Hollywood Before Glamour Book

Hollywood Before Glamour


  • Author : M. Tolini Finamore
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-01-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230389496

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Hollywood Before Glamour Excerpt :

This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.

Hollywood Before Glamour Book

Hollywood Before Glamour


  • Author : M. Tolini Finamore
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-01-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230389496

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Hollywood Before Glamour Excerpt :

This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.

Hollywood Before Glamour Book

Hollywood Before Glamour


  • Author : M. Tolini Finamore
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 1137518626

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Hollywood Before Glamour Excerpt :

This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.

Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood Book
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Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood


  • Author : Tom Lisanti
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476612416

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Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood Excerpt :

During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centerfolds, beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to become “decorative actresses” appearing scantily clad on film and television. This well illustrated homage to 75 of these glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and, frequently, in-depth personal interviews. Included are Carol Wayne, Edy Williams, Inga Neilsen, Thordis Brandt, Jo Collins, Phyllis Davis, Melodie Johnson, and many equally unforgettable faces of sixties Hollywood.

Costume  Makeup  and Hair Book

Costume Makeup and Hair


  • Author : Adrienne L. McLean
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813572970

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Costume Makeup and Hair Excerpt :

Movie buffs and film scholars alike often overlook the importance of makeup artists, hair stylists, and costumers. With precious few but notable exceptions, creative workers in these fields have received little public recognition, even when their artistry goes on to inspire worldwide fashion trends. From the acclaimed Behind the Silver Screen series, Costume, Makeup, and Hair charts the development of these three crafts in the American film industry from the 1890s to the present. Each chapter examines a different era in film history, revealing how the arts of cinematic costume, makeup, and hair, have continually adapted to new conditions, making the transitions from stage to screen, from monochrome to color, and from analog to digital. Together, the book’s contributors give us a remarkable glimpse into how these crafts foster creative collaboration and improvisation, often fashioning striking looks and ingenious effects out of limited materials. Costume, Makeup, and Hair not only considers these crafts in relation to a wide range of film genres, from sci-fi spectacles to period dramas, but also examines the role they have played in the larger marketplace for fashion and beauty products. Drawing on rare archival materials and lavish color illustrations, this volume provides readers with both a groundbreaking history of film industry labor and an appreciation of cinematic costume, makeup, and hairstyling as distinct art forms.

The Routledge Companion to Fashion Studies Book

The Routledge Companion to Fashion Studies


  • Author : Eugenia Paulicelli
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429554964

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The Routledge Companion to Fashion Studies Excerpt :

This collection of original essays interrogates disciplinary boundaries in fashion, gathering fashion studies research across disciplines and from around the globe. Fashion and clothing are part of material and visual culture, cultural memory, and heritage; they contribute to shaping the way people see themselves, interact, and consume. For each of the volume’s eight parts, scholars from across the world and a variety of disciplines offer analytical tools for further research. Never neglecting the interconnectedness of disciplines and domains, these original contributions survey specific topics and critically discuss the leading views in their areas. They include discursive and reflective pieces, as well as discussions of original empirical work, and contributors include established leaders in the field, rising stars, and new voices, including practioner and industry voices. This is a comprehensive overview of the field, ideal not only for undergraduate and postgraduate fashion studies students, but also for researchers and students in communication studies, the humanities, gender and critical race studies, social sciences, and fashion design and business.

Glamour Ghoul Book

Glamour Ghoul


  • Author : Sandra Nurmi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1627311009

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Glamour Ghoul Excerpt :

Vampira is an icon but her creator's life was even more dramatic.

The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film Book

The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film


  • Author : Melissa U. D. Goldsmith
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-10-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442269873

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The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film Excerpt :

Musicians, both fictional and real, have long been subjects of cinema. From biopics of composers Beethoven and Mozart to the rise (and often fall) of imaginary bands in The Commitments and Almost Famous, music of all types has inspired hundreds of films. The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film features the most significant productions from around the world, including straightforward biographies, rockumentaries, and even the occasional mockumentary. The wide-ranging scope of this volume allows for the inclusion of films about fictional singers and bands, with emphasis on a variety of themes: songwriter–band relationships, the rise and fall of a career, music saving the day, the promoter’s point of view, band competitions, the traveling band, and rock-based absurdity. Among the films discussed in this book are Amadeus, The Blues Brothers, The Buddy Holly Story, The Commitments, Dreamgirls, The Glenn Miller Story, A Hard Day’s Night, I’m Not There, Jailhouse Rock, A Mighty Wind, Ray, ’Round Midnight, The Runaways, School of Rock, That Thing You Do!, and Walk the Line. With entries that span the decades and highlight a variety of music genres, The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film is a valuable resource for moviegoers and music lovers alike, as well as scholars of both film and music.

Adrian Book

Adrian


  • Author : Leonard Stanley
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847860111

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From ruby slippers to fashion runways, Adrian: A Lifetime of Movie Glamour, Art and High Fashion is a visual celebration of the life and work of the man behind some of the most memorable fashions of Hollywood's golden age. This book is a bright and vivacious look at the fashion, art and homes of one of the most celebrated fashion designers of the twentieth century. Adrian (1903-1959) designed costumes for over 150 Hollywood productions, including fabulous gowns worn by such iconic actresses as Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, and Katharine Hepburn. He then went on to found one of the most popular and influential fashion labels of the mid-twentieth century, Adrian, Ltd. He had a passion for art and interior design, as seen in his impeccably decorated homes, which he shared with his wife, Hollywood movie star Janet Gaynor, and his personal paintings and sketches. The man who created the famous ruby slippers worn in The Wizard of Oz was also the first American designer honored with a retrospective at the Smithsonian Institution, and his influence can still be felt on the runways in New York and Paris today. This is the first book on the famed Hollywood fashion and costume designer to be published with the cooperation of his family. With a foreword by the designer's son, Robin, as well as a treasure trove of never-before-seen images and anecdotes taken from Adrian's unpublished manuscript, this is the definitive book on the life of the legendary designer.

Colors in Fashion Book

Colors in Fashion


  • Author : Jonathan Faiers
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-17
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474273695

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Colors in Fashion Excerpt :

Color speaks a powerful cultural language, conveying political, sexual, and economic messages that, throughout history, have revealed how we relate to ourselves and our world. This ground-breaking compilation is the first to investigate how color in fashionable and ceremonial dress has played a significant social role, indicating acceptance and exclusion, convention and subversion. From the use of white in pioneering feminism to the penchant for black in post-war France, and from mystical scarlet broadcloth to the horrors of arsenic-laden green fashion, this publication demonstrates that color in dress is as mutable, nuanced, and varied as color itself. Divided into four thematic parts – solidarity, power, innovation, and desire – each section highlights the often violent, emotional histories of color in dress across geographical, temporal and cultural boundaries. Underlying today's relaxed attitude to color lies a chromatic complexity that speaks of wars, migrations and economics. While acknowledging the importance that technology has played in the development of new dyes, the chapters explore color as a catalyst for technical innovation that continues to inspire designers, artists, and performers. Bringing together cutting-edge contributions from leading scholars, it is essential reading for academics of fashion, textiles, design, cultural studies and art history.

Screen Interiors Book

Screen Interiors


  • Author : Pat Kirkham
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350150607

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Screen Interiors Excerpt :

Covering everything from Hollywood films to Soviet cinema, London's queer spaces to spaceships, horror architecture and action scenes, Screen Interiors presents an array of innovative perspectives on film design. Essays address questions related to interiors and objects in film and television from the early 1900s up until the present day. Authors explore how interior film design can facilitate action and amplify tensions, how rooms are employed as structural devices and how designed spaces can contribute to the construction of identities. Case studies look at disjunctions between interior and exterior design and the inter-relationship of production design and narrative. With a lens on class, sexuality and identity across a range of films including Twilight of a Woman's Soul (1913), The Servant (1963), Caravaggio (1986), and Passengers (2016), and illustrated with film stills throughout, Screen Interiors showcases an array of methodological approaches for the study of film and design history.

Bette Davis Black and White Book

Bette Davis Black and White


  • Author : Julia A. Stern
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-26
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226813721

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Bette Davis Black and White Excerpt :

Bette Davis’s career becomes a vehicle for a deep examination of American race relations. Bette Davis was not only one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, but also one of its most outspoken advocates on matters of race. In Bette Davis Black and White, Julia A. Stern explores this largely untold facet of Davis’s brilliant career. Bette Davis Black and White analyzes four of Davis’s best-known pictures—Jezebel (1938), The Little Foxes (1941), In This Our Life (1942), and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)—against the history of American race relations. Stern also weaves in memories of her own experiences as a young viewer, coming into racial consciousness watching Davis’s films on television in an all-white suburb of Chicago. Davis’s egalitarian politics and unique collaborations with her Black costars offer Stern a window into midcentury American racial fantasy and the efforts of Black performers to disrupt it. This book incorporates testimony from Davis’s Black contemporaries, including James Baldwin and C. L. R. James, as well as the African American fans who penned letters to Warner Brothers praising Davis’s work. A unique combination of history, star study, and memoir, Bette Davis Black and White allows us to contemplate cross-racial spectatorship in new ways.

Love and Marriage Across Social Classes in American Cinema Book

Love and Marriage Across Social Classes in American Cinema


  • Author : Stephen Sharot
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-18
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319417998

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Love and Marriage Across Social Classes in American Cinema Excerpt :

This book is the first comprehensive and systematic study of cross-class romance films throughout the history of American cinema. It provides vivid discussions of these romantic films, analyses their normative patterns and thematic concerns, traces how they were shaped by inequalities of gender and class in American society, and explains why they were especially popular from World War I through the roaring twenties and the Great Depression. In the vast majority of cross-class romance films the female is poor or from the working class, the male is wealthy or from the upper class, and the romance ends successfully in marriage or the promise of marriage.

George Hurrell s Hollywood Book
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George Hurrell s Hollywood


  • Author : Mark A. Vieira
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-12
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762450695

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George Hurrell (1904–1992) was the creator of the Hollywood glamour portrait. Before his arrival, movie star portraits were “soft focus” and undistinguished, derivative of the Main Street USA portrait salon. The maverick artist instituted a sharp, dramatic look and captured movie stars of the most exalted era in Hollywood history with bold contrast and seductive poses. This lavishly illustrated book spans Hurrell's entire career, from his beginnings as a society photographer to his finale as the celebrity photographer who was himself a celebrity, a living legend. From 1929 to 1944 Hurrell was the “Rembrandt of Hollywood,” creating portraits of Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and Joan Crawford that were a blend of the ethereal and the erotic. His photos of Jane Russell sulking in a haystack made the unknown girl a star—and without a film credit to her name. He immortalized leading males stars of the day from the Barrymores to Clark Gable to Gary Cooper. Latter photo shoots magnified the glamour of the likes of Warren Beatty and Sharon Stone. Through newly acquired photos and in-depth research, photographer and historian Mark A. Vieira, author of Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits, offers not only a wealth of new images but a compelling sequel to the story presented in his earlier book on Hurrell. Hurrell was himself a star—rich, famous, fulfilled. Then, at the height of his career, he suffered a vertiginous fall from grace. George Hurrell's Hollywood recounts, for the first time anywhere, Hurrell's return from the ashes—how movie-still collectors and art dealers pulled the elderly artist into a smoky half-world of theft and fraud; how his undiminished powers gave him a second career; and how his mercurial nature nearly destroyed it. The photographs that motivate this tale are luminous, powerful, and timeless. This book showcases more than four hundred, most of which have not been published since they were created. George Hurre

Harlow in Hollywood Book

Harlow in Hollywood


  • Author : Darrell Rooney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1883318963

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Harlow in Hollywood Excerpt :

When Jean Harlow became the Blonde Bombshell, she was the first big-screen sex symbol and the mould for every famous fair-haired superstar who would emulate her. Renowned Harlow expert Darrell Rooney and Hollywood historian Mark Viera join forces to create beautiful - and remarkably accurate - portraits of Harlow's life. With more than 280 rare images, the authors not only make a case for Harlow as an Art Deco artifact, they also showcase the fabulous places where she lived, worked and played.