Revered for their indisputable sense of style, classic Hollywood films continue to inspire today’s fashions. But the carefully crafted appearances of the timeless characters personified by the likes of Clark Gable, Julie Andrews, and Audrey Hepburn came as the result of meticulous hairstyling, makeup, and costume design. In Hollywood’s trendsetting world of glamour and glitz, continuity photographs ensured that these wardrobe elements remained consistent throughout the filming process. Now, decades later, these shots provide a striking record of the evolution of Hollywood fashion from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Written by Angela Cartwright and Tom McLaren, with a foreword by Maureen O’Hara, this collection of candid rarities offers a glimpse into the details of prepping Hollywood’s most iconic personalities, plus revelatory stories about Twentieth Century Fox classics. Here readers find images of Shirley Temple as she runs a brush through her trademark curls, Marilyn Monroe as she’s fitted for an elegant evening gown, Cary Grant as he suits up for a swim, and Paul Newman donning a six-shooter. The result is a stunning collector’s volume of film and fashion photography, as well as an invaluable compendium of movie history.
Angela Cartwright, known for her iconic acting roles in Make Room for Daddy, The Sound of Music, and Lost in Space, is also an internationally recognized artist and author. Her book Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery showcases her hand-painted photography and unique altered-art techniques. Actress, artist, author, photographer, curator, collaborator, instructor, wife, mother, and grandmother, she lives in Los Angeles. A film and television aficionado from an early age, Tom McLaren left his Midwest roots for the West Coast, where he enjoyed a successful corporate finance career at Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. In recent years, he has pursued his true passion and is now a working actor. He and his wife, Mary, live in Los Angeles. Maureen O’Hara is an Irish film actress and singer. Known for playing strong, passionate heroines, O’Hara is one of Hollywood’s most deeply revered leading ladies and has an enviable list of all-time classic films to her credit, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, How Green Was My Valley, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Quiet Man. She lives in Boise, ID.