Few costumes from the “Golden Era” of Hollywood remain except for a small number that have been meticulously preserved by a handful of collectors. Greg Schreiner’s wonderful Hollywood film costume collection houses over 175 such masterpieces.
During the 1930-60’s, Hollywood directors were told to “put the light where the money is” and this often-meant spectacular costumes. Studios hired the biggest designers and fashion icons to bring to life the glitz and the glamour that moviegoers expected. Edith Head, Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Irene and Helen Rose were just a few that became household names because of their designs. In many cases, their creations were just as important as the plot of the movie itself.