For those who live in Los Angeles and love the fashion and film of the Art Deco era, I hope you'll join me Saturday, November 21st at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. I'll be giving a talk on the influential costume design of the 1920s through 1930s, which will be followed by a screening of 1928's Our Dancing Daughters starring Joan Crawford!
Saturday, November 21st
Talk will be followed by a
3:15 pm screening of Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
The Egyptian Theatre
Co-presented by the American Cinematheque and Art Deco Society
Art Deco made an impact in many ways all over the world - from architecture to interior design to fashion. Hollywood quickly took notice and began to bring their vision of Art Deco to the masses. Fashion designers were recruited to become costume designers, and many costume designers influenced the fashion design of the era.
In this illustrated presentation, you will see the evolution of Art Deco costume design - from its origins around 1925 to how it changed while moving toward the Streamline Moderne movement of the mid-1930s. You will also learn about the artists behind the design and some of the most influential fashion on film as seen on stars Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Louise Brooks, Marlene Dietrich, Kay Francis, and Ginger Rogers.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the American Cinematheque website.
Opening of the Egyptian Theatre in 1922 with gala premiere of Robin Hood (above)
and a year later in 1923
See you soon at the Egyptian Theatre!
Historic photos courtesy of the
Bison Archive and Department of Water and Power