June 8, 2001 |
After almost two months at the negotiating table, workers who play characters such as Mickey Mouse and Cinderella at Walt Disney World have won an important concession: clean undergarments. Disney and the Teamsters union have a tentative agreement to assign workers individual undergarments, which they can take home each night to clean themselves instead of relying on Disney laundry. The agreement follows worker complaints about contracting pubic lice and scabies from Disney-laundered underwear.
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October 11, 2009 |
It's hard to miss a man with a wooden bucket hat on his head, especially if it's adorned with painted leeks. "There are very few fashion statements that haven't been made," said Guy Klender, 37, an actor, "and this is one of them." The handle of the bucket dangled under his chin. The haberdashery (from "Falstaff") wasn't the strangest item for sale at the Los Angeles Opera's first-ever costume sale held Saturday. That distinction would go to the grotesque rubbery costume worn by bass baritone Daniel Okulitch as the title character in "The Fly," the 2008 opera directed by David Cronenberg.
October 25, 2012 |
More than half of American workers will participate in Halloween festivities at work this year, but employees planning skimpy costumes for the cubicle might want to reconsider. Only about 1 in 10 workers will dress up for the holiday, according to a survey by career website Glassdoor, though nearly 30% said they hope their boss will show up decked out. Managers should ask inappropriately dressed colleague to change, according to half of respondents. But 14% think the offenders should be sent home.
April 24, 2013 |
Madonna's “Like a Virgin” wedding dress and Jean Paul Gaultier cone-bra corset are two of the iconic costumes in rock 'n' roll history. And they will be on display to the public in L.A. on Thursday during a one-night-only pop-up fashion exhibit at Macy's in Century City. The event, titled “Madonna's Fashion Evolution,” marks the first time many of the star's costumes have been displayed together. Items have been brought in from all over the world. The pink satin cone-bra corset (worn during the "Blonde Ambition" tour)
July 31, 2013 |
A cane from Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" sold for $420,000 and a collection of costumes from "The Sound Music" -- including the Von Trapp children's drapery outfits and the brown dress Julie Andrews wore while singing "Do-Re-Mi" -- fetched an eye-popping $1.56 million at a July 28 and 29 Hollywood memorabilia auction, according to Calabasas-based Profiles in History auction house. Both of those bids (like the other figures here, the amount given is the final "hammer price," which includes fees paid to the auction house)
March 27, 2011 |
As Mildred Pierce, the proud single mother in Depression-era Southern California in the new HBO miniseries of the same name, Kate Winslet scrambles around town trying to find a job — after kicking her cheating husband out — in a mud-brown floral-print dress. Long-sleeved and body-skimming, it's "the kind of 'good' dress women had a few of in their closet in those days," said legendary costume designer Ann Roth, who designed hundreds of outfits for the epic HBO drama, an adaption of the 1941 novel by James M. Cain that premieres Sunday.
March 14, 1989 |
When America declared war after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, the California National Guard was mobilized and called to arms. There was one problem, however: caught without warning, the servicemen had nothing to wear. No cause for alarm. The Western Costume Co. of Hollywood, the vanguard of authentic movie costumes, outfitted the soldiers with uniforms before they set off to guard the state's bridges and other vital installations.
March 26, 1998 |
Barney's creators are hoping to make unlicensed costumes styled after the children's figure extinct. Lyons Partnership, the Texas company that licenses an estimated $500 million in trademark Barney gear, has filed federal lawsuits against a handful of costume stores and children's entertainers who are making money from unlicensed costumes. Lyons, like the Walt Disney Co., doesn't license adult costumes.
July 25, 1985
An $800,000 grant from the Doris Stein Foundation will be used to establish a major costume and textile center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The center will feature a specially designed storage area for 35,000 items and a library with 4,000 volumes covering the history and technology of costumes and textiles. The museum has a collection of costumes and textiles spanning 240 cultures and time periods. Completion of the center is expected late this year.
October 28, 2002 |
Forget the ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. This Halloween, after more than a year of Al Qaeda attacks, talk of war with Iraq and, most recently, the Washington-area sniper, scary and violent are out. Whimsy and fantasy are in for American trick-or-treaters. Even last year's popular police and firefighter costumes are likely to be more scarce Thursday as cartoon and fantasy characters, musketeers and fairies seek candy on the front stoops of the nation.