Saturday, October 4, 2008

Ever Taken a Look At John's Costumes

Have you ever noticed the link to John's Hollywood Costumes listed under my favorites? A friend and colleague actually collects Hollywood costumes and haute couture. His holdings are quite amazing actually - costumes worn by Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more. My favorite is the gown worn by Leslie Caron in An American in Paris.

I am amazed that someone personally owns these pieces of Hollywood history and I am always wishing that I could see some of his collection when they are being exhibited. John lives in NY and when he has exhibited, he is usually showing his collection in NY or NJ - not convenient to Atlanta. Every time I see an old film it reminds me of John. More than likely there is a costume from the film that he owns.


  1. What wonderful costumes! They would be great to see in person. I love old Hollywood.

    We have felt the gas shortage here too. 5 hour lines for gas, people running out while waiting in line, most stations empty. It is finally easing up here too. We went out today and there were only a few smaller stations without gas.
    Ike really did a number all the way from Galvaston to Georgia to here in NC...

  2. These garments were probably made by some very talented seamstresses. It is so neat that your friend is collecting a preserving a bit of couture history.

  3. Wow! How lucky you are to have a friend with such a collection! That is so special! I'd love to see something like that.

  4. I love these 30's to 50's dresses! We have a video store in Portland, Movie Madness, which displays a collection of movie clothes worn by famous actors and actresses. great fun to see.
    Thank you for leaving a nice comment on my site, Jojo. Did we ever get in touch with your daughter? If not, let me know. we need help with Mustafa's medical bills!

  5. Jojo,
    I continue to enjoy your blog, and I'd like to invite you to a little party I am throwing at mine -- Blogapalooza on October 29. Here's a link with all kinds of information:

    Hope you can come!
    Angela Nickerson

  6. LONG LONG time between posts. Are you OK? Your readers miss you.