Hollywood Before Glamour: Fashion in American Silent Film

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Springer, Jan 28, 2013 - Performing Arts - 246 pages
This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.


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Fashion and Film in
World War I and American Design in Fashion and Film
The Fashion Show on Film
The Rise of the Specialist Film Costume Designer
The Birth ofHollywood Glamour

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Michelle Tolini Finamore has a PhD from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, USA, and is Curator of Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. She has held posts at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sotheby's, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She most recently co-authored Jewelry by Artists: In the Studio, 1940–2000. She has lectured widely and written numerous articles for both the scholarly and popular press.

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