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The Style Essentials--Ginger Rogers Steps Up in Style in 1936's SWING TIME

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 16, 2014

Ginger Rogers is quite simply one of the greatest talents that Hollywood has ever seen.  She was an actress and singer and dancer--a triple threat before people even really knew what that meant.  Not only could she do it all, she did it all so well...the result of a strong w read more

You're Invited! Discover HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1930s in Live Webinar 7/19

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 7, 2014

Back by popular demand--we're now in the midst of the second round of my series on the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1970s! If you love style in the movies, join me for the next in this live 6-part webinar series to learn all about THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM.  The read more

Red Carpet Ready for La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival Courtesy of Mon Atelier

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

As I recently announced, I will be both a Presenter of the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM and Grand Juror for the International Fashion Film Awards at the upcoming La Jolla Fashion Film Festival.  And, as if having these two roles at this prestigious event wasn't honor enough, I am now thrille read more

Grand Juror + Presenter at 2014 La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival in July!

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 24, 2014

I'm excited to announce that I am both a Grand Juror AND Presenter at the upcoming 2014 La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival! Called the "Cannes of Fashion Films," this festival brings in filmmakers and other fashion industry professionals from all over the world.  As one of the read more

Grace Kelly's Dress from THE SWAN up for Auction at Christie's

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 16, 2014

This Friday, June 20th, Christie's will auction off one of Grace Kelly's dresses from The Swan (1956) in London.  It is an exciting occasion. Created by MGM legend Helen Rose, this is an example of influential costume design that also immediately impacted fashion and continues to read more

Out & About--Traveling Back to a Civilized Age Aboard the Queen Mary

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 10, 2014

The first time I heard the horn blow on the Queen Mary, I was entranced.  Kevin and I had arrived early for dinner and an overnight stay, and were sitting on the Promenade deck having a snack after our check-in.  The cafe was filled with bright light, rows of tables pressed against windows read more

You're invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1970s Webinar Series Starts 6/21

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 5, 2014

Back by popular demand--on June 21st, I'm launching the second round of my series on the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1970s! If you love style in the movies, join me for a live 6-part webinar series to learn all about THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM.  The Style Essentials& read more

Style Essentials--Stardom Strikes Marilyn Monroe as GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

GlamAmor Posted by on May 24, 2014

In the story of the life of Marilyn Monroe, 1953 was an exceptional year.  It is perhaps the greatest year of her tragically short life.  1953 began with her star on the rise from some successes of the year before; it ended with Marilyn being the biggest star in the world.  Niagara&nb read more

Cinema Connection--Kate Hepburn's Ongoing Style Story from THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

GlamAmor Posted by on May 17, 2014

Last Monday was Katharine Hepburn's birthday--May 12th--and it seemed like the whole world was celebrating.  There is just so much to appreciate about this talented woman.  The national media sang her praises from every conceivable angle as did many of my friends and colleagues who co read more

Style Essentials--Katharine Hepburn + Adrian Align for 1940's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

GlamAmor Posted by on May 8, 2014

It all started with a play.   Many know that 1939 was a spectacular year when it comes to film.  Often called the Greatest Year in Film History, this was the year Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, The Women, Stagecoach, and many more first premiered.  But 1939 was als read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2014--All in the Family

GlamAmor Posted by on May 2, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) recently celebrated their 20th anniversary in grand fashion at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival.  More than 25,000 people came to collectively toast everyone's favorite network in Hollywood.  The crowds felt even busier than in years past and the programming m read more

You're invited! Live Webinar on HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1970s Tomorrow 4/27

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 26, 2014

If you love style in the movies, you are invited to a special 6-part webinar series to learn all about THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM.  The Style Essentials represent iconic costume design from film that immediately impacted fashion and continues to influence the industry read more

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

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 18, 2014

Elegant.  Sophisticated.  Continental.  Sensual.  Stylish.  All of these adjectives have been used to describe Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932).  A Pre-Code classic with its suggestive sexual situations, the film looks at love and lust between its l read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2014--Heading to Hollywood April 10-13!

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 1, 2014

It's that time of the year--the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off next week! On April 10-13, 25,000 film fans will once again descend on Hollywood and take over historic venues like the Roosevelt Hotel, Chinese and Egyptian Theaters, and Hollywood Museum.  This is the Super Bowl f read more

You're invited! Join GlamAmor's HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1960s this Sunday 3/30

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 27, 2014

If you love style in the movies, you are invited to a special 6-part webinar series to learn all about THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM.  The Style Essentials represent iconic costume design from film that immediately impacted fashion and continues to influence the industry read more

Sizing Up Old Hollywood--Heights of Classic Leading Men

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 24, 2014

Last year I shared a chart I created with the heights, weights, and measurements (as available) of our favorite actresses from classic cinema.  The reason I originally put it together was that the information was asked of me again and again when I taught classes or gave presentations on the His read more

Cinema Connection--1940s and 1950s Cinema Style Rules the Red Carpet at 2014 Oscars

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 5, 2014

Sunday was the 86th annual Academy Awards and there were a record number of people watching this year's show.  Of course there were likely even more enjoying the red carpet beforehand, with coverage coming from television channels all over the world.  As always, I hope the audience was abl read more

Happy 4th Birthday, GlamAmor!

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

February has been such a busy month, but it's time to do a little celebrating.  GlamAmor has just turned four! Though four years is a relatively long time online--for perspective, Twitter was formed only eight years ago--it hardly seems long enough to capture all that has happened with GlamAm read more

You're invited! GlamAmor's Webinar on HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1950s this Sunday 2/23

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 10, 2014

UPDATE:  Due to technical issues with the platform during the scheduled live webinar on the 16th, I will be doing a reprise this coming Sunday the 23rd.  All are welcome! If you love style in the movies, you are invited to a special 6-part webinar series to learn all about THE STYLE ESSEN read more

Style Essentials--Ava Gardner is Dressed to Kill in Vera West for 1946's THE KILLERS

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 4, 2014

We're now in the thick of awards season here in Los Angeles with this month leading up to the Oscars.  Turner Classic Movies (TCM) always celebrates this time with their 31 Days of Oscar and has divided this year's schedule in interesting ways, including a toast to the 75th anniversary of the i read more
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