May 13, 2012 |
"Dark Shadows,"which hit theaters on Friday, not only revives long-dormant vampire Barnabas Collins, it also brings back some giggle- and cringe-inducing fashions of the early 1970s. Leisure suits. Mirrored aviator sunglasses. Bell-bottoms, chunky sweaters, macramé jewelry. These all contrast with the stand-up collars, cravats and capes worn by Johnny Depp as Collins. Costume designer Colleen Atwood was more than up to the challenge after numerous previous collaborations with director Tim Burton (her efforts for the director's"Alice in Wonderland" earned her a 2010 Academy Award)
November 14, 2010 |
The gig: Michael Wright went from struggling actor to hotshot TV executive. As executive vice president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, Wright oversees some of the most popular shows on cable, including "The Closer," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Men of a Certain Age," along with Conan O'Brien's comeback show "Conan" on TBS, which made its debut last week. Prodigy on a playground: When Wright was 7, he was clowning around on a playground in Sacramento and caught the eye of a woman looking to cast the part of the title character for a local production of the hit musical "Oliver.
March 8, 2013 |
For sale: one used lion costume. But we're not talking just any lion costume. Archivist James Comisar owns one of the largest archives of television artifacts, with about 10,000 individual objects. Now he's looking for a new home for the iconic Cowardly Lion costume designed by Gilbert Adrian and worn by Bert Lahr during all the "mane" sequences in the beloved 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz. " This may be the perfect time to pique collectors' interest in the costume because of the opening Friday of Sam Raimi's big-budget "Oz the Great and Powerful," which tells the story of how the wizard came to take up residence in the Emerald City.
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July 15, 2012 |
Kit Quinn wipes away the sweat below her faux-ruby-encrusted tiara as she makes her way by foot to Anime Expo, an annual mecca of sorts for anime and manga lovers. It's been two years since she's been there, and she's surprised by the hordes of people at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Her raven black hair and fair skin, coupled with a red and white schoolgirl uniform, elbow-length gloves and red pumps, make her a near-perfect doppelganger of the wildly popular anime character Sailor Mars.
February 22, 1987 |
Even before it gets to New York, "Les Miserables" is the blockbuster theater event of the winter. They lined up for it at the Kennedy Center, where it ended its sold-out break-in engagement last week. They are lining up for it on Broadway, where it opens March 12 (previews begin Saturday). They will line up for it at the L.A. Shubert in a year or so. And they won't be disappointed. "Les Miserables" doesn't set the musical theater forward by one inch.
February 20, 2011
Designing costumes for a film is never easy, but this year's five Academy Award nominees faced some very daunting tasks ? starting with characters that might shrink or grow, Shakespearean gender switches, animal hides and royal regalia. We asked the five women to tell us about the biggest challenge of their movie. FOR THE RECORD: Costume design nominees: The credits for two illustrations that accompany a Calendar section article elsewhere in this edition about Oscar-nominated costume designers misspell the last name of "The King's Speech" designer Jenny Beavan as Beaven.