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Cinema Style File--True Doris Day Style in 1960's PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 11, 2012

The TCM Classic Film Festival is officially underway and there is already such excitement!  Today was open to the press to chat with hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, so I spent my morning in bliss at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.  It feels like another home to me now and w read more

GlamAmor Covers STYLE IN THE MOVIES at the TCM Classic Film Festival This Week!

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 7, 2012

The excitement is building for the TCM Classic Film Festival!  It is now only days away and film fans like me are already all a-buzz about it online.  This year is particularly exciting for me.  For one, the theme for 2012 is custom made for GlamAmor--Style in the Movies.  T read more

Out & About--FIDM Curates Color Costumes from THE ARTIST...in Shades of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 2, 2012

A few weeks ago, I was invited to an event exclusively for Los Angeles fashion bloggers by the Fashion Institute for Design & Merchandising (FIDM).  FIDM is a special place for me, not the least of which because my beloved Edith Head helped shape and launch the costume depart read more

Cinema Connection--Louise Brooks Bobs Her Hair...and So Does Everyone Else

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 26, 2012

When we're talking about Style in the Movies and Deco design, one of the most iconic actresses has got to be Louise Brooks.  She is truly the one who started it all in modern hair.  Her hairstyle--the bob, as it became known--was an enormous trend during the 1920s.  Known for its chee read more

Cinema Connection--Clara Bow Inspires Jazz Age Hair and Makeup for the Modern Age

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 25, 2012

As I've been discussing during my Month (or so) of Art Deco, the era that stretched from the flappers of the 1920s through the sophisticated 1930s has been all the rage in fashion.  And don't expect it to end any time soon...though the inspiration has largely come from current movies such as Ac read more

Cinema Style File--The Art (Deco) of Comedy in 1936's MY MAN GODFREY

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 21, 2012

Gregory La Cava's 1936 classic comedy My Man Godfrey is a movie I first caught on cable years ago in the middle of the night.  The aged and slightly faded film flickering in the darkness on some obscure channel did not dim its appeal.  In fact, I only remember how captivated I was from its read more

Out & About--Art Deco Icon Eastern Columbia Building in Downtown Los Angeles

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 15, 2012

Once upon a time, the Broadway Theater District in downtown Los Angeles was the center of entertainment for the city.  Twelve theaters on Broadway between 3rd Street and Olympic Boulevard were the destination of millions.  At the time, there was nothing else like these impressive movie pal read more

Cinema Connection--Karl Lagerfeld Captures 1920s Cafe Society for HARPER'S BAZAAR

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 10, 2012

As I have been discussing in my Month (or so) of Art Deco on GlamAmor, the 1920s and 1930s have had a profound amount of influence on fashion this Spring.  Much of the inspiration has come from the current crop of movies that center on its style...Oscar winner for Best Picture (and Costume read more

Jean Harlow's Platinum Blonde Hair Still Making Waves this Spring

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 8, 2012

The 1920s and 1930s have been all the rage this season as we've seen in collections from Ralph Lauren and others I will continue to share on GlamAmor.  Trends in hair styles are no exception and almost always follow whatever fashion comes down the designer runways.  Bright blonde, fingerwa read more

The Style Essentials--Jean Harlow Draped in Deco Decadence in 1933's DINNER AT EIGHT

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 5, 2012

In doing a Month (or so) of Art Deco, I would be remiss if I did not include George Cukor's 1933 classic Dinner at Eight.  It is an iconic moment for both film and fashion...one of those rare occasions in which a great star is put into the hands of an equally great costume designer.  In th read more

Happy Birthday, Jean Harlow!

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 3, 2012

Though an incredibly busy week, I couldn't let the day go by without remembering silver screen goddess Jean Harlow on what would be her 101st birthday.  I adore her and her style, and my next article celebrates her star performance in 1933's Dinner at Eight as part of my Month (or so) read more

Cinema Connection--Old Hollywood and Art Deco Style Stand Out at 2012 Oscars

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

Is this 2012...or the 1930s?  It's certainly hard to tell just by looking at the cast of The Artist (above) as they accepted their well-deserved Academy Award for Best Picture. It was a great moment and you can see how they embody the modern version of Art Deco style that their movie has ins read more

Celebrate the Oscar Style of the 1939 Academy Awards--Hooray for Hollywood!

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 26, 2012

Today is the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles!  It is a day when the entire world turns its eyes to the place that I've called home for nearly 20 years.  I could think of no better way to celebrate the day than to share the 1939 Oscar ceremony with you.  Why 1939?  As cl read more

Cinema Style File--Woody Allen Evokes Art Deco Elegance in THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) is Woody Allen's favorite film of all that he's written and directed.  Surprised?  It may be considering his incredible canon of work, but not when you understand the reasons.  For one, it came out nearly exactly as he envisioned it, which was a differe read more

Cinema Connection--Art Deco Film Icons Inspire RALPH LAUREN for Spring 2012

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 22, 2012

Not only is Art Deco style a theme at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival, but it is a huge trend right now in fashion for Spring 2012.  I will share many examples throughout the month, but knew that these Ralph Lauren designs from the pages of Vogue would need to be first.  After all, I read more

The Style Essentials--Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Dance in 1935's Art Deco TOP HAT

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 17, 2012

For the next month or so, I will be celebrating Art Deco style on GlamAmor to continue to build excitement toward April's TCM Classic Film Festival--Style in the Movies.  To kick things off and learn more about Deco design, I recently visited Los Angeles' City Hall--built in 1928--to see a full read more

Out & About--the Art Deco Design of Los Angeles City Hall

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 13, 2012

One of the themes at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival--Style in the Movies--is Deco Design.  Who doesn't love the sophistication of 1920s and 1930s style in film...they are fantasies come to life.  I can only imagine the impact on the original Depression-era audiences--tuxedos and sil read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2012--STYLE IN THE MOVIES

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 10, 2012

No one is more excited than I am for this year's TCM Classic Film Festival April 12-15 in Hollywood.  When they announced last fall that its theme would be Style in the Movies, I nearly fell out of my chair.  This, my friends, is what GlamAmor is allllllllll about.  The festival will read more

Happy 2nd Birthday, GlamAmor!

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 8, 2012

A huge amount of love and thanks to you who have continued to be so supportive this past year... I couldn't have done it without you! xoxo read more

Cinema Style File--Style is the Star in Roman Polanski's 1974 Neo-Noir CHINATOWN

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 7, 2012

Roman Polanski's 1974 masterpiece Chinatown will be shown at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival--Style in the Movies--as part of the 100th anniversary of Paramount Studios and Robert Evans' Paramount Renaissance.  I consider Chinatown one of the ten best movies of all time, so I am abso read more
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