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1 McCONATHY, Dale VREELAND, Diana. Hollywood Costume - Glamour! Glitter! Romance!
Harry N. Abrams / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York , 1976, 
McCONATHY, Dale, with Diana VREELAND. Hollywood Costume Glamour! Glitter!Romance! New York : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, with the cooperatio n of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (1976). First Edition. Pp [1]-317,(1). Illustrated. Index. 4to, floral patterned textile covers, white lettering to spine, in printed acetate dustjacket. Contents : Make it big! (by Diana Vreeland). The ruby slippers, the trenchcoat, and the lion's suit. 1910s The Vamp and The Broken Blossom. 1920s The Flapper and The Waif. 1930s The Fatal Woman and The Hoofer. 1940s The Pinup and The Girl Next Door.1950s The Sex Goddess. 1960s The Twilight of the Goddesses. 1970s Instant Replay. "Dazzling, extravagant costumes and the stars who wore them highlight this first major book on Hollywood costume. 127 extraordinary photographs of actual costumes, 79 in full color, were made especially for this book by fashion photographer Keith Trumbo. Most of these pictures are of costumes assembled for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's record breaking show, "Romantic and Glamorous Hollyood Design", while some were added from other collections. The photographs capture not only the exquisite materials and craftsmanship of the clothes but their aura of glamour and romance. And, in some200 photographs from the great Hollywood movies and TV shows, the stars ar e seen wearing these costumes in well-remembered dramatic scenes. Here, too, in pictures and intimate biographies--many based on personal interviews--are the stars themselves from Pickford, Crawford, Garbo, and Hepburn to Garland, Streisand, and Cher, as well as the designers, dressmakers, hairdressers, technicians, and directors who made and selected these stunning clothes--Adrian, Erte, von Stroheim, Minelli, Mackie, Plunkett, and many more. The lively and informative text discloses details of costume production and its fabulous costs (one dress alone cost over 30,000) while guiding the reader through six turbulent decades of movie production from the 1910's to thepresent. It illuminates the tempermental clashes between stars, directors, and designers and the whole fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the mag nificent costumes that adorned Hollywood's most exciting stars. There is anextensive bibliography, descriptions of the costumes, biographies of desig ners, and an index." - from the dj. Spine sunned, lacking front free endpaper, else very good in acetate dustjacket. 90.00

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