Category: fashion

October 15, 2012 /

Alfred Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman, and Cary Grant on the patio set of Alicia’s apartment in Rio:

October 9, 2012 /

This week is going to be light on text and heavy on pictures as I reassemble my kitchen (and put my household back in order). Saturday my breakfast companion was aghast when I turned up at our weekly dim sum rendezvous wearing black slip on sandals, jeans, a black T-shirt,…

October 7, 2012 /

As you might have gleaned by now, when there’s a story to tell about Hollywood, I’m inclined to change the names and mix it up a bit to protect the innocent. What follows is mostly true, except what’s not. “Okay. No baseball. What you’ve got to do is barge back…

October 6, 2012 /

Hettem’s on Vermont opening day 1931: Look at those light fixtures! If the Depression hadn’t wiped me out I may have gotten my De Soto out of the garage and headed over to the store. Another of the lesser known buildings by Morgan, Walls, and Clements – a car dealership…

October 2, 2012 /

From the tips of your toes to the top of your head – elements of style from hats to escalators: –

September 25, 2012 /

A nice publicity still showing director Fritz Lang conferring with actress Joan Bennett and costume designer Travis Banton over a wardrobe sketch. Later we’ll talk about the influence of Fritz Lang (“M” and “Metropolis”) on filmmaking  – and how costume designers like Travis Banton of Paramount created looks that conveyed…

September 18, 2012 /

Filming at the track in 1935: The building was designed by Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann (who also designed the Los Angeles Times building) in a fluid Art Deco style – 1936: The entrance and the paddock – 1936: A view of the stands the year it was completed – 1934:…

September 18, 2012 /

Marion Davies 1927: Bing Crosby at Del Mar – 1937: Joe E. Brown and Mrs. Edwardo Blackburn in the 1940s: Tony Curtis, Carol Burnett, and Cary Grant at Hollywood Park – 1978:

September 11, 2012 /

April 18th, 1961 Elizabeth Taylor arrives at the Academy Awards in a gown designed by Dior with her husband Eddie Fisher: Best Actor to Burt Lancaster for “Elmer Gantry, and Best Actress to Elizabeth Taylor for “Butterfield 8”:

September 6, 2012 /

Rosiland Wyman says she was born a Democrat, she was the youngest person ever elected to the city council and she has served as a delegate in every convention since 1952. Go Roz! Here she is in 1960 displaying her wardrobe for the convention – the year Kennedy was elected.