Events & Appearances


As an educator and historian, I am often invited to participate in events and speaking engagements, especially to give presentations on THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM from the 1920s to 1970s.  This is now also a 6-part webinar series with one online class per decade, which you can attend live or view the recordings later.  

I also often appear as an expert on panels with topics ranging from fashion, vintage clothing, and classic cinema to online marketing and social media.  All of these events will be listed here.

Of course all my events are always announced via GlamAmor's Facebook and Twitter pages along with many other events of interest around the country relating to the history of film, costume design, and fashion.  


Tuesday, December 9th

STYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN

Marlene Dietrich 
Shanghai Express (1932) + A Foreign Affair (1948)

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker
Annenberg Beach House 
Santa Monica, CA

Some from the Golden Age of Hollywood have transcended film and have become iconic because of their style.  This is the first in a series that compares two films from different times in the careers of four legendary actresses—Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, and Audrey Hepburn

Both films will feature a different costume designer working with the star.  Some will show a certain continuity of style between the two.  Some will show dramatic changes.  They all will offer insight into the lives of these women, their evolution as actresses, and ascent as style icons.  Learning the stories behind their screen style gives us even deeper insight into the history of film as well as their impact on the history of fashion.

An additional area of interest is that the Annenberg Beach House is the former estate of 1920s and 1930s screen star Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst, and three of the four stars in this series have a personal connection to where these presentations take place.

Event is FREE to the public, but you must RSVP to reserve your seat in order to attend.  



Tuesday, March 10th

STYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN

Gloria Swanson 
Why Change Your Wife? (1920) + Sunset Boulevard (1950)

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker
Annenberg Beach House 
Santa Monica, CA

Some from the Golden Age of Hollywood have transcended film and have become iconic because of their style.  This is the second in a series that compares two films from different times in the careers of four legendary actresses—Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, and Audrey Hepburn

Both films will feature a different costume designer working with the star.  Some will show a certain continuity of style between the two.  Some will show dramatic changes.  They all will offer insight into the lives of these women, their evolution as actresses, and ascent as style icons.  Learning the stories behind their screen style gives us even deeper insight into the history of film as well as their impact on the history of fashion.

An additional area of interest is that the Annenberg Beach House is the former estate of 1920s and 1930s screen star Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst, and three of the four stars in this series have a personal connection to where these presentations take place.

Event is FREE to the public, but you must RSVP to reserve your seat in order to attend. 



Saturday, April 25th

FEMMES FATALES, INNOCENTS, AND INTRIGANTES--
CAN COSTUME DESIGN OF FILM NOIR TELL US THE DIFFERENCE?

2:00 pm


Talk will be followed by a
3:15 pm screening of Gilda (1946)

Guest speaker
The Egyptian Theatre 
Hollywood, CA

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 us 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.




Tuesday, May 12th

STYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN

Joan Crawford 
Featuring The Women (1939) + Mildred Pierce (1945)

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker
Annenberg Beach House 
Santa Monica, CA

Some from the Golden Age of Hollywood have transcended film and have become iconic because of their style.  This is the third in a series that compares two films from different times in the careers of four legendary actresses—Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, and Audrey Hepburn

Both films will feature a different costume designer working with the star.  Some will show a certain continuity of style between the two.  Some will show dramatic changes.  They all will offer insight into the lives of these women, their evolution as actresses, and ascent as style icons.  Learning the stories behind their screen style gives us even deeper insight into the history of film as well as their impact on the history of fashion.

An additional area of interest is that the Annenberg Beach House is the former estate of 1920s and 1930s screen star Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst, and three of the four stars in this series have a personal connection to where these presentations take place.

Event is FREE to the public, but you must RSVP to reserve your seat in order to attend.  



Tuesday, July 21st

STYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN

Audrey Hepburn 
Featuring Sabrina (1954) + Two for the Road (1967)

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker
Annenberg Beach House 
Santa Monica, CA

Some from the Golden Age of Hollywood have transcended film and have become iconic because of their style.  This is the last in a series that compares two films from different times in the careers of four legendary actresses—Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, and Audrey Hepburn

Both films will feature a different costume designer working with the star.  Some will show a certain continuity of style between the two.  Some will show dramatic changes.  They all will offer insight into the lives of these women, their evolution as actresses, and ascent as style icons.  Learning the stories behind their screen style gives us even deeper insight into the history of film as well as their impact on the history of fashion.

An additional area of interest is that the Annenberg Beach House is the former estate of 1920s and 1930s screen star Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst, and three of the four stars in this series have a personal connection to where these presentations take place.

Event is FREE to the public, but you must RSVP to reserve your seat in order to attend. The Annenberg Beach House posts events on their website about a month before they happen, so check back and register once the event is live.



Photo credits: 
Cover image by Adam Rose
Closing image by Luann Withee

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