For those who live in Los Angeles and are going through a bit of withdrawal from our time at the recent TCM Classic Film Festival, I hope you'll join me next Saturday for a talk on the influential style of film noir at the historic Egyptian Theatre!
Saturday, April 25th
FEMMES FATALES, INNOCENTS, AND INTRIGANTES--
CAN COSTUME DESIGN OF FILM NOIR TELL US THE DIFFERENCE?
Talk will be followed by a
3:15 pm screening of Gilda (1946)
The Egyptian Theatre
Co-presented by the American Cinematheque & Art Deco Society
From Ava Gardner and Lana Turner to Veronica Lake and Rita Hayworth, film, costume and fashion historian Kimberly Truhler takes the audience on an exploration of the iconic costume design of film noir--as well as its ongoing influence--to see if signs of character can be found within the wardrobes of the genre's bad girls, good girls, and those somewhere in between.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Amercian 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