out and About - Visiting Barbara Stanwyck's Former Northridge Estate

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 28, 2019

Last weekend I spent a wonderful afternoon at the former home of Barbara Stanwyck. Now known as the Oakridge Estate, I went there for a presentation on costume designer Adrian by Richard Adkins of the Hollywood Heritage Museum. I greatly admire Barbara and know many of my friends do, read more

Appearing in CNN Docu-Series AMERICAN STYLE January 13 and 20

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 2, 2019

I'm excited that the CNN docu-series I am an expert for - American Style - airs Sunday, January 13! The first two episodes will be shown back-to-back starting at 9 pm ET. I haven't seen it yet, so you know I'll be watching. The four-part series examines how America’s changing style read more

GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Orry-Kelly Style in 1942's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

Happy holidays! It's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. Like many, I found 2018 filled with great accomplishment, but also some serious challenges as well. Focusing on the positive, thanks to all who joined me for my series at the Egyptian Theatre on the HISTORY OF FASHION IN read more

You're Invited! Presenting HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1980s at Egyptian Theatre 10/13

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 2, 2018

My HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM screening series at the Egyptian Theatre comes to its conclusion with the 1980s on October 13! Some of the incredible style we celebrate this month is shown in the collage above. ----- Saturday, October 13 THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 198 read more

The Style Essentials - Seems Like Old Times for Diane Keaton's Iconic Style in 1977's ANNIE HALL

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 23, 2018

This past weekend, I presented the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1970s at the Egyptian Theatre. One of the influential films I featured from that decade was 1977's Annie Hall and we also watched it on the big screen after my presentation. The style is stunning - so much detail to take in, especially wh read more
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