04 December 2012

day 4: star


My friend Chris and I visited Hollywood today and saw lots of stars, but this was the only one I could find to bring home.  The air was dry, the rooms dark and packed with people.  The costumes were fabulous, romantic and inspiring.  So many wonderful frocks - and Errol Flynn's Robin Hood costume was pretty nifty too. Chris told me that Scarlett O' Hara's dress, the one made from dark green curtains, had inspired her to do the same with some gold velvet curtains from a pub she worked in.  The customers admired the outfit when she wore it, but with puzzlement - they could not work out what was familiar about it.  The wonder of Hollywood.

In my tacky heart I really wanted to come home with Dorothy's red slippers but had to make do with my cheap star.

2 comments:

Kitty said...

I love this! It looks like its covered with those hundreds and thousands you can put on cakes! x

Anonymous said...

I loved the exhibition as did Marcella who now wants to see all sorts of movies that may, or may not, be suitable for an eleven year old. For my part I just wanted to come home with those Edith Head designs for various Hitchcocks. Really imaginatively staged exhibition I thought - difficult to achieve with costumes.

Joan