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GlamAmor-ous Holiday Moments--Christmas 1950 at the Bradbury Building

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 19, 2011

The Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles is an iconic part of film noir--it's as big a character as any of the actors.  I love to see it dressed for the holidays, and here it is during Christmas 1950...the same year the classic noir D.O.A. was released.  Thanks to Vintage Lo read more

Cinema Style File--Toasting William Powell and Myrna Loy in 1934's THE THIN MAN

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 16, 2011

For many years, 1934's The Thin Man has been one of my favorite films.  There is a lot to love about it.  First, as the daughter of a police officer, I have practically been raised on mysteries in print and on film.  Thin Man is both.  It was based on a novel by the talented Dash read more

Out & About--Marion Davies in 1927's QUALITY STREET Live at the Annenberg Beach House

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 14, 2011

Monday night I returned once again to the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica at the personal invitation of documentary filmmaker Elaina Archer.  Elaina created Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies along with several other great documentaries on classic cinema and was extrem read more

Best Beauty--Best Hair Styling Products 2011

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 13, 2011

Since starting to do videos and the TCM podcasts, I've been receiving more and more questions on the products that I use for my hair.  I did a post some time ago on the Best Blowdry products, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to update the list. As I mentioned before, I think my hai read more

Cinema Connection--It's Black and White for Angie Dickinson in 1960's OCEANS 11

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 11, 2011

When I went to model at NBC Studios last week, the Access Hollywood Live style segment was all about the Little Black Dress.  Thus, I chose one of my own to wear that day...a vintage 1960s black pique shift with a white collar (below).  I really love the simplicity of the li read more

Out & About--A Model Television Debut on NBC's ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 8, 2011

Early in the morning yesterday, I traveled to Burbank to model for a segment on Access Hollywood Live and make my official television debut.  It was an incredible experience that was thanks to the invitation of stylist colleague Sydne Summer, who often works with the Style Network.  Her ch read more

Cinema Connection--Grace's Gowns in TO CATCH A THIEF are Fit for a Princess

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 5, 2011

Few wardrobes are as influential as the one Edith Head created for Alfred Hitchock's To Catch A Thief.  As I mentioned in my video on its cinema style, this is particularly true of Grace Kelly's gowns from the movie...they are iconic.  Both the blue and white versions are a study read more

Cinema Style File Video! Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock's TO CATCH A THIEF

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 30, 2011

After a month filled with cool blonde beauties, Turner Classic Movies ends their November 'Battle' tonight with a couple of real contenders--Hitchcock Heroines Kim Novak and Grace Kelly.  Kim, of course, was wonderful in Vertigo (1958), but Grace was reportedly Alf read more

Welcome Back, Robert Osborne!

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 29, 2011

After a five month absence that felt like an eternity to his many fans, Robert Osborne returns to Turner Classic Movies Thursday night.  Though Ben Mankiewicz and great guest hosts ranging from Eva Marie Saint to Leonard Maltin did an outstanding job with the primetime lineups, it will sti read more

Doris Day Sings to MY HEART with Her New Album!

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 28, 2011

After I completed the last article on That Touch of Mink, I was surprised to learn that Doris Day is actually just about to release her first album in 17 years.  Entitled My Heart, it is a collection of favorite songs that she recorded over that time.  With her singing career often su read more

GlamAmor at A Current Affair December 3-4 at the Cooper Penthouse

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 23, 2011

On December 3rd and 4th, GlamAmor will once again join over 30 boutique vintage retailers and private dealers from Los Angeles and beyond at A Current Affair.  Check out photos from September's show and you'll see that this marketplace has somet read more

Cinema Style File--Doris Day Dons Norman Norell in 1962's THAT TOUCH OF MINK

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 23, 2011

One of the missions of GlamAmor is to bring attention to the amount of cross over that exists between costume design in film and fashion.  Since the days of Old Hollywood, inspiration has most often come from the movies first to then influence a trend in mainstream fashion.  An example of read more

Out & About--William Turner Gallery Party at Santa Monica's Bergamot Station

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 21, 2011

Santa Monica and Venice have always been integral to the influential Los Angeles art scene, which I am thrilled to say is decidedly on the rise. Often dismissed for some supposed lack of culture, we are finally being recognized as a respected center for the arts.  Over the past few years, numer read more

Cinema Style File--Carole Lombard in Irene for Ernst Lubitsch's TO BE OR NOT TO BE

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 16, 2011

The "Battle of the Blondes" continues tonight on Turner Classic Movies with two comediennes--Mae West and Carole Lombard.  Mae shows off the early costume design of Paramount studio superstars Travis Banton and Edith Head, who created her iconic form-fitting frocks for 1933's I'm No Angel read more

Cinema Connection--the Veiled Influence of Marlene Dietrich

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 15, 2011

After being mesmerized by Marlene Dietrich last night on Turner Classic Movies, I couldn't resist doing one more post on the massive influence that she's having on fashion right now.  Just when I thought the inspiration ended with all the feathered flair adorning dresses this season, read more

Cinema Connection--SHANGHAI EXPRESS Feathers for Fall 2011

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 12, 2011

One of the best aspects about dressing for Fall and Winter is that you're able to bring much more drama and glamour to your outfits.  One way to do this is with flamboyant feathers, seen on the fashion runways since last Spring and now a bona fide trend extending into Fall as well.  As we' read more

Cinema Connection--Revlon Inspired by 1932's SHANGHAI EXPRESS

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 11, 2011

Taken straight from the pages of November's Vogue, Revlon's Fall 2011 advertising campaign is clearly borrowing more than a just a bit of inspiration from Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg's styling in Shanghai Express.  Yet another example of classic cinema continuing to influence the f read more

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

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 9, 2011

Another of the iconic women that Turner Classic Movies chose for its November "Battle of the Blondes" is the mysterious Marlene Dietrich. Though 1930's The Blue Angel and Morocco both launched the actress, it's really the cinematography of 1932's Shanghai Express that made her a superstar.  The read more

Watch GlamAmor in TCM Podcast for November's "Battle of the Blondes"

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 2, 2011

November on Turner Classic Movies is going to be a real "Battle of the Blondes"...everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Brigitte Bardot will be featured in their film festival Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month.  Tonight Marilyn Monroe kicks things off showing read more

The Style Essentials--Marilyn Monroe is in the Pink for 1953's NIAGARA

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 2, 2011

When it comes to style in the movies, the story is long with Marilyn Monroe.  One need not be a film, costume design, or fashion historian to know it--Marilyn is perhaps the most celebrated star of them all.  Her stylish career started in front of the camera as a swimsuit model and is read more