Hollywood and History: Costume Design in Film

Hollywood and History Costume Design in Film Since their earliest days the movies have been concerned with historical and Biblical subjects The first cinematic genius D W Griffith turned for his greatest themes to the Civil War the French Re

  • Title: Hollywood and History: Costume Design in Film
  • Author: Edward Maeder
  • ISBN: 9780500014226
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since their earliest days, the movies have been concerned with historical and Biblical subjects The first cinematic genius, D.W Griffith, turned for his greatest themes to the Civil War, the French Revolution and ancient Babylon Then came the era of Cecil B De Mille s extravaganzas, drawing on the Bible, the wickedness of ancient Rome, and early America The L.A CoSince their earliest days, the movies have been concerned with historical and Biblical subjects The first cinematic genius, D.W Griffith, turned for his greatest themes to the Civil War, the French Revolution and ancient Babylon Then came the era of Cecil B De Mille s extravaganzas, drawing on the Bible, the wickedness of ancient Rome, and early America The L.A County Museum of Art possesses by far the most important collection of costumes made for Hollywood films In addition, its archives hold an enormous assortment of designers costume sketches from all the movie studios, as well as a treasure house of stills In this absorbing volume, Edward Maeder, Curator of Costumes and Textiles at the Museum, examines the social and economic conditions reflected in the changing tastes of the cinema Alicia Annas contributes a section on make up and hairstyles and Satch LaValley writes about the historical film and retail fashion With an extensive filmography which describes the costumes in hundreds of period films, and with nearly 300 illustrations, this book offers an unparalleled record of this endlessly fascinating phenomenon It will prove invaluable not only to film buffs but also to costume designers, social historians and anyone interested in the history of film.

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    • This book is a great source of reference material and inspiration for any aspiring screen costume designer. I haven't read it thoroughly, but the photos (of costumes on actors and on mannequins-it is very useful to see what the garment looks like photographed simply and without any accessory and makeup styling), sketches and renderings alone make this a great resource. It includes tables of historical periods with corresponding Hollywood period films and notes on accuracy. One of the things I fi [...]


    • This book is, in part, an exhibition catalog for a show mounted at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Its format is a collection of essays about the movies the stills are from, and a lot of wonderful pictures. The main areas covered are makeup, period films, and science fiction films where the costume designers have envisioned future fashion. I really enjoyed the book; my favorite section, of course, being the one historical films. I knew there were lots of costume errors in film but I’d ne [...]


    • Cool look at how well various period films of the 1920s thru 80s depicted actual period fashions. Short answer - not very well if you were looking for authenticity. Made me notice things that I had overlooked such as the way hair and makeup on women usually owes more to contemporary styles than the period depicted. I know I am often ticked off at the way bustlines are rarely true to their period. Wonderful pictures of museum costumes, designer sketches and film stills. I especially liked the inf [...]


    • A beautiful book, full of gorgeous photographs of costumes in the golden age of Hollywood. Wonderful for anybody intrested in fashion, glamour, Hollywood, or who simply appreciated the art of costume. Simply lovely.


    • Great costumes, great analysis, entertaining to those who love both costumes and historical movies (both good and bad ones).



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