Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Out of this world movie costume displays around L.A. in the New Year...

Sometimes you need a distraction to get through these dark days, so here's a few film costume exhibits around L.A. at the moment to help lift your spirits.

Original Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film costumes
at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood
You'll find these original Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie costumes co-designed by David Crossman and Glyn Dillon on display at Hollywood Boulevard's El Capitan Theatre until February 5, 2017.

Stormtroopers at the El Capitan Theatre's Rogue One screenings
El Capitan Theatre Rogue One Stormtroopers
I've now seen the movie on the big screen three times, and I even took my parents visiting from Wales to see it and they enjoyed it. Now more than ever the themes of good people rebelling, resisting and standing up to an evil empire resonant deeply.

Hidden Figures movie costume exhibit
at ArcLight Hollywood cinema
From a galaxy far, far away to a film that helped launch America into the space race and these original Hidden Figures film costumes designed by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood.

It's one of my favorite films of last year, we saw it on New Year's Eve, and the true story about three intelligent and talented African-American women helping NASA's space program in the 1960s is more inspiring than ever now and a tale that needs telling to inspire current and future generations.

20th Century Women movie costume exhibit
at ArcLight Hollywood cinema
20th Century Women movie costumes
Another film about strong, independent women set in 1970s California is 20th Century Women and these film costumes designed by Jennifer Johnson were also snapped on display at ArcLight Hollywood.

Be sure to also check out other recent movie costume and prop exhibits at local L.A. cinemas in this run up to awards season, and let's hope they continue to inspire and delight, because I have a feeling we'll be needing escapism more than ever to deal with all the political nonsense in the coming months.

Hooray for Hollywood and all the costume designers, filmmakers and dreamers out there...

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