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The "Film Noir" costume style book

Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s.

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Film Noir Style takes a deep dive into the costumes of 20 films, offering details on everything from director Michael Curtiz’s determination to “deglamorize” Joan Crawford on the set of 1945’s Mildred Pierce — costume designer Milo Anderson said that the star “hated the housedresses and waitress uniforms at the beginning of the picture” — while a look at 1944’s Double Indemnity features Edith Head’s ingenuity in solving what was determined to be Barbara Stanwyck’s “figure problems,” notably her long waist. “Head explained that she gave the appearance of lifting Stanwyck’s waistline ‘by widening the waistbands on the front of her gowns and narrowing them slightly in back,'” writes

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Tanya Roberts

Tanya Roberts - 1949-2021

Flash Vs. Luke

Luke and Flash Gordon

I like Flash Gordon 1936 more than Star Wars 1977

Comparing the original sci-fi movie serial with George Lucas's famous tri-trilogy of 1977 - more Flash vs. Luke

The African Queen - 1952

African Queen

The African Queen - Released March 21, 1952

Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in an unusual adventure (and romance) tale shot in Africa by director John Huston. More on the African Queen

Terror is a Man

Terror is a Man - 1959 - Directed by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero

A quirky remake of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells though its altered enough to not be a true adaptation of the famous story of a doctor tryign to "evolve" animals into humans on an isolated island.

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Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong art in progress by Erik Weems

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Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era (Screen Classics)

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Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit & Glamour of an Icon Hardcover

Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit & Glamour of an Icon - 512 Pages

"A dazzling portrait of an incredible woman. Elizabeth's life was more captivating than any film could ever be."— Demi Moore

"Brower’s book takes the reader into the private world of the most famous celebrity of the 20th century. Elizabeth’s heart, mind, and passion come vividly alive on each page. We see her as a woman who struggled and ultimately survived to rewrite the playbook on celebrity and power. I never wanted it to end!" — Brooke Shields

"Brower is quickly becoming a brand-name Washington writer because of her ability to deliver juicy tidbits and insider information while steering her books toward a mainstream audience without sacrificing historical credibility." — Christian Science Monitor on TEAM OF FIVE

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