The 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival has unveiled a lineup of special guests and events for this year’s four-day gathering in Hollywood. As part of its overall Style and the Movies theme, the festival has added several films featuring the work of pioneering costume designer Travis Banton. According to Turner.com, Oscar-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis will introduce the six-movie slate, with former Essentials co-host Rose McGowan joining her for one of the screenings. The festival takes place in Los Angeles between Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15.
Style in the Movies: The Legendary Costumes of Travis Banton
One of the most important costume designers of classic Hollywood, Travis Banton was the man who taught Edith Head and dressed the likes of Mae West, Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and a host of other glamorous Paramount stars. The festival will feature six films showcasing Banton’s work. They will be introduced by Oscar-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, who will be joined by Rose McGowan for Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948).
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Introduced by Rose McGowan and Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Joan Fontaine plays a woman obsessed with a pianist played by Louis Jourdan in this rich romantic drama from Max Ophüls. Howard Koch adapted the screenplay from a novella by Stefan Zweig.
WeAreMovieGeeks.com is also reporting that Rose will be involved in a multimedia exploration of style in film noir, presented by The Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller.