Events & Appearances


As an educator and historian, I am often invited to participate in events and speaking engagements, especially to give presentations on the 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.  

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


Tuesday, November 8th
THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1950s

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker
Annenberg Beach House 
Santa Monica, CA

If you love style in the movies, you are invited to learn all about THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM in an extensive 6-part series. THE STYLE ESSENTIALS represent iconic costume design from the 1920s to the 1980s that immediately impacted fashion at the time the films premiered and continues to influence design today. There will be one presentation per decade from the 1920s to the 1970s and 1980s. 

Our fourth talk focuses on the style icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood during the 1950s--including Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe.  Each presentation will include stills from the movies along with images from today's fashion accompanied by a conversation about film history, costumes, costume and fashion designers, and fascinating backstories of the stars.  

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


Tuesday, February 7, 2017
THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1960s

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker
Annenberg Beach House 
Santa Monica, CA

If you love style in the movies, you are invited to learn all about THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM in an extensive 6-part series. THE STYLE ESSENTIALS represent iconic costume design from the 1920s to the 1980s that immediately impacted fashion at the time the films premiered and continues to influence design today. There will be one presentation per decade from the 1920s to the 1970s and 1980s. 

Our fifth talk focuses on the style icons from the 1960s--including Jean Seberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Faye Dunaway. Each presentation will include stills from the movies along with images from today's fashion accompanied by a conversation about film history, costumes, costume and fashion designers, and fascinating backstories of the stars.  

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


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2017: SOPHISTICATED COMEDIES 1930s-1950s

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker
Annenberg Beach House 
Santa Monica, CA

The theme of the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival is Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedy in the Movies and the programming promises to include everything from the low brow to the high. This presentation will delve into stories behind the style of sophisticated comedies shown at this year’s festival (as well as a few others from years past and of my own choosing).

Costume design contributes to the ongoing legacy of these comedies and it’s often the style of these films that inspires us to revisit them again and again. My presentation will show how integral costume design is to their plot lines and establishing character. In addition, you’ll learn about some of the most important costume designer-star partnerships of all time, such as Jean Harlow and Adrian, Carole Lombard and Travis Banton, and Barbara Stanwyck and Edith Head. And, as a bonus, you’ll see how some of these costumes continue to influence fashion today.

Movies covered in talk include:

Red-Headed Woman (1932)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
20th Century (1934)
It Happened One Night (1934)
The Awful Truth (1937)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Born Yesterday (1950)
Some Like It Hot (1959)

The presentation will include stills from the movies accompanied by a conversation about film history, costume and fashion designers, and fascinating backstories of the stars.

The Annenberg Beach House is the former beachfront estate of Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst where many of these stars once stayed and played. The original Guest House will be open for tours starting at 5 pm and open leading up to the 6:30 pm start time of the talk.


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


Tuesday, May 9, 2017
THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1970s - 1980s

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker
Annenberg Beach House 
Santa Monica, CA

If you love style in the movies, you are invited to learn all about THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM in an extensive 6-part series. THE STYLE ESSENTIALS represent iconic costume design from the 1920s to the 1980s that immediately impacted fashion at the time the films premiered and continues to influence design today. There will be one presentation per decade from the 1920s to the 1970s and 1980s. 

The last talk in the series focuses on the style icons from the 1970s--including Ali MacGraw, Mia Farrow, Julie Christie, and Diane Keaton. We will also look into the 1980s with films showing connections to an earlier age of Hollywood starring actresses like Kathleen Turner, Sean Young, and Michelle PfeifferEach presentation will include stills from the movies along with images from today's fashion accompanied by a conversation about film history, costumes, costume and fashion designers, and fascinating backstories of the stars.  

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



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