Thursday, November 11, 2021

Celebrate #Noirvember and the Holidays with FILM NOIR STYLE


Happy #Noirvember! This year is my first celebrating with Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s and I couldn't be happier. The past year has been so rewarding. The book continues to get rave reviews, with readers describing it as everything from "enthralling" to a "luscious deep dive" and many noting the "extensive" research behind it. I loved hearing people say that they didn't want the book to end.

In addition, I'm proud to say I've received endorsements from a couple of my favorite people at Turner Classic Movies (TCM):

"Style is the essential appeal of film noir, and Kimberly Truhler's book is an essential addition to the history of the noir movement. I learned a lot."  
Eddie Muller, TCM Host and Film Noir Foundation Founder
"With Film Noir Style, Kimberly Truhler pulls off the tricky challenge of writing to a broad audience. Her well-written book will appeal to both film school graduates and more casual fans who simply love the look of noir, like Rita Hayworth's in Gilda. Truhler's exploration of Hollywood's darkest and sexiest movies of the 1940s has style of its own."  
Ben Mankiewicz, TCM Host


Earlier in the year, I also enjoyed doing a 4-part online series to accompany Film Noir Style where I shared even more about the 20 films featured in the book. In case you missed them live, all of the events are available on demand on my Vimeo channel. They are also linked individually below.

My heartfelt thanks to all of you who purchased the book and went on this journey with me - you made the year so special!

Now that we're in the midst of the holiday season, I hope you'll consider Film Noir Style as a gift. You can find it just about everywhere - from big retailers like Amazon to smaller local stores. But the Larry Edmunds Bookshop remains the only place where you can get an autographed and personalized copy. I'll be going to the store soon to sign more books. If interested, you can buy Film Noir Style on their website. 

Happy holidays and enjoy #Noirvember!


Check out the 4-part Film Noir Style online series









Get a signed copy of Film Noir Style from the Larry Edmunds Bookshop!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Watch FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2021 on Vimeo!


Last Wednesday, attendees of the virtual TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) came together online to celebrate the Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2021!

The 5th annual event delved into the stories behind the style of both the actors and actresses starring in 7 films featured in the festival's programming:

The Thin Man (1934)
Top Hat (1935)
His Girl Friday (1940)
North by Northwest (1959)
Breathless (1960)
Bullitt (1968)
Love Story (1970)

If you missed the live event, you can now watch it on demand on Vimeo! Either click the link or rent through the player below. 



Myrna Loy's striped bias cut gown from The Thin Man was the inspiration for my event ensemble -
this sunny frock from Badgley Mischka had its own ruffled tiers that floated whenever I moved


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

You're Invited! 5th Annual FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF Event on May 5


Join me Wednesday, May 5 for my 5th annual Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2021! This is one of my most popular events and I know you will love this year's presentation. It will celebrate films from the 1930s to 1970s featured in the virtual TCM Classic Film Festival. And for the first time, we will delve into the style of both the actors and actresses in: The Thin Man (1934) Top Hat (1935) His Girl Friday (1940) North by Northwest (1959) Breathless (1960) Bullitt (1968) Love Story (1970)


Wednesday, May 5
Starting at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET

Tickets $15 - click to register on Zoom




Upcoming events can be found on the GlamAmor Events page. 


**This event is not officially affiliated with the TCM Classic Film Festival

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Watch the History of OSCARS® STYLE on Vimeo!


Last weekend, fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate the History of Oscars® Style!

The event looked at every Best Actress winner from 1929 to 1961 - the film role that won them the award, the ensemble they wore to the ceremony, and the designer behind it. I also shared the various venues through the years. And, as a bonus, the event ended with some Cinema Connections as well - the influence of classic film on the Academy Awards® red carpet. 

If you missed the live event, you can now watch it on demand on Vimeo! Either click the link or rent through the player below. 

The next event will be my annual Fashion in Film of TCMFF on Wednesday, May 5, which is the day before the start of the virtual TCM Classic Film Festival. Register on Zoom and get ready for even more glamour!




Inspiration for my Oscars® Style ensemble came from the famous statuette -
I chose this gold sequin gold from THEIA


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

You're Invited! Celebrate the History of OSCARS® STYLE at April 18 Event


Join the party Sunday, April 18, as I take you through the history of Oscars® Style! In this event, we will celebrate every Best Actress winner from 1929 to 1961 - the film role that won them the award, the ensemble they wore to the ceremony, and the designer behind it. You'll also see the various venues through the years. And, as a bonus, you'll see some Cinema Connections as well - the influence of classic cinema on the Academy Awards® red carpet. Get ready for the glamour!


Sunday, April 18
Starting at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET

Tickets $15 - click to register on Zoom





Upcoming events can be found on the GlamAmor Events page. 


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Watch THE STYLE OF SIN: BARBARA STANWYCK on Vimeo!


Last weekend, a couple hundred fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate the early life and style of Barbara Stanwyck! So many people absolutely adore her, so I couldn't have asked for more passion or excitement for the fourth event in my Pre-Code series The Style of Sin.

The Pre-Code era of Hollywood refers to the years between 1930 when the Production Code was adopted and 1934 when it was in full effect. The Code prohibited seeing many sins on screen, so Pre-Code films are beloved for how risqué and provocative they could be with their look and content.

If you missed the live event, you can now watch it on demand on Vimeo! You can either click the link or click "Watch Now" in the player below. You'll learn the historical context and the origins of the Production Code in addition to Barbara's career and evidence of her impact on fashion.

The next event will be celebrating the history of Oscars Style on Sunday, April 18 - you can now register on Zoom. Bring on the glamour!




In Barbara's honor and to show her ongoing influence on fashion,
I wore a plum cold shoulder bias cut dress by Amanda Uprichard with shiny silver pumps



Tuesday, March 9, 2021

FILM NOIR STYLE Author Conversation at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop

On February 27, I joined Larry Edmunds Bookshop owner Jeff Mantor for a conversation about my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. It was the first virtual event the store has ever had and I was honored to be their guest. Jeff and I spoke for an hour about just about everything - the origins of my love for classic cinema, how I chose the cover and 20 movies for the book, my writing process, costume design vs. fashion design, and all things film noir. Our enthusiastic audience was filled with many of our film family, so we also enjoyed an extended Q&A afterward. 

In case you missed it live, you can now watch the conversation on Larry Edmunds' new YouTube channel or through the player below. Enjoy!



I chose a vintage (real) leopard coat to discuss all things Film Noir Style


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