HAIL CLEOPATRA! QUEEN OF THE NILE & QUEEN OF ’60S STYLE

This week the 50th Anniversary of CLEOPATRA (1963) is being celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival where a digitally restored print of the film is making its debut. This will be followed by a limited theatrical release and a new lavish double-disc Blu-ray set that’s arriving in stores on May 28th. The film has been marred in … Continue reading HAIL CLEOPATRA! QUEEN OF THE NILE & QUEEN OF ’60S STYLE

Vidal Sassoon 1928-2012

The British hairdresser who helped define the look of the swinging sixties has died. He's probably best remembered for giving Mia Farrow her pixie cut during the making of ROSEMARY'S BABY, which she wore for years but the stylist also created signature looks for '60s super model Peggy Moffitt, designer Mary Quant and actresses like … Continue reading Vidal Sassoon 1928-2012

The 2012 San Francisco Fashion Film Festival

The inaugural San Francisco Fashion Film Festival takes place in April and they're screening one of my favorite fantasy/sci-fi films, Roger Vadim's BARBARELLA (1968) along with classics like ZIEGFELD GIRL (1941) and modern movies such as MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) and THE MATRIX (1999). The originators kindly took the time to answer some of my questions … Continue reading The 2012 San Francisco Fashion Film Festival

Pierre Cardin: A Career in Movies

Today Pierre Cardin is celebrating his 89th birthday. The French designer has had a surprisingly rich and varied career that's included creating costumes for many films and television programs such as Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast (1946), Anthony Asquith‘s The V.I.P.s (1963) and The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), Louis Malle’s Viva Maria! (1965), Roger Vadim‘s … Continue reading Pierre Cardin: A Career in Movies

Vincente Minnelli’s Metaphysical Musical

Barbra Streisand in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) Last week I had planned on writing about some romantic films in honor of Valentine's Day but I never got around to it. I'm still fighting off that cold bug but this week I decided to share some thoughts about one of my … Continue reading Vincente Minnelli’s Metaphysical Musical

Fashion & Passion in The Thomas Crown Affair

Fay Dunaway & Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) A lot has been written about Norman Jewison's 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair. If the reviews available at IMDb.com are any indication critics and audiences are split over it. I love this stylish '60s crime film. It's one of my favorite movies from … Continue reading Fashion & Passion in The Thomas Crown Affair