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, 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. 




Saturday, November 21st


2:00 pm


Talk will be followed by a
3:15 pm screening of Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Guest speaker
The Egyptian Theatre 
Hollywood, CA

Co-presented by the American Cinematheque and Art Deco Society

Art Deco made an impact in many ways all over the world - from architecture to interior design to fashion. Hollywood quickly took notice and began to bring their vision of Art Deco to the masses. Fashion designers were recruited to become costume designers, and many costume designers influenced the fashion design of the era.

In this illustrated presentation, you will see the evolution of Art Deco costume design - from its origins in 1925 to how it changed while moving toward the Streamline Moderne movement of the mid-1930s. You will also learn about the artists behind the design and some of the most influential fashion on film as seen on stars Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Louise Brooks, Marlene Dietrich, Kay Francis, and Ginger Rogers.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the
 American Cinematheque website.





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