Now Showing - December 2019

Our monthly listing of classic films in theaters, Costume-Design Exhibitions and more;

click on the venue for tickets or information. 

Films on the Big Screen

Costume Exhibitions

Signings & Events

  • Thru Dec. 22 - Allentown, PA

    “Designing Hollywood: Golden Age Costumes from the Gene London Cinema Collection"

    Costumes worn by Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor and other stars of Hollywoods golden era are seen in this exhibit of roughly 60 pieces from the private collection of Gene London. 

    showing at Allentown Art Museum 

  • Until Jan. 2020 - London, UK

    “Always Audrey: Six Iconic Photographers. One Legendary Star"

    An exhibition of images taken throughout Audrey Hepburns life and career by photographers that include Milton H. Greene, Douglas Kirkland and Terry ONeill. In conjunction with the just-released book of the same name. 

    showing at The Iconic Images Gallery 

  • Thru 1/4/20 - New York NY

    “Paris, Capital of Fashion” 

    This exploration of the craft of Parisian couture features roughly 100 items dating back to the 18th century, and also includes this Adrian costume worn by Gladys George in 1938s Marie Antoinette.  

    showing at The Museum at FIT

  • Thru 1/12/20 - Pittsburgh, PA

    “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage & Screen” 

    Costumes spanning five decades of Hepburns career in theater and on film, including pieces by Walter Plunkett (below), Edith Head and Irene Lentz, as well as memorabilia, photographs and pieces from her personal wardrobe. Through Jan. 12, 2020.

    showing at The Frick Pittsburgh 

  • Thru 3/8/20 - Avalon, CA

    “Esther Williams: The Swimming Queen of the Silver Screen” 

    Movie memorabilia, costumes, photographs and never-before-seen home movies showcasing the life and career of Esther Williams. 

    showing at Catalina Island Museum 

  • Thru 4/7/20 - New York NY

    “Hello Gorgeous” 

    This tribute to Barbra Streisand ranges from her class-of-1959 yearbook from Brooklyns Erasmus Hall to costumes from Funny Girl, including the Irene Sharaff gown seen here, Yentl, and her 1965 TV special, My Name is Barbra, as well as vintage album covers, photographs and other memorabilia. 

    showing at the Bernard Museum of Judaica

  • Thru 5/17/20 - New York NY

    “In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection” 

    Legendary costume designer Gilbert Adrian (a gown from his Fall 1945 collection is seen here) is featured alongside designs by Cristobal Balenciaga, Gabrielle Chanel, Christian Dior and others in this showcase of one of Americas most influential collectors of fashion. On exhibit through May 17, 2020.

    At The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

  • Dec. 1 - Cambridge, MA

    Humphrey Bogart Double Feature

    The Maltese Falcon (1941) 

    Starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor

    Directed by John Huston 

    Costumes by Orry-Kelly

    and Casablanca (1942) 

    Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

    Directed by Michael Curtiz

    Costumes by Orry-Kelly

    showing at The Brattle

  • Dec. 1, 7 & 8 - Chicago, IL

    The Sound of Music (1965)

    Starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer 

    Directed by Robert Wise  

    Costumes by Dorothy Jeakins 

    showing at Music Box Theatre (Sing-Along)

  • Dec. 2 - New York, NY

    Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

    Starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds 

    Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 

    Costumes by Walter Plunkett  

    showing at Village East Cinema 

  • Dec. 2 - Waynesboro, VA

    The Sting (1973)

    Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford 

    Directed by George Roy Hill   

    Costumes by Edith Head  

    showing at the Wayne Theatre

  • Dec. 2-4 - New York, NY

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

    Starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo

    Directed by Jacques Demy 

    Costumes by Jacqueline Moreau 

    showing at The Metrograph 

  • Dec. 2-6 - Beverly Hills, CA

    “Property from the Lifestyle of Elizabeth Taylor” 

    A public preview in advance of the three-day auction, set for Dec. 6-8, featuring more than 1,000 lots from the estate of Elizabeth Taylor. Clothing, costume jewelry, accessories and home-decor items are featured. Two boxed-set auction catalogs are also offered for sale, with proceeds from a limited-edition version benefiting the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. 

    showing at Juliens Auctions 

  • Dec. 3 - Dallas, TX

    The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) 

    Starring Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter and Tim Holt 

    Directed by Orson Welles 

    Costumes by Edward Stevenson 

    showing at The Landmark Magnolia

  • Dec. 3 - Normal, IL

    Bell Book and Candle (1958) 

    Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak 

    Directed by Richard Quine 

    Costumes by Jean Louis 

    showing at Normal Theater

  • Dec. 3 - Phoenix, AZ

    The Wizard of Oz (1939) 

    Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger

    Directed by Victor Fleming 

    Costumes by Adrian  

    showing at Arizona Mills 25

  • Dec. 4 - Freeport, IL

    Citizen Kane (1941) 

    Starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten 

    Directed by Orson Welles 

    Costumes by Edward Stevenson   

    showing at Lindo Theatre

  • Dec. 4 & 15 - Richardson, TX

    The Thin Man (1934)

    Starring William Powell and Myrna Loy

    Directed by W.S. Van Dyke  

    Costumes by Dolly Tree 

    showing at Alamo Drafthouse

  • Dec. 5 - Spencer, IN

    Holiday Affair (1949)

    Starring Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum 

    Directed by Don Hartman 

    Janet Leighs costumes by Howard Greer 

    showing at Tivoli Theatre

  • Dec. 5-10 - Los Angeles, CA 

    “TCM Presents … 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year” 

    A public preview in advance of the Dec. 10th auction that features more than 370 lots, with many items from 1939 classics Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. Joseff of Hollywood jewelry worn by Vivien Leigh, a Walter Plunkett costume sketch (seen here), and a test wand for Glinda the Good Witch are included. 

    showing at Bonhams Auctions 

  • Dec. 6-10 - Cincinnati, OH

    Remember the Night (1940)

    Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray 

    Directed by Mitchell Leisen  

    Costumes by Edith Head 

    showing at Esquire Theatre 

  • Dec. 6 - Silver Spring, MD

    Holiday Affair (1949)

    Starring Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum 

    Directed by Don Hartman 

    Janet Leighs costumes by Howard Greer 

    showing at AFI Silver

  • Dec. 7 - El Paso, TX

    My Man Godfrey (1936)

    Starring Carole Lombard and William Powell 

    Directed by Gregory La Cava 

    Carole Lombards gowns by Travis Banton 

    showing at Alamo Drafthouse

  • Dec. 7 & 8 - New York, NY

    The King and I (1956)

    Starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr 

    Directed by Walter Lang 

    Costumes by Irene Sharaff 

    showing at Film Forum (Film Forum Jr.)

  • Dec. 7 & 8 - Portland, OR

    The Apartment (1960)

    Starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine 

    Directed by Billy Wilder

    Womens wardrobe by Irene Caine  

    showing at Hollywood Theatre 

  • Dec. 8 - Austin, TX

    The Wild Party (1929)

    Starring Clara Bow and Frederic March

    Directed by Dorothy Arzner

    Costumes by Travis Banton

    showing at Alamo Drafthouse 

  • Dec. 8 - Charlottesville, VA

    Dark Victory (1939)

    Starring Bette Davis and George Brent

    Directed by Edmund Goulding

    Costumes by Orry-Kelly

    showing at Alamo Drafthouse

  • Dec. 8-10 - Minneapolis, MN

    Ninotchka (1939)

    Starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas 

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch 

    Costumes by Adrian    

    showing at Trylon Cinema

  • Dec. 8 & 11 - Multiple Cities

    Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

    75th Anniversary 

    Starring Judy Garland and Margaret OBrien 

    Directed by Vincente Minnelli 

    Costumes by Irene Sharaff 

    presented by Fathom Events and TCM

  • Dec. 11 - Los Angeles, CA

    The Thin Man (1934)

    Starring William Powell and Myrna Loy

    Directed by W.S. Van Dyke  

    Costumes by Dolly Tree 

    showing at The New Beverly Cinema

  • Dec. 11 - Philadelphia, PA

    The Red Shoes (1946)

    Starring Moira Shearer and Anton Walbrook 

    Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Costumes by Hein Heckroth 

    showing at Philadelphia Film Society

  • Dec. 11 - Traverse City, MI

    The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

    Starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart 

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch 

    showing at State Theatre

  • Dec. 11 - Washington, DC

    Doctor Zhivago (1965)

    Starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie 

    Directed by David Lean 

    Costumes by Phyllis Dalton  

    showing at Landmark West End Cinema

  • Dec. 11 - Yonkers, NY 

    Marnie (1964)

    Starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery 

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock 

    Costumes by Edith Head

    showing at Alamo Drafthouse

  • Dec. 12 - Hollywood, CA

    Auntie Mame (1958)

    Starring Rosalind Russell and Forrest Tucker 

    Directed by Morton DaCosta  

    Costumes by Orry-Kelly   

    showing at the Egyptian Theatre 

  • Dec. 13 & 17 - Denver, CO 

    The Apartment (1960)

    Starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine 

    Directed by Billy Wilder

    Womens wardrobe by Irene Caine  

    showing at Alamo Drafthouse 

  • Dec. 13 & 18 - London, UK

    The Apartment (1960)

    Starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine 

    Directed by Billy Wilder

    Womens wardrobe by Irene Caine  

    showing at The Prince Charles Cinema 

  • Dec. 14 - Cleveland, OH

    Little Women (1933)

    Starring Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett 

    Directed by George Cukor  

    Costumes by Walter Plunkett   

    showing at Cleveland Institute of Art

  • Dec. 14 & 15  - Palo Alto, CA

    “Films of 1939” Double Feature:

    The Women (1939)

    Starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell 

    Directed by George Cukor 

    Costumes by Adrian 

    and The Old Maid (1939)

    Starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins 

    Directed by Edmund Goulding 

    Costumes by Orry-Kelly   

    showing at The Stanford Theatre 

  • Dec. 15  - Phoenixville, PA

    Pal Joey (1957)

    Starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak 

    Directed by George Sidney  

    Costumes by Jean Louis   

    showing at The Colonial Theatre 

  • Dec. 16 - Champaign, IL

    Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

    Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan 

    Directed by Peter Godfrey 

    Costumes by Milo Anderson    

    showing at The Virginia Theatre 

  • Dec. 16 & 22 - London, UK

    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger

    Directed by Victor Fleming

    Costumes by Adrian 

    showing at BFI Southbank 

  • Dec. 17 - Brooklyn, NY

    White Christmas (1954)

    Starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen 

    Directed by Michael Curtiz

    Costumes by Edith Head

    showing at Nitehawk Cinema

  • Dec. 17 - Orem, UT

    Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

    Starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen OHara, Natalie Wood and John Payne

    Directed by George Seaton

    Costumes by Kay Nelson

    showing at SCERA Center for the Arts

  • Dec. 18 - Denver, CO 

    Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

    Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan 

    Directed by Peter Godfrey 

    Costumes by Milo Anderson  

    showing at Alamo Drafthouse

  • Dec. 18 - Los Angeles, CA

    The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

    Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven

    Directed by Henry Koster 

    Costumes by Irene Sharaff and Adrian 

    showing at The New Beverly Cinema

  • Dec. 18 - Toronto, ON

    Bell Book and Candle (1958) 

    Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak 

    Directed by Richard Quine 

    Costumes by Jean Louis 

    showing at The Royal

  • Dec. 21 & 22 - Brooklyn, NY

    It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

    Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed 

    Directed by Frank Capra 

    Costumes by Edward Stevenson 

    showing at Nitehawk Cinema

  • Dec. 22 & 30 - London, UK 

    The Philadelphia Story (1940)

    Starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant 

    Directed by George Cukor 

    Costumes by Adrian 

    showing at BFI Southbank

  • Dec. 25 & 26 - Cambridge, MA

    Double Feature:

    The Red Shoes (1946)

    Starring Moira Shearer and Anton Walbrook 

    Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Costumes by Hein Heckroth 

    and The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger

    Directed by Victor Fleming 

    Costumes by Adrian 

    showing at The Brattle 

  • Dec. 26 - Jan. 2 - New York, NY

    Casablanca (1942)

    Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

    Directed by Michael Curtiz 

    Costumes by Orry-Kelly  

    showing at IFC Center  

  • Dec. 26 - Santa Monica, CA

    Jean Arthur Double Feature:

    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

    Starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur

    Directed by Frank Capra 

    Costumes by Samuel Lange  

    and Easy Living (1937)

    Starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold and Ray Milland 

    Directed by Mitchell Leisen  

    Costumes by Travis Banton  

    showing at the Aero Theatre 

  • Dec. 27 - Santa Monica, CA

    Irene Dunne Double Feature:

    The Awful Truth (1937)

    Starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant and Ralph Bellamy 

    Directed by Leo McCarey 

    Costumes by Robert Kalloch   

    and Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

    Starring Irene Dunne and Melvyn Douglas 

    Directed by Richard Boleslawski   

    Costumes by Bernard Newman   

    showing at the Aero Theatre 

  • Dec. 28 - Missoula, MT

    Doctor Zhivago (1965)

    Starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie 

    Directed by David Lean 

    Costumes by Phyllis Dalton  

    showing at The Roxy Theatre 

  • Dec. 28 - Santa Monica, CA

    Ernst Lubitsch Double Feature:

    Ninotchka (1939)

    Starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas 

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch 

    Costumes by Adrian    

    and Heaven Can Wait (1943)

    Starring Don Ameche and Gene Tierney 

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch 

    Costumes by René Hubert    

    showing at the Aero Theatre 

  • Dec. 31 - New York, NY

    Midnight (1939)

    Starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and John Barrymore

    Directed by Mitchell Leisen 

    Costumes by Irene Lentz 

    showing at Film Forum 

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