Here’s an awesome opportunity to celebrate some great costumes, learn some things about costume design for movies, and to get a makeover!!! This event is open to the public, and it’s being hosted by Turner Classic Movies and Bloomingdale’s – how cool is that?!! Frocktalker and friend Deborah Nadoolman Landis will be there to answer all of your costume design questions – trust me, she has an encyclopedic knowledge of our art form – and it looks like it will be a fun time! RSVP at 310-985-6246 by Monday. Event takes place on Wednesday, March 28 from 7P – 9P at the Beverly Center Bloomingdale’s – roll on over after work! Sounds like a lot of fun!!
Review Date: 5-23-10
Release Date: 3-6-98
Runtime: 117 min.
Period: early 1990s
Costume designer: Mary Zophres
The Big Lebowski is a film about mistaken identity, but really it all boils down to a soiled rug. There is The Dude (Jeffrey Lebowski, played by Jeff Bridges) and there is the Big Lebowski (Jeffrey Lebowski, played by David Huddleston). Their worlds could not be further apart – The Dude being a grade-A slacker, and The Big Lebowski being a millionaire. It is this divide and juxtaposition that makes the film interesting.
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Review Date: 8-26-09
Release Date: 10-29-1946 (France)
Runtime: 96 min.
Period: Fantasy; 1600s France
Costume Designers: Antonio Castillo and Marcel Escoffier
This is a “wow” of a movie. The film was made immediately after WWII in France (it was shot in 1945-1946), and it was lovingly directed by maverick/poet/genius Jean Cocteau. The film was a hit with the French particularly, as it provided its audience a chance to escape from the bleak reality of life in their war-ravaged country. La Belle et La Bête is a soothing balm of a fairytale, engendering hope in the promise of new beginnings and restoring faith in the compassionate spirit of humankind. It is a story about breaking free from imprisonment and breaking forth into freedom. It was a message that people needed to hear then, a message that continues to resonate today.
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Another weekend, another auction. This time, I don’t think it has as much to do with the crappy economy as much as it has to do with it being late summertime, back-to-school, an opportune time of year to have a huge sale. The auction is this coming Saturday at LA Center Studios, near downtown – 1201 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 – which is really on Bixel Street between 5th and 6th. Preview starts at 9AM, and auction starts at 11AM. There are vintage cars for sale (including a beautiful ’69 Ferrari Daytona) and there are COSTUMES in this auction, which makes it interesting… costumes from movies like Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Killshot, Fired Up, Obsessed, Crank: High Voltage, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Ugly Truth, Soul Men, and my favorites, CROSSING OVER and SEX DRIVE!
Preview the items here! More details on the auction:
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