April 21, 2000 |
What's with the mysterious Tony Danza graffiti that's been popping up around town? The "Who's the Boss?" actor is the subject of tags on freeways and utility boxes that say: "No food. Tony Danza will pay. . . ." (My spies have spotted it on the westbound offramp of the Marina Freeway and on overpass pillars on the southbound San Diego Freeway north of LAX.) Does the poor guy have an enemy, a disgruntled former employee? Could his name have some underground meaning?
October 25, 2007 |
FACE it, the best time to brainstorm Halloween costume ideas is in the middle of July. Once the pumpkins start ripening, it's slim pickings in the originality department, and the danger of rocking a played-out ensemble is high. Of course, that doesn't stop Halloween party invitations from rolling in, so we asked Mary Rose, president of the Costume Designers Guild, for some last-minute advice. DON'T Just say no to the "pimp" and "ho."
February 9, 2001 |
Awards show season is heating up. Costume designers from nine films and eight television shows were nominated this week for the Costume Designers Guild awards. The winners will be honored at the third annual Costume Designers Guild awards show March 17 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The nominees for excellence in contemporary costume design in film are Joseph Aulisi ("Charlie's Angels"), Jeffrey Kurland ("Erin Brockovich"), Laura C.
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March 25, 1994 |
Color sketches of costumes worn in "Spartacus," "The Ten Commandments" and other films will be on display at the Newland House Museum until Sunday. The sketches were drawn by former Hollywood costume designers Julia Gamble and the late F. Arlington Valles. Gamble, who has lived in Huntington Beach for the last 23 years, began her career in 1935 when she designed costumes for the movie "The Good Earth." She worked for MGM Studios and designed costumes in foreign locations as well.
March 22, 2014 |
Dorothy's pinafore and ruby red slippers, Darth Vader's helmet and cape and Austin Powers' blue velvet suit are just a few of the treasures on display in "Hollywood Costume," the monumental exhibition celebrating 100 years of costume in the movies opening Wednesday at the Phoenix Art Museum, its only stop in the West. Originally organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, where it had a sold-out run in 2012-13, the exhibition is curated by Deborah Landis, the David C. Copley chair and the director of the David C. Copley Center of Costume Design at UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television.
December 16, 2012 |
Gorgeous, full-color illustrations of costumes from "My Fair Lady," "Cabaret," "Cleopatra," "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Vertigo" are just a few of the goodies in Deborah Nadoolman Landis' new book, "Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration" (Harper Design, $75), which shines a light on the under-appreciated field of costume illustration. "These are the products of talented individuals who are part of our business. It's truly the art of Hollywood," Landis says. The book features the work of 100 Hollywood artists, including costume designers who did their own sketches and illustrators who sketched for and collaborated with designers.
March 17, 2013 |
If Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" continues to be a tornado at the ticket counter (opening weekend saw $80.3 million in domestic ticket sales, making it the most successful 2013 release to date), the inhabitants of the Emerald City aren't the only ones who stand to see some serious green. Long before the movie touched down at the multiplex, Disney Consumer Products was in full flying monkey mode, making sure there were merchandising tie-ins that would appeal to every level of fan, from books and dolls for those with Munchkin-sized wallets to high-fashion runway gowns and designer handbags.
May 5, 1994 |
The Movie: "That's Entertainment! III." * The Setup: The stars of MGM musicals of the late '30s through the late '50s introduce footage and outtakes from the films (including "Till the Clouds Roll By," pictured above). * The Costume Designers: Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose and Irene. All except Plunkett were full-time studio employees. * The Look: Before there was black-spandex attitude, as seen on MTV, there was style.
September 2, 1990 |
COSTUME DESIGNERS are reputed shopaholics. In addition to shops reserved primarily for them, including Western Costume and Palace Costume, they have numerous favorite haunts for both inspiration and garments among local stores that feature vintage clothing and accessories. Repeat Performance (7264 Melrose Ave.
March 16, 2003 |
It was Ann Roth's idea to give Nicole Kidman the nose. The much-discussed prosthetic nose that helped Kidman change physically into Virginia Woolf for her Oscar-nominated role in "The Hours" came from Roth, a veteran costume designer whose suggestion, said the film's producer and director, allowed the actress to transform more fully into the famous English writer. The attention Kidman's fake nose has received disturbs Roth.