On the Big Screen This Month:
Dec. 2-4: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Metrograph, New York, NY
Dec. 7-8: The Apartment, Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
Dec. 18: The Bishop’s Wife, New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA
Steve McQueen’s Le Mans Watch
Throughout 2019, the Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer has been highlighting the 50th anniversary of its iconic Monaco Calibre 11, releasing five commemorative editions to celebrate five decades. But fans of racing and classic films can still buy a version of the original, prominently seen on the wrist of Steve McQueen in 1971’s Le Mans. With its unique square case and left-hand crown, the automatic chronograph always get noticed. Click here for details.
“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
Nothing Sacred, 1937
This screwball comedy, written by Ben Hecht and directed by William Wellman, was Carole Lombard’s only Technicolor film — that’s also the reason her hair is more of a reddish-blonde in Nothing Sacred, vs. her typical platinum. As Hazel Flagg, the woman who gains fame due to a mysterious, incurable “illness,” Lombard is the epitome of 1930s style in costumes by Travis Banton.