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.  


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.




Tuesday, March 22nd
THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s

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. 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 first talk on March 22 focuses on the style icons from the earliest days of Old Hollywood through the 1920s—including Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Louise Brooks.  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.  


Thursday, April 21st
THE HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM

Guest speaker
Beverly Hills Women's Club
Beverly Hills, CA

6:00 pm Champagne reception
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Presentation

If you love style in the movies, members are invited to a special presentation to learn all about the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM. Join us to celebrate the centennial of the Beverly Hills Women's Club by seeing some of the most iconic costume design from the first century of film - costumes that immediately impacted fashion at the time the films premiered and continue to influence design today. 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.  

This event is open to both members and non-members. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit the website of the Beverly Hills Women's Club.


Tuesday, May 24th
THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1930s

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 second talk focuses on the style icons from Old Hollywood during the 1930s--including Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers, and Joan Crawford.  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, August 2nd
THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1940s

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 third talk focuses on the style icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood during the 1940s--including Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Veronica Lake, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner.  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, 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.  The event is posted to Eventbrite about a month before, and I will post the link to RSVP as soon as it is made available. 


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.  The event is posted to Eventbrite about a month before, and I will post the link to RSVP as soon as it is made available. 


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.  The event is posted to Eventbrite about a month before, and I will post the link to RSVP as soon as it is made available. 



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