Deborah Nadoolman Landis (L) and Sandy Powell. Photo: Charlie Fonville
“Dress is a trifling matter…but it gives also the one outward sign from which people in general can and often do judge upon the inward state of mind and feeling of a person.” — Queen Victoria, 1858
By Lauren Fonville
The indomitable Queen Victoria, England’s longest-reigning monarch was on everybody’s mind on Sunday as visitors flooded the Getty Center’s new exhibit, A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography in Los Angeles.
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I have a particular fondness for the “scary movie” genre, having designed many of these kinds of films in my career. When I heard that the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles was going to be putting up a production of perhaps one of the most famous (and scary) movies of all time – The Exorcist – I knew I had to see it. How do you translate the fear, horror, and especially special effects (head spinning, projectile vomiting, crab walking and defying gravity) of the original film to the stage? I was really curious.
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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!!
It's a Small, Thrilling World After All...
Hi frocktalkers! This is my final post from and about Comic Con 2009. I attended the masquerade last Saturday night, and it was fantastic. I had to leave at the halfway point, unfortunately, but I wanted to share my photos with you.
Additionally, the news is that I will be teaching a class at UCLA this fall, for MFA/Costume students. It’s a very exciting opportunity. I will be teaching 8 out of 10 classes in costume design, while costume supervisor extraordinaire Heidi Higginbotham will be teaching 2 out of 10 classes in script breakdown, budgeting, and running the department. So you can imagine that the pace of life around here is going to ramp up quickly!
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Saturday was the big day for a handful of freshly-minted design MFAs. UCLA hosted the USITT Design Showcase West showcase, featuring work from students from a wide array of universities, including UCLA, USC, Yale, University of Texas at Austin, North Carolina School of the Arts, and many others. What’s cool about this event is that it puts the students in contact with people working in the industry. You can shake hands, exchange information, and (hopefully) these new grads can get a job out of it, somehow!
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