Saturday, January 12, 2013

Marilyn -

No last name needed. And rather than attempt to compress such a perfect relationship between designer and actress into one or perhaps two blog entries, I'm going to recommend several books that will give so much more information than I ever could.



First is "Dressing Marilyn - How William Travilla Styled a Hollywood Icon" by Andrew Hansford. Filled with beautiful detailed photos of some of Travilla's most famous creations for Monroe.

http://www.amazon.com/Dressing-Marilyn-Hollywood-William-Travilla/dp/1557838461



Second is "Marilyn in Fashion: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe" by Christopher Nickens and George Zeno. There's an amazing chapter on Travilla that compliments and expands on "Dressing Marilyn."

http://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Fashion-Enduring-Influence-Monroe/dp/0762443324



Third is "Marilyn Monroe Paper Dolls" by Tom Tierney. Eleven of the thirty costumes beautifully illustrated by Mr. Tierney are Travillas.

http://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Monroe-Paper-Dolls-Celebrity/dp/0486237699



And fourth. Last year I contacted and commissioned Mr. Tierney to create a limited edition "sequel" thirty-five years after his first book concentrating only on Travilla designed costumes. Which has resulted in "Film Fashions by Travilla Paper Dolls - Marilyn Monroe." Hopefully the first in a series. Contact me privately at monroesixtytwo@msn.com for ordering information.

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