Tuesday, February 26, 2019

You're Invited! FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 at Woman's Club of Hollywood 4/9

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker
Woman's Club of Hollywood
Hollywood, CA

Tickets are $10 in advance through Eventbrite and $15 at the door the day of the talk

The theme of the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) is Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies, and movies chosen for the 10th anniversary of the festival will celebrate love in all of its forms.

There's no question that costume design contributes to the ongoing legacy of classic cinema, so join me to take a look at the Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2019.

In what is now an annual talk, the presentation features about 10 films from the festival's programming and delves into the stories behind their style. It includes movie stills and images from today's fashion accompanied by a conversation about film history, costume and fashion designers, and backstories of the stars.

Most know that costume design is often integral to plot lines and always helps establish character. In addition, many of the leading ladies were close with their costume designers, so you can get great insights into their lives and see the evolution of their style. You'll also discover how these costumes continue to influence fashion today.

Movies that have been discussed in past talks are shown in the collage above. This year includes:

A Woman of Affairs (1928)
Holiday (1938)
Love Affair (1939)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Dark Passage (1947)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Mogambo (1953)
Indiscreet (1958)
Out of Africa (1985)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)

As a bonus, Joseff of Hollywood jewelry that are featured in some of the festival films will be on display!

The talk will be held once again at the Woman's Club of Hollywood, which has its own rich history. Names associated with the place include Gloria Swanson, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, and Edith Head. It will be open for tours starting at 5 pm and remain open up to the 6:30 pm start time of the talk.

Refreshments will be served, including a complimentary glass of champagne courtesy of Dancing Chocolate!

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

The Woman's Club of Hollywood -
started in 1905 and moved to its current location in 1948

One of the buildings from the Hollywood School for Girls still stands in the courtyard,
a school that boasted students such as Jean Harlow (below, second from top left)

Edith Head was a teacher of Art and French at the Hollywood School for Girls
right before she got her job assisting Howard Greer and Travis Banton at Paramount

The entrance to the lobby of the Woman's Club
and inside the theater during last year's talk

Some of my friends and fellow classic film lovers
who will be there once again this year

Some of the earliest stars involved with the Woman's Club include Charlie Chaplin and
Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, who sent Douglas Fairbanks Jr. to Hollywood School as well

See you soon!

Images courtesy of the Woman's Club of Hollywood, Theresa Brown, 
Paramount, and Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

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