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The "Film Noir" costume style book

Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s.

GoodKnight Books - The Noir Style - Amazon

Film Noir Style takes a deep dive into the costumes of 20 films, offering details on everything from director Michael Curtiz’s determination to “deglamorize” Joan Crawford on the set of 1945’s Mildred Pierce — costume designer Milo Anderson said that the star “hated the housedresses and waitress uniforms at the beginning of the picture” — while a look at 1944’s Double Indemnity features Edith Head’s ingenuity in solving what was determined to be Barbara Stanwyck’s “figure problems,” notably her long waist. “Head explained that she gave the appearance of lifting Stanwyck’s waistline ‘by widening the waistbands on the front of her gowns and narrowing them slightly in back,'” writes Truhler.cc

Review at MSN News



Tanya Roberts

Tanya Roberts - 1949-2021


Flash Vs. Luke

Luke and Flash Gordon

I like Flash Gordon 1936 more than Star Wars 1977

Comparing the original sci-fi movie serial with George Lucas's famous tri-trilogy of 1977 - more Flash vs. Luke


The African Queen - 1952

African Queen

The African Queen - Released March 21, 1952

Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in an unusual adventure (and romance) tale shot in Africa by director John Huston. More on the African Queen


Terror is a Man

Terror is a Man - 1959 - Directed by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero

A quirky remake of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells though its altered enough to not be a true adaptation of the famous story of a doctor tryign to "evolve" animals into humans on an isolated island.

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Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong art in progress by Erik Weems

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Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era (Screen Classics)


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This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars and Stories

From former screen legends who have faded into obscurity to new revelations about the biggest movie stars, Valderrama unearths the most fascinating little-known tales from the birth of Hollywood through its Golden Age.

This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars and Stories (Turner Classic Movies)


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Mankiewicz

Winner of the 2020 Peter C. Rollins Book Award

Longlisted for the 2020 Moving Image Book Award by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation

Named a 2019 Richard Wall Memorial Award Finalist by the Theatre Library Association

The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics (Hollywood Legends Series)


Original Page January 21, 2021