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.  


 


Saturday, October 18th
HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1970s


10:30 am - 12:30 pm PT

Live webinar
Online

If you love style in the movies, join me for the next in my live 6-part webinar series to learn about THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM.  The Style Essentials are 50 films with iconic costume design from the 1920s to 1980s that immediately impacted fashion and continue to influence the way we dress today.  

Saturday's online seminar focuses on the style icons from Hollywood in the 1970s--ALI MACGRAW, MIA FARROW, JULIE CHRISTIE, FAYE DUNAWAY, and DIANE KEATON.

There will also be a preview of the films from the 1980s HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM as well.

If you miss any of the live webinars, fear not. You can always register to watch the video recordings whenever you'd like. Clink on the link for more info on the series and to register to attend.




Sunday, December 7th
THE HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker
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.


Click on the link for tickets, which include admission to tour exhibition as well.

My talk is part of the 
Light & Noir: Exiles and Emigres in Hollywood 1933-1950 exhibition that runs October 23, 2014 - March 1, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.





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. 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.




Tuesday, May 12th
STYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN

Joan Crawford 
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. 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.




Tuesday, July 21st
STYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN

Audrey Hepburn 
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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