We all know that Debbie Reynolds is a Hollywood legend, but did you know that she is also a lover of costumes? She is auctioning off her massive collection of costumes on June 18, and there is a preview of some of the items right now at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. Admission to see this exhibit is free, and there is free underground parking (in Beverly Hills!) so get on down and see it before it ends on June 17. I went today, and was there for almost two hours – I took pictures of nearly everything. In fact, I shot two CF cards full of pictures… and now one of the cards is reading ERROR. I have posted some pics HERE and HERE so you can see these costumes – really, the collection is magnificent, and I am told that, of the hundred-plus pieces I saw today, it’s only representative of 40% of her total collection. Simply amazing. Enjoy the pictures, and get down there to see them in person if you can! If you’d like to bid on any of the items, Profiles in History is handling the auction. Click HERE for more info! I will upload the pictures from the defective card as soon as I can!
Release Date: 12-17-10
Review Date: 12-21-10
Running Time: 115 min.
Costume Designer: Mark Bridges
Where to begin?! The Fighter is a great movie – there is not one false note to be found. Director David O. Russell has exercised great restraint and respect for the material in telling boxer Micky Ward’s story, and the result is breathtaking. The costumes are eloquent when the actors are silent – it’s like a trip in a time machine, to a very specific place and situation. I can’t say enough good things.
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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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Costume designer Anthea Sylbert was prolific following her work on Rosemary’s Baby (1968). Roman Polanski’s atmospheric horror was essentially her big break and, by her own admission, one of her toughest challenges too.
Rosemary’s Baby tells the story of young newlyweds Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse (Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes) who move into an apartment building that turns out to be a haven of witches lead by old timers Minnie and Roman Castevet (Ruth Gordon and Sidney Blackmer). On the promise of a big career, Guy allows the witches to impregnate Rosemary with the seed of the devil. Rosemary is left trapped and alone, surrounded by an evil conspiracy and forced to drop the spawn of Satan on her due date.
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