Thursday, September 26, 2013

September UPDATE:

Aside from the Jeanne Eagels biography which has taken up quite a bit of my Travilla-time, I have also been dealing with the passing of my father on August 27th and the settling of his estate.

Once I return from my October research trip to Kansas City MO, I'll devote more time to all things Travilla!

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Eric,

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father, you have my sincere sympathy. I know how had loosing a parent is. Grace to you always.

    On another note, I have a Travilla gown. About 40 years ago I bought it at a small upscale boutique in Houston, Texas; I was a Houston Allegro Debutante and needed gowns to ware to the various formal balls. I loved the dress, a beautiful formal. It was done in a style reminisce of some of the designs Travilla used in his TV show Julia. It was made entirely of rich velvet in an empire design. The long flowing skirt was a vibrant Russo style jungle print. The bodice was black velvet and laced in front with a beaded(?) rope. The sleeves were huge, and cuffed at the end I believe. I only wore it once, maybe twice, and after the debutant season, properly stored it away for forty years. A few years ago I gave the gown to my 33 year old daughter to ware at a Christmas corporate event. She is tall and fit and looked beautiful in. She also loves the dress, but doesn't quite get the history. It is now in a dress bag, hanging in her closet.
    Thank you for the info on this great designer. Sincerely, Ann Krenek