Sunday, September 12, 2010

Get me wardrobe!

Over the weekend, we very much enjoyed the film Hollywoodland (2006).

Even more than fabulous Adrien Brody, even more than the presence of legendary veteran character actress Lois Smith, and even more than the entertaining, LA-Confidentialish tale based on juicy Hollywood rumors surrounding the death of George Reeves...I loved the clothes!!!!

I kept getting distracted by the continuous Hit Parade of wonderful late-50s era dresses, blouses and accessories--even the men's shirts were terrific. And every outfit was utterly perfect for the character who wore it.

The costume designer for Hollywoodland was tremendously talented JULIE WEISS, who has designed clothes for a variety of films including American Beauty, Frida and A Simple Plan. (I also loved her flamboyant showgirl costumes and sky-diving Elvises in Honeymoon in Vegas!) She could easily go into business for herself... although if she did, I doubt regular folks could afford anything so wonderful.

Throughout the movie, I just kept thinking, WOW, I'd love to wear that!

Some of my favorites of Weiss' great outfits in Hollywoodland are below, worn by cast members Robin Tunney, Caroline Dhavernas, Diane Lane, Kathleen Robertson and Ben Affleck. (At least two other incredible dresses, could not locate the movie stills.)



Marion said...

I haven't seen this movie, although after reading your post I will keep an eye out for it.

Those dresses are awesome! I remember my mother and sisters wearing similar outfits many long years ago.

Kia said...

I really enjoyed this movie even though I'm not a big Affleck fan and the costumes have a lot to do with it!

JoJo said...

My mom and I were just having a conversation yesterday about how the very last thing I ever notice is what people are wearing, unless it's ugly or I like it. lol