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Sizing Up Old Hollywood--Heights, Weights, and Measurements of Classic Cinema Stars

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 7, 2013

Whenever I do presentations on the History of Fashion in Film, some of the most fascinating facts to audiences are the sizes of their favorite classic cinema stars.  As a result, I put together a chart with many of the actresses we know and love.  You'll see that this particular list read more

Cinema Style--Romy Schneider's Sleek Summer Style Courtesy of Courreges in LA PISCINE

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 22, 2013

Summer is unquestionably my favorite time of the year and I always celebrate on GlamAmor with a little cinema style.  One year I dove into the life of bathing beauty Esther Williams and her impact on swimsuit design and fashion.  Another year I marveled at Marilyn Monroe&nbs read more

Elizabeth Taylor's First Wedding Gown Sells for $188,175 at Christie's

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 24, 2013

On Wednesday, June 26th, Christie's will auction off the first wedding gown of Elizabeth Taylor.  It is a momentous occasion.  Created by MGM legend Helen Rose and a gift from the studio, this influential dress is right at the crossroads of costume and fashion design.  I was thri read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2013--Saturday with Jane Fonda and Cybill Shepherd at the Chinese Theater

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 19, 2013

Though my Friday night at the recent TCM Classic Film Festival was a late one due to my hosting A Foreign Affair (and then afterward toasting with champagne), I still knew I would have to rise and shine early Saturday morning.  Each year of the festival, TCM has hosted a handprint ceremony read more

Cinema Connection--Evolution of the Illusion (Gowns) of Marlene Dietrich

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 9, 2013

Having just discussed the history and cinema style of Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair (1948), it was important to elaborate even further on the film's ongoing influence in fashion.  Illusion gowns--so named for the nude effect from strategically placed sequins, beads, lace--had their found read more

Cinema Style--Marlene Dietrich is a Master of Illusion in 1948's A FOREIGN AFFAIR

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 3, 2013

For the recent TCM Classic Film Festival, I was honored that Turner Classic Movies asked me to introduce two films from the standpoint of style.  The first was Billy Wilder's post-war project A Foreign Affair (1948).  Of course Wilder is a wonder of the cinema, writing and directing s read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2013--Opening Day at the Roosevelt Hotel and on the Red Carpet

GlamAmor Posted by on May 9, 2013

This year's TCM Classic Film Festival took over Hollywood April 25th through the 28th and, as always, opening day was a rush of events.  There are so many, in fact, that seeing movies does not really enter my schedule this early in the festival.  It was even more the case this ye read more

You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1940s-1950s at Annenberg Beach House

GlamAmor Posted by on May 3, 2013

I have just returned from yet another incredible TCM Classic Film Festival, where I was lucky enough to host and introduce two movies from the standpoint of style--Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair (1948).  At Flying D read more

Hosting Two Movies at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival!

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 11, 2013

The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival is fast approaching--April 25th through April 28th--and the excitement is palpable.  Last year's event set the bar very high with a theme of Style in the Movies...even had the pleasure of discussing all things style on air with TCM hosts Robert read more

The Style Essentials--Louise Brooks Opens the PANDORA'S BOX of German Expressionism

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 26, 2013

Mention the words German Expressionism and you just might put a panic into even the most ardent of classic cinema fans.  It's that seemingly scary combination--it's foreign and it's silent.  But honestly...when you take the time to watch one, none of that matters. German Expressionism of t read more

Cinema Connection--Designs of Irene (Lentz) Live Again at Los Angeles Fashion Week

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 17, 2013

Last weekend I was invited to the debut fashion show of the newly relaunched House of Irene.  For those of us who love classic cinema, this was incredible news.  After all, Irene was a name I never expected to hear during Los Angeles Fashion Week.   When it comes to costume designe read more

Cinema Connection--The Style Essentials of Old Hollywood Inspire 2013 Oscars

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 3, 2013

With any awards show today, it is inevitable that the glamour of Old Hollywood will make an appearance on the red carpet.  This, of course, is especially true at the Academy Awards and this year was no exception.  As always, much of the inspiration in fashion comes from the most iconic cos read more

Cinema Connection--Fashion is Mad for Mod for Spring 2013

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 21, 2013

As any fashionista knows, the 1960s made a big splash on the runways for Spring/Summer 2013.  The decade often makes an appearance in Spring collections because of its tendency toward shorter lengths and loads of color.  This Spring, the Mod movement of the late 1960s was a particular insp read more

Happy (Belated) 3rd Birthday, GlamAmor!

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 17, 2013

Because of all the great things happening with GlamAmor, this is the first opportunity I've had to toast its anniversary!  On February 8th, I entered my fourth year of celebrating the vast HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM.  My work continues to expand in every area...from educating about th read more

The Style Essentials--Audrey Hepburn Gets Modern in 1967's TWO FOR THE ROAD

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 12, 2013

Whenever the Academy Awards approach, it's always interesting to look at its history and the extensive list of films that were overlooked by Oscar.  This is especially true in the area of costume design.  Considering that the Academy did not even allocate an award to costume design until 1 read more

The Style Essentials--Iconic Costume Design that Continues to Influence Fashion

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 31, 2013

The Style Essentials is my series of the most iconic costume design in the movies that continue to influence fashion today.  These movies show some of the best examples of costume as an art form, but also designs that changed fashion from the time they were first seen onscreen and act an ongoin read more

The Style Essentials--Edith Head Style Finds A PLACE IN THE SUN at 2013 Golden Globes

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 25, 2013

With the Golden Globes a couple weekends ago and the Screen Actors Guild coming up, we're now deep into awards season here in Los Angeles.  At any of these shows, I am always fascinated by the inevitable influences from classic cinema that appear on the red carpet.  Film noir was front and read more

Out & About--Celebrating Loretta Young's Centennial at the Hollywood Museum

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 14, 2013

This month marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Loretta Young and it seems that all of Hollywood is celebrating.  To kick off the Centennial, Turner Classic Movies made Loretta their TCM Star of the Month and the Hollywood Museum now hosts its eagerly anticipated exhibition for Lore read more

Happy New Year with Frank Sinatra and Rat Pack Style in 1960's OCEAN'S 11

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 1, 2013

New Year's Eve.  Las Vegas.   Say these five little words to almost any man and watch as you evoke a near Pavlovian rush of adrenaline and excitement.  Credit this to director Lewis Milestone's 1960 classic Ocean's 11, a film that centers on a New Year's Eve heist in Las read more


GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 24, 2012

Though Vincent Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis was set at the turn of the century, there was much in the film that translated to its 1944 audience. As World War II continued to rage on, the movie brought tremendous comfort by showing an idealized America and a family sticking together thro read more