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Out & About--Age of Elegance at L. A.'s Historic Biltmore Hotel

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 3, 2015

One of my newest partnerships is with Discover Los Angeles, the tourism site for the city. They have invited me to write articles on historic locations for them, which will seem familiar to many of you who enjoy my Out & About series on GlamAmor.  The first of my visits for them was at the read more

Events--STYLE STORIES-JOAN CRAWFORD Talk at Annenberg Beach House Tomorrow!

GlamAmor Posted by on May 11, 2015

In the next of my STYLE STORIES series at the Annenberg Beach House, I'll be speaking about the career and style evolution of Joan Crawford! Tuesday, May 12th STYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN Joan Crawford Featuring The Women (1939) + Mildred read more

Style Essentials--Marlene Dietrich Finds Her Key Light in 1932's SHANGHAI EXPRESS

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

The 1930s are fascinating for all that happened in film during that decade. In the early part of the era, film was continuing to evolve into being an art form. And until 1934, when the Production Code was in full force, filmmakers had the freedom to be provocative and pretty much do whatever they wa read more

Events--Presenting FILM NOIR FASHION with Screening of GILDA at Egyptian Theatre 4/25

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 18, 2015

For those who live in Los Angeles and are going through a bit of withdrawal from our time at the recent TCM Classic Film Festival, I hope you'll join me next Saturday for a talk on the influential style of film noir at the historic Egyptian Theatre!    Saturday, April 25th FEMME read more

#TCMParty Takes Over the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 6, 2015

How does one describe the TCM Classic Film Festival? That question has been posed to me over the years and it's surprisingly challenging to capture in words.  I usually start with the facts and a really big number: 26,000.  That's the number of classic film fans who largely take over th read more

Out & About--Hollywood's Historic TCL Chinese Theatre Still Takes Center Stage

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 16, 2015

As the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) fast approaches--March 26th to 29th--my thoughts once again turn to the historic stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that 26,000 fans take over for nearly a week.  It makes your mind spin to think of all the stars from the dawn of Hollywood who stay read more

Style Essentials--Audrey Hepburn's Costumes Cause the (Oscar) Drama in 1954's SABRINA

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 16, 2015

The Academy Awards are almost upon us and and, as they do every year, my friends Aurora, Kellee, and Paula have been throwing their month-long 31 Days of Oscar blogathon.  It is held in conjunction with the annual programming on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and celebrates all the winners, l read more

Events--Presenting STYLE STORIES-GLORIA SWANSON at Annenberg Beach House 3/10

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 13, 2015

In the next of my STYLE STORIES series at the Annenberg Beach House, I'll be speaking about the career and style evolution of Gloria Swanson! Tuesday, December 9thSTYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN Gloria Swanson Why Change Your Wife? (1920) + Sunset Bouleva read more

Happy 5th Birthday, GlamAmor!

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 10, 2015

This week I celebrate the birthday of GlamAmor and, incredibly, it's just turned five!  Though the company started late in 2009, the website went live February 8, 2010, and that is the milestone I mark each year.  I'm proud to say that everything I do remains centered on classic cinema and read more

Cinema Style--Katharine Hepburn Toasts the New Year in Kalloch for 1938's HOLIDAY

GlamAmor Posted by Kimberly Truhler on Jan 7, 2015

Though much has been written about Katharine Hepburn's film career, surprisingly little has been dedicated to 1938's Holiday.  It was directed by the great George Cukor, her longtime friend and the man behind 10 of her most memorable movies, including her debut in A Bill of Divorcement (1932). read more

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

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 18, 2014

1942's The Man Who Came to Dinner has slowly become one of the classics I watch every year around the holidays.  Though it's not necessarily a Christmas movie per se, it definitely has many of the elements that make for holiday fun, such as ice-skating on a frozen pond and placing presents read more

#99ReasonsWeLoveSinatra - Celebrating Frank Sinatra's Birthday with 1960's OCEAN'S 11

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 12, 2014

Today is what would have been Frank Sinatra's 99th birthday and it seems like the whole world will be celebrating.  Sony's new classic film channel getTV is playing host with a #99ReasonsWeLoveSinatra party on social media.  The fun started at 3 am ET--the exact time of Frank's birth--and read more

Events--Presenting STYLE STORIES--MARLENE DIETRICH at Annenberg Beach House Tomorrow!

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 8, 2014

On the heels of yesterday's presentation at the Skirball Cultural Center on THE HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR, I'm speaking tomorrow about the style evolution of Marlene Dietrich at the Annenberg Beach House! Tuesday, December 9thSTYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN Ma read more

Events--Presenting HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR at the Skirball this Sunday!

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 2, 2014

Sunday, December 7th THE HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmGuest speakerSkirball Cultural CenterLos Angeles, CAWartime America bore witness to shortages of common fashion materials ranging from silk to rubber.  Even with rationing and restrictions imposed on the entire cou read more

Cinema Connection--The Long Legacy of Veronica Lake's Hair

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 21, 2014

As many know, I have been celebrating film noir this Fall due to my December talk at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A. on THE HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR.  One of the icons I will be discussing is Veronica Lake, and I recently wrote about the November birthday girl in the noir classic Th read more

Style Essentials--Veronica Lake Meets Alan Ladd + Iconic Style in 1942's THIS GUN FOR HIRE

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 4, 2014

As most know, I am an enormous fan of film noir, particularly those that premiered in the 1940s, and have written about many of them on GlamAmor.  It seems appropriate, then, that I have been asked to speak on this very subject at the Skirball Cultural Center on December 7th as part of the read more

Cinema Connection--Red Carpet Legacy of Rita Hayworth and Costume Design of GILDA

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

People frequently ask me for a list of the most influential costume design of all time, whether it's questions I get online, in interviews, or when I give presentations. Of course this is some of why I created The Style Essentials in the first place. But that is a list of 50--some want me read more

Style Essentials--Femme Fatale Rita Hayworth Puts the Blame in 1946's GILDA

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 17, 2014

Happy birthday, Rita Hayworth!  Today would have been the 96th birthday of the "Love Goddess," so I celebrate by sharing what is perhaps her best known and beloved film--Gilda (1946).  The costume design alone is iconic and due to Columbia's head designer Jean Louis, who also has read more

Cinema Style--Writing Biography on Costume Designer Jean Louis

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 7, 2014

This week we celebrated the birthday of legendary costume designer Jean Louis and I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited by his family to write his authorized biography. For the past few years, it has been my great pleasure to get to know the family of Jean and Loretta Young (they read more

Out & About--Walking (and Rowing) through the History of Echo Park Lake

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 24, 2014

One of the things I admire most about Los Angeles is its history.  Though relatively young--California itself only became a state in 1850--the impact of this area is staggering, everything from inventions to innovations to style.  As a lover of film, I am constantly in awe of the fact that read more