Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Save the date! FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2023 at Hollywood Heritage Museum April 12


The theme of the 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) is "Celebrating Film Legacies" and that is just some of what will be shared in the 6th annual Fashion in Film of TCMFF event! This is the first year I will be doing the event in person since the pandemic and I am thrilled to also be welcoming a special guest co-host - 2x Oscar®-winning costume designer Mark Bridges.

Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2023

Wednesday, April 12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tickets: $15 for Hollywood Heritage members/$25 for non-members
Click here to purchase tickets

Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2023 will delve into the stories behind the style of 6 films featured in the festival's programming. As always, you will enjoy beautiful images from the movies accompanied by a conversation about film history, backstories of the stars, costume and fashion designers, and proof of their ongoing influence.

Costume design helps establish character in film and is often integral to plot lines as well. In addition, many of the actors and actresses were close with their costume designers, so you can get insights into their lives along with the evolution of their style.

This year's presentation will include:

One Way Passage (1932)
No Man of Her Own (1932)
Footlight Parade (1933)
Butterfield 8 (1960)
That Touch of Mink (1962)
How to Steal a Million (1966)

More titles will be announced once the full festival schedule is made available.

In addition to the presentation, the Hollywood Heritage Museum will be exhibiting some of Mark Bridges' costume design from Phantom Thread (2017, Oscar®) and News of the World (2020). And I'll be signing copies of my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s.

I couldn't be more excited about this year's event venue. Few places have more film history than the Hollywood Heritage Museum, which is housed in the restored Lasky-DeMille Barn. 

In 1913, Cecil B. DeMille, Jesse Lasky, and Samuel Goldwyn leased the barn and began production on The Straw Man (1914). It would be the first feature film to be produced in Hollywood. The Lasky Company then merged with Adolph Zukor's Famous Players to become The Famous Players-Lasky Corporation in 1916, and then merged again with the Paramount Distributing Company in 1917. Soon they would become simply known as Paramount. 

The Hollywood Heritage Museum has been a California State Historical Landmark since 1956 and its plaque reads:

NO. 554 CECIL B. DeMILLE STUDIO BARN - Cecil B. DeMille rented half of this structure, then used as a barn, as the studio in which was made the first feature-length motion picture in Hollywood - The Squaw Man - in 1913. Associated with Mr. DeMille in making The Squaw Man were Samuel Goldwyn and Jesse Lasky, Sr. Originally located at the corner of Selma and Vine Streets, in 1927 the barn was transferred to Paramount Studios.

All ticket and book sales at the Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2023 event will go to support the Hollywood Heritage Museum.

This event is not officially affiliated with the TCM Classic Film Festival. 
If you wish to purchase tickets or have any questions about the event, please contact the Hollywood Heritage Museum.

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