Sunday, November 27, 2011

George Clooney's outfit from The Descendants on display...

Set on Hawaii, The Descendants finds George Clooney playing a father that must reconnect with his family after his wife is seriously injured in a boat accident.

Costume display for The Descendants at ArcLight Hollywood
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The Descendants costume display
This costume exhibit for the movie was photographed in the foyer of ArcLight Hollywood cinema on November 26, 2011.

The Descendants movie poster
The Descendants movie poster
Wendy Chuck is responsible for Costume Design on the movie and for transforming George Clooney into the rumpled lawyer 'Matt King'. You can also see her costumes in Twilight, and in Director Alexander Payne's other movies, Sideways, About Schmidt and Election.

Outfit worn by George Clooney as Matt King in The Descendants
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Let's face it George Clooney is so smooth and handsome, he has no trouble making a tropical shirt and geeky-dad braided belt look cool.

The Descendants movie poster
The Descendants poster
Buy the book by Kaui Hart Hemmings that the movie is based on: The Descendants: A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Period costumes on display at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas...

Here's a selection of eclectic costumes from different time periods, from the Roman Empire to Medieval Times and even 17th century France, all on display at the Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas on April 7, 2011.

Cardinal Richelieu costume worn by Charlton Heston
in The Three Musketeers
Three Musketeers Charlton Heston costume
Charlton Heston Three Musketeers costume
Charlton Heston Three Musketeers costume
First up is these red robes worn by Charlton Heston as 'Cardinal Richelieu' in the 1973 version of The Three Musketeers. This outfit was designed by Yvonne Blake, who also word on Superman and Superman II.

The Three Musketeers movie poster
The Three Musketeers 1973 movie poster
Keeping with the Charlton Heston theme and the next costume was worn in the 1959 epic, Ben-Hur.

Charioteer costume worn by Stephen Boyd in Ben-Hur
Stephen Boyd Ben-Hur Charioteer costume
Ben-Hur Charioteer movie costume
Stephen Boyd wore this Roman costume as 'Messala' and it was designed by Elizabeth Haffenden.
Ben-Hur movie poster
Ben-Hur movie poster
Here's another iconic piece of movie memorabilia from the Roman Empire classic, Spartacus, the loincloth worn by Kirk Douglas as the infamous slave in the 1960 epic.

Loincloth worn by Kirk Douglas in Spartacus
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Also on display from this same movie, was this outfit worn by Charles Laughton as 'Sempronius Gracchus'.

Costume worn by Charles Laughton in Spartacus
Charles Laughton Spartacus costume
Valles (born Fred Valles) was responsible for Costume Design on this epic film.
Spartacus movie poster
Spartacus movie poster
Next is the outfit worn by Victor Mature as 'Demetrius' in 1953's The Robe, set in the time of Jesus Christ.

Costume worn by Victor Mature in The Robe
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Emile Santiago was the Costume Designer on The Robe.

The Robe movie poster
The Robe movie poster
And finally for this installment of clothes featured on the big screen, it's the outfit worn by Katherine Hepburn as 'Eleanor of Aquitaine' alongside Anthony Hopkins and Peter O'Toole in the Medieval drama, The Lion of Winter.

Costume worn by Katherine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter
Katherine Hepburn Lion in Winter costume
This creation was designed by Margaret Furse whose work can also be seen in such classics as Oliver Twist and Scrooge.

The Lion in Winter movie poster
The Lion in Winter movie poster
If you like these, be sure to also check out these sci-fi and fantasy costumes on display and costumes from musical movies.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Costumes worn by Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn...

In My Week with Marilyn, Michelle Williams stars as the titular blonde bombshell during her time filming The Prince and the Showgirl with Sir Laurence Olivier (played by Sir Kenneth Branagh) in England in 1956.

Original costume display for My Week with Marilyn
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This exhibit of original costumes from the Marilyn Monroe movie was photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on November 13, 2011.

The movie is based on two books written by Colin Clark, who worked as an assistant on the British set of The Prince and the Showgirl and spent time with Marilyn Monroe when her newlywed husband and playwright, Arthur Miller, left the country.
My Week with Marilyn movie poster
My Week with Marilyn poster
Costume Design for the movie was by Jill Taylor, whose work can also be seen in Johnny English, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Match Point, Proof and more.
Outfit worn by Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
in My Week with Marilyn
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Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn costume
Michelle Williams wore this ensemble as the infamous screen starlet and I believe it's also the outfit featured on one of the promotional posters for the movie.
Costume worn by Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Oliver
in My Week with Marilyn
Kenneth Branagh My Week with Marilyn costume
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My Week with Marilyn film costume
My Week with Marilyn Laurence Olivier costume
Kenneth Branagh wore this regal looking costume portraying the legendary actor 'Laurence Olivier', who himself was playing the 'Prince Regent of Carpathia'. You can compare this royal outfit to the costume that Sir Laurence Olivier actually wore in The Prince and the Showgirl movie.

My Week with Marilyn movie poster
My Week with Marilyn movie poster
Buy the book the movie is adapted from: My Week with Marilyn
Buy the audiobook: My Week with Marilyn

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Original costumes and automaton prop from Hugo on display...

Martin Scorsese's new movie Hugo follows the adventures of an orphan boy, who lives in the walls of a 1930's Paris train station, and a mystery involving his late father and a mechanical automaton.

Original movie costume and prop exhibit from Hugo
at ArcLight Hollywood cinema
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Hugo automaton movie prop
The fantasy adventure is adapted from Brian Selznick's book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
Hugo movie billboard
Hugo billboard
Three time Oscar-winner, Sandy Powell, is responsible for Costume Design on the movie and you can also see her work in The Tempest.

Costume worn by Asa Butterfield as the titular Hugo
Asa Butterfield Hugo costume
Asa Butterfield wears this outfit in the movie as the young 'Hugo Cabret'.

Costume worn by Chloe Grace Moretz as Isabelle in Hugo
Chloe Grace Moretz Hugo costume
Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Hugo's friend 'Isabelle' and sports this look in the film.

In addition to these fantastic costumes featured in the movie, they also had this fantastically detailed 'mechanical man' automaton and key props from the film on display in ArcLight Hollywood's cinema foyer on November 13, 2011.

Automaton prop from Hugo on display
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Dick George Creatives, prop makers for the film and TV industry, were responsible for creating this magical automaton, with automata expert, collector and restorer, Michael Start, serving as art department advisor for Hugo.

I have to say, it was pretty cool to see this incredibly intricate prop up close.

Hugo movie poster
Hugo key poster

Buy the original book that the movie was based upon: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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