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Hollywood before glamour : fashion in American silent film

Author: Michelle Tolini Finamore
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Tolini Finamore
ISBN: 9780230389489 0230389481
OCLC Number: 819519350
Notes: Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture, 2010.
Description: xiii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The working girl and the fashionable libertine: fashion and film in the Progressive Era, 1900-1915 --
World War I and "American" design in fashion and film --
"Goddesses in the machine": the fashion show on film --
"Costumes" and gowns: the rise of the specialist costume designer --
Peggy Hamilton: queen of filmland fashion --
Conclusion: the birth of Hollywood glamour.
Responsibility: Michelle Tolini Finamore.

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