Sunday, December 7th
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA
Wartime America bore witness to shortages of common fashion materials ranging from silk to rubber. Even with rationing and restrictions imposed on the entire country, film costume designers still managed to create some of the most iconic looks of all time. These costumes not only defined much of 1940s style, but continue to influence our fashion today. Join me for a chic illustrated lecture of film noir and the evolution of fashion in America as innovated by the great costume designers of Hollywood.
To get a preview of my talk, read the recent interview that the Skirball's Mia Cariño did with me about some of the stars and films I'll be discussing.
Visit the Skirball's site for more information and to purchase tickets, which include admission to tour the museum exhibition as well. While you're at the Skirball, you can also visit their fun film noir themed pop-up shop that is filled with vintage clothing and accessories, photographs, and books to start your holiday shopping.
My talk is part of the Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood 1933-1950 exhibition that runs October 23, 2014 - March 1, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.