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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.
A Note From the Publisher
Kimberly Truhler is an author, educator, guest speaker, and host of screening series on the History of Fashion in Film. An Adjunct Professor at Woodbury University and an expert for companies like 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 docu-series American Style. Her book Film Noir Style comes out October 2020 and she is a contributor for the upcoming Encyclopedia of Film and Television Costume Design. Follow Kimberly at GlamAmor.com and @GlamAmor on social media.