Sundance Next Fest to head for Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. – Los Angeles Times.
Silents in the 1920s had fluidity and range that was roped in by Talkies – suddenly scenes with dialogue were boxed in, restricted, and stagey because of sound technology. Sound recording, 1928 – Microphone and lights adjusted on set, 1928 –
This is Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926. I believe she’s covered in grease as insulation against the cold water… Here she is cleaned up and coaching movie stars… “SWIM, GIRL, SWIM.” Record entries in the trans-Derwent swimming races and interest in the picture,…
1928 1934 1938
Later today I’m posting information about a wonderful production, “A Conversation with Edith Head” that will be at the Pasadena Playhouse November 8th – December 1st… But, first I’d like you to see some theatrical wardrobe design and construction from 1928 – just a few years after Edith Head started…
This is pretty saucy stuff for the time – Joan Crawford shimmying in front of a mirror as she gets dressed to go out for the evening circa 1928, before recorded dialogue, but there was a synch soundtrack… –