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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

Cinema Connection--Gloria Swanson is Fashion Forward in Early 1920s Style

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 9, 2014

Much of the pleasure in sharing Why Change Your Wife? (1920) with audiences is showing how early it comes in the history of film yet how enduring it is as an influence in the history of fashion.  For my classes, presentations, and webinars, 1920 is the year I chose as a mark of when our modern read more

Style Essentials--Gloria Swanson Finds Fashion in 1920's WHY CHANGE YOUR WIFE?

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 6, 2014

When it comes to the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM, it all really begins with Gloria Swanson.  No one was as associated with style in the early part of the century as Gloria. She was arguably Hollywood's first clothes horse--both on and offscreen--and she became an international star largely becau read more

Join GlamAmor's Webinar Series on HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM--1940s next on 1/19!

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 5, 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 the 1920s to the 1970s that immediately impacted fashion and continues to infl read more

Toasting to 2014 with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack in OCEAN'S 11

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 1, 2014

As I'm still away on vacation, I wanted to send you some folks who really know how to ring in the new year right.  And so, here's Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and the rest of the Rat Pack with their iconic style in one of my favorites from the GlamAmor archives--Ocean's 11.  Wishing you a h read more

GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Wishing You a Merry and WHITE CHRISTMAS

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 25, 2013

A favorite for all of my GlamAmor-ous Holidays is White Christmas, so here is my celebration of the classic from the archives as I'm away toasting the season.  Merry Christmas! ----- I couldn't think of a better way to toast this holiday season than with 1954's White Christmas.  The read more

GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Always Remember IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 19, 2013

Though many point to 1939 as "The Greatest Year in the History of Hollywood," I always remind people to celebrate 1946 as well.  For a film noir fan like myself, the quality is virtually unparalleled--Gilda, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Big Sleep, The Blue Dahlia, The Killers, and N read more

GlamAmor-ous Holidays--1930s Christmas in Hollywood

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 16, 2013

As I recently shared the origins of Santa Claus Lane in Hollywood in the 1920s, I wanted to continue this Christmas story into the 1930s.  Hollywood Boulevard took on even more transformation during this decade--moving past importing live trees that lined the lane to decorating with drawings of read more

GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Merry Christmas from Nick and Nora in 1934's THE THIN MAN

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 13, 2013

In celebrating this season on GlamAmor through the days of Old Hollywood, you can't do much better for 1930s style than Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy) in The Thin Man (1934).  The series starts with the cosmopolitan couple and a murder mystery during Christmas in New read more

GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Christmas in 1920s Hollywood

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

Happy Holidays!  With my Christmas cards now out the door, I couldn't think of a better way to kick off this year's celebration on GlamAmor than going back to the early days of Hollywood and the festivities of the 1920s. For the first time in November 1928, Hollywood Boulevard changed its na read more

Marilyn Monroe's Magician--the One and Only Travilla

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 3, 2013

Whenever I want to illustrate the power of costume design, the person I always turn to is the legendary William ("Billy") Travilla.  I can usually convince any crowd with two simple words:  Marilyn Monroe.  As of 1952, Travilla was responsible for her fashion on film, which included i read more

Out & About--Touring Warner Brothers Studio for its 90th Anniversary

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 21, 2013

Warner Brothers is an integral part of Los Angeles history, and I was fortunate enough to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the legendary studio last week.  It incorporated 90 years ago in 1923 and is one of the first film studios in Hollywood.  Founded by four immigrant brothers--Harry, Al read more

You're invited! Webinar Series on HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1970s

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 30, 2013

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 the 1920s to the 1970s that immediately impacted fashion and continues to infl read more

Style Essentials--Travis Banton Transforms Clara Bow and Fashion Forever with 1927's IT

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 29, 2013

Though many articles have been written about director Clarence Badger's 1927 classic It, most only seem to be scratching the surface.  So much that we take for granted today can be traced back to the legendary silent film, and a considerable amount of insight comes from understanding the storie read more

Interview with ELLE CANADA on Influence of the Hitchcock Heroine + Film Noir Style

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 26, 2013

To those who follow GlamAmor, it will come as no surprise that the style of film noir and the Hitchcock Heroine act as ongoing influences in fashion.  Edith Head, costume designer extraordinaire best known for her work with Alfred Hitchcock, is a hero of mine and huge influence on my read more
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