Photograph of Carole Lombard from Hollywood Costume
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London: Victoria and Albert Museum
The film industry in America began at the end of the 19th century and initially the actors provided their own on-screen costumes. About 1910, it was realised that costume design was a ‘critical element of the storytelling process’ (Nadoolman Landis, 2012), and the ‘Wardrobe Department’ became an enormous part of the Hollywood scene. Here, Hollywood actress Carole Lombard (1908-42) wears a bias-cut gown designed by Paramount Pictures costume designer, Travis Banton (1894-1958). Banton also dressed Mae West and Marlene Dietrich and was known for his glamourous and elegant designs.
Edited by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, “Photograph of Carole Lombard from Hollywood Costume,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed April 21, 2018, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9849.
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