EXPANDED FINAL TOUR OF COSTUME DESIGN EXHIBITION ARRIVES OCTOBER 2
Featuring costumes from The Hunger Games, Django Unchained, The Wizard of Oz and more
On view October 2, 2014 – March 2, 2015
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.
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It’s that time of year, Frocktalkers – VACATION!! I have some friends coming to town with children, and they were asking me what kinds of things they should do if they wanted the “Hollywood Experience”. What follows is a little list. I’ve also added some “non-Hollywood” things to see here, as well. I hope that it proves helpful and that you have a wonderful time in our beautiful city!!
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Frocktalkers, it’s an exciting day! My bags are packed and I’m out the door, headed to London for the big opening of the V & A exhibit. I will be posting updates and pictures on Twitter, so please take a look @Frocktalk – it’s going to be crazy! I can’t wait to share the experience with you. If you have any specific requests for photos, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a DM on Twitter and I will do my best to get them for you! I will also be visiting the Cecil Beaton exhibit and Angel’s costume house! So excited!!! Stay tuned for more details, and please check @Frocktalk on Twitter for updates – I won’t be able to post here on Frocktalk until I return! Have a good week, everyone!
WWII photo - Cecil Beaton
Oh, Frocktalkers – what a find this is. Cecil Beaton was an Academy Award-winning costume designer (Gigi – 1958, and My Fair Lady – 1964), but before he was a costume designer, he was a photographer. And WHAT a photographer. WOW. His impressive photographs from WWII Britain are now on display at the Imperial War Museum in London. The exhibition runs from 9/6/12 to 1/1/13. So look – if you travel to London to see the amazing Hollywood Costumes exhibit at the V & A between October – January, you can stop by and see Beaton’s work at the IWM in the same trip. It’s a win-win!! I hope that they publish a book of his photos, because they are great research pieces. Absolutely stunning. More information HERE and nice article with photos HERE!
From the Bata Museum: Roger Vivier for German tannery Heyl-Libenau, French, 1934
Frocktalkers, if you love shoes (really? Like who wouldn’t love shoes?!) you are going to LOVE this. The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto has a fabulous website, and they have PODCASTS all about shoes – famous peoples’ shoes, historical shoes, unusual shoes, I mean, WOAH. It’s pretty incredible. Thanks to Frocktalker Haleh for alerting me to this. I need to grab my earbuds and get listening! Enjoy!!
Frocktalkers, mark your calendars and cash in your frequent flyer miles!! On October 20 of this year, the world-renowned Victoria and Albert museum in London is opening an exhibit of Hollywood costumes, and it is sure to be jaw-dropping!! Yes, Dorothy’s gingham dress will be there. Yes, Scarlett O’Hara’s velvet curtain dress will be there. And yes, YOU should be there to see it all. Think about calling it a “business trip” and writing it off on your taxes! I mean, it IS about work, after all! Read more HERE and HERE! Get excited, people – this is going to be EPIC! The exhibit is being curated by costume designer/legend Deborah Nadoolman Landis (Raiders of the Lost Ark) so as you can probably imagine it’s going to be off the hook!! I can’t wait. I am booking my ticket tonight!!!
Hello Frocktalkers! I think I am finally done with this show that has kept me busy all summer. It’s hard to have a life when you’re working – sixteen-hour days, exhausted on your days off – and I have missed updating you on all the interesting things going on here. There is a PLAY on now in North Hollywood celebrating Edith Head. There is a Star Trek exhibit on now in Riverside. AND, I want to let you know about a product placement hookup for filmmakers, stylists and TV shows: INSTANTLY FAMOUS! Now, have a good weekend and I will be back next week with more news!
That’s right – the artwork, sketches, and general genius of Tim Burton are making their way around our globe, thanks in part to New York’s MOMA and exhibit curators Ron Magliozzi, Jenny He and Rajendra Roy. Next stop: Australia! The exhibit opens today at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. The exhibit will come to Toronto’s Bell Lightbox at the Toronto Film Festival on September 12 (to coincide with the Toronto Film Festival). And then… Los Angeles! LACMA will host the exhibit from May 29, 2011 to October 31, 2011; wouldn’t Jack Skellington be proud!?! More info from the LA Times HERE!