On the Big Screen This Month:
Oct. 31: Rear Window, The Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC
Nov. 3: Dial M for Murder, The Metrograph, New York, NY
Nov. 20: The Big Sleep, New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA
Peter Fonda’s Easy Rider Sunglasses
Originally debuting on May 12, 1969, during the Cannes Film Festival, Easy Rider celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Combined with Fonda’s passing on Aug. 16th, it’s little wonder that attention is once again focused on the Dennis Hopper-directed film. Fonda’s Ray-Ban
Olympians, which debuted in 1965, are still sold today and likewise garnering attention; seen here, the style closest to those Fonda wore in the film, available on the brand’s website and priced at $168. Click here to buy.
“Paris, Capital of Fashion,” the latest exhibit at The Museum at FIT in New York, is showing until Jan. 4th, 2020 — amid the centuries of Parisian couture you also can discover a thrilling moment of costume design: This gown by Adrian, worn by Gladys George as Madame Du Barry in 1938’s Marie Antoinette, directed by W.S. Van Dyke and starring Norma Shearer.
Screen Chic Film of the Month
His Girl Friday, 1940
An iconic example of screwball comedy, this Howard Hawks-directed film stars Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant in an update of The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, which premiered on Broadway in 1928. Russell’s gender-flipped character of Hildy Johnson allowed for great chemistry with Grant, as well as some terrific looks by costume designer Robert Kalloch.