While flipping through the pages of a Photoplay magazine from November of 1931, I stumbled across a rather intriguing article. It was entitled, “What Becomes of the Clothes the Stars Wear on the Screen.” Unlike today, the leading ladies of classic cinema were often encased in the most visually enchanting and alluring clothes that a person could ever dream of. Studios made it a priority to dress their stars in the best, and make them appear as the epitome of class to the public. However, where do all of these gowns go after they their purpose for a film has been carried out? That is what this article seeks to explore.
When exploring film history and its contributors, it is hard to pick a favorite actor let alone actress. The men and women of classic cinema bring such an array of talents and characteristics to the screen that it is hard to decipher which are the most meaningful. For me, each individual holds a special place in my heart for a very different reason. The following will focus just on the actresses for right now. Otherwise this entry would turn more into a novel than a blog 🙂