Book Giveaway: Hollywood Costume!

Every Friday night this month, Turner Classic Movies’ Friday Night Spotlight will focus on costume design. Hosted by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, film and theater costume designer and author of several books. Every Friday, Nadoolman Landis will introduce four films of her choice and discuss the costume design for the films.

HC book cover

In honour of the event, Worn Through is giving away a copy of the Abrams publication, Hollywood Costume, edited by Deborah Nadoolman Landis. The Victoria & Albert exhibition that accompanies the book is currently still on display through February at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Heather Vaughan reviewed the costumes for one of Deborah’s first choices, Cleopatra, starring Claudette Colbert, here on Worn Through in 2010. Heather has also reviewed Hollywood Costume on her own blog, Fashion Historia, just this week.

HC 6 Image from page 137. Copyright: Victoria and Albert Museum. Via Abrams Publishing.

To win the book, be the first person to email me the answers to the following three questions about the first films and designers Deborah Nadoolman Landis has chosen for this Friday (December 6):

1) For which film was the above costume designed, and by whom?

2) In what year and for which film did Orry-Kelly win the Academy Award for costume design?

3) Which actor starred in 1932’s Blonde Venus, costumed by Travis Banton, and then went on to star in 1944’s Arsenic and Old Lace, costumed by Orry-Kelly?

I will email the winner immediately, and share my impressions of the Friday Night Spotlight on Turner Classic Movies in my next post on December 18.

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