Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s

Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s

by Kimberly Truhler


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Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s looks at the fashions of the femmes fatales who were so good at being bad, and the suits and trench coats of definitive noir actors such as Humphrey Bogart and Alan Ladd. Film and fashion historian Kimberly Truhler explores twenty definitive film noir titles from 1941 to 1950 and traces the evolution of popular fashion in the decade of the '40s, the impact of World War II on home-front fashion, and the influence of the film noir genre on popular fashion then and now. Meet not only the fabulous women of noir, including Betty Grable, Veronica Lake, Gene Tierney, Lauren Bacall, Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner, and many others, but also the costume designers that created and recreated these famous stars as killers—and worse—through the clothes they wore.

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ISBN-13: 9781732273597
Publisher: GoodKnight Books
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 166,775
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

With more than twenty years of study in film and fashion history, Kimberly Truhler is an author, educator, guest speaker, and host of screening series on the history of fashion in film. She was an Adjunct Professor at Woodbury University and an expert for organizations such as Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Sony Pictures Television, the National Film Registry, BBC Worldwide, and Christie’s auction house. Truhler has been interviewed by publications ranging from the New York Post to Elle Canada. In 2019 she was featured throughout CNN’s series American Style. In addition to writing Film Noir Style, she is a contributor for the upcoming Encyclopedia of Film and Television Costume Design.

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