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FILM NOIR STYLE: THE KILLER 1940s Launches Today!

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 12, 2021

It's here! At long last, we have arrived at the official launch day of my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s! As most of you know, it has been a battle to get here with all the challenges the pandemic threw my publisher's way. But we persevered and orders are now shipping out from book read more

You're Invited! Online Series FILM NOIR STYLE Continues 1/17 with TRANSITION YEAR 1946

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 2, 2021

On Sunday, January 17, my online series Film Noir Style continues with The Year of Transition 1946. This is the third in a series that accompanies my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. Like the book, the series is divided into four parts:Before the War 1940-1941The War Years 1942-1945 read more

GlamAmor-ous Holidays - Merry Christmas from Nick and Nora Charles in THE THIN MAN (1934)

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 15, 2020

In celebrating the holiday season through the lens of Old Hollywood, you can't do much better for style than William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934). It was based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, an author whose crime fiction would become m read more

New Website for the Historic Larry Edmunds Bookshop!

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

I am thrilled to announce that there is now a website for the beloved Larry Edmunds Bookshop! For anyone who may not know, Larry Edmunds is a cultural institution - a Hollywood book store that has focused on film and theatre history since 1938. It is the only independent book store still standing on read more

Watch FILM NOIR STYLE: THE WAR YEARS on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 20, 2020

Last weekend an enthusiastic audience joined me to celebrate Film Noir Style: The War Years! This was the second event in the four-part series, which mirrors my upcoming book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. This webinar examined the impact of World War II on the home front and fashion along with read more

You're Invited! Online FILM NOIR STYLE Series Continues 11/15 with THE WAR YEARS

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 3, 2020

On Sunday, November 15, my online series Film Noir Style continues with The War Years. This is the second in a series that accompanies my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. Like the book, the series is divided into four parts:Before the War 1940-1941The War Years 1942-1945The Year of read more

Watch FILM NOIR STYLE: BEFORE THE WAR on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 19, 2020

Thanks to all who came to last night's event Film Noir Style: Before the War 1940-1941! A great time was had by all! It was wonderful to step into my beloved world of film noir and celebrate its influential style. In case you missed the event live, the video is now available on demand on Vimeo. read more

Watch the National Arts Club FILM NOIR STYLE Event on YouTube!

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 1, 2020

 Thanks to all who joined me for my Film Noir Style book preview event with the National Arts Club! More than 1,200 people attended live on Tuesday, which was very exciting, and I continue to receive such lovely feedback. Thanks, too, to NAC's Angela Lui and Mitch Case who were the most su read more

You're Invited! 4-Part Online Series FILM NOIR STYLE Starts 10/18 with BEFORE THE WAR

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 29, 2020

I'm so excited to start my new online series Film Noir Style! This 4-part series accompanies and mirrors my non-fiction book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. Like the book, the series will be divided into 4 parts:Before the War 1940-1941The War Years 1942-1945The Year of Transition 1946T read more

You're Invited! National Arts Club Hosts Book Preview Event for FILM NOIR STYLE 9/29

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 22, 2020

This past weekend I received the unfortunate news that the launch of my book Film Noir Style - originally scheduled for September 29 - will be delayed until January due to COVID's vast impact on the publishing industry. I am far from the only author who is experiencing a delay. There has been extens read more

You're Invited! Online Pre-Code STYLE OF SIN Series Continues 9/20 with Jean Harlow

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 3, 2020

September is here and the next month or so is going to be filled with events! It all starts September 20 with the next in my online Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN. The third event in the 6-part series focuses on the early life and style of Jean Harlow with stories behind the st read more

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Reviews - and Loves - FILM NOIR STYLE

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 26, 2020

It is now about a month away from the September 29 launch of my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s! The first review is in and it's a big one. Publishers Weekly is the "bible of the book industry" and informs librarians, book sellers, consumer media, agents, and other industry stakeholders aroun read more

Watch THE HITCHCOCK BLONDES on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 22, 2020

Last weekend actress Susan Claassen and I had a wonderful time celebrating the work of director Alfred Hitchcock, costume designer Edith Head, and the women who played his most memorable heroines. We were delighted that such a passionate audience joined us for GlamAmor-ous Conversations: The Hitchco read more

You're Invited! August 16 Online Event Celebrates the Style of THE HITCHCOCK BLONDES

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 1, 2020

My monthly online events continue in August, and this time we'll be celebrating the 1950s and beyond with GlamAmor-ous Conversations: The Hitchcock Blondes! The great Edith Head returns - played by the incomparable Susan Claassen - in order to delve into the costume designer's three decade partnersh read more

Watch THE STYLE OF SIN: KAY FRANCIS on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 21, 2020

Last weekend, a couple hundred fans of both film and fashion came together online to celebrate the life and style of 1930s icon Kay Francis! I couldn't have asked for more excitement for the second event in my 6-part Pre-Code series The Style of Sin. The Pre-Code era of Hollywood refers to the yea read more

You're Invited! Online Pre-Code Series STYLE OF SIN Continues July 19 with Kay Francis

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 7, 2020

Hope everyone had a fun sunny holiday weekend! July gets even hotter with the next in my online Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN. The second event in the 6-part series focuses on the early life and style of Kay Francis with stories behind the style of films like Girls About Town& read more

AN AFTERNOON WITH EDITH HEAD for the National Arts Club

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 1, 2020

On Tuesday, June 30, Susan Claassen and I joined forces once again to do An Afternoon with Edith Head for the National Arts Club! It was such an honor to work with the iconic cultural institution, which boasts more than 120 years of history and continues to do so much to promote the arts. The event read more

Watch THE STYLE OF SIN: JOAN CRAWFORD on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 16, 2020

Last weekend, more than 200 fans of film and fashion got together to celebrate the early life and style of Joan Crawford! I couldn't have asked for a better audience for the first in my 6-part online Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN.  The Pre-Code era of Hollywood refers to the years be read more

New Online Event Series starts with THE STYLE OF SIN: JOAN CRAWFORD June 14

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 3, 2020

As promised, I am bringing my 1930s Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN to you online! I'm mixing up the order as well as the films I feature, so it will be slightly different than my series at the Egyptian Theatre last year. Case in point: the first event will focus entirely on Joan Crawford read more

Watch GlamAmor-ous Conversations: Edith Head on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on May 20, 2020

Last Sunday a couple hundred fans of both film and fashion joined me as I interviewed actress Susan Claassen as she channeled legendary costume designer Edith Head. I loved every minute of it. Suz and I both heard from a number of people who simply exclaimed "WOW!" and expressed their joy at attendi read more
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