This will be a four part movie and fashion event!
11:30am-12:45pm In-person MAKE UP DEMONSTRATIONS by Besame Cosmetics and old-fashioned soda fountain-type ice cream sodas will be for sale
12:45-1:30pm Special on-screen presentation focusing on the feminine beauty trends of the 1930s, a pivotal decade for the cosmetics industry, that ended with the onset of WWII. Women saw themselves as modern and sophisticated, and looked to cosmetics to enhance this image of beauty. And with the arrival of Technicolor movies, the greasepaint of the black & white silent film era became outdated and Max Factor introduced pan-cake makeup.
1:30-1:45pm A live 1930's inspired fashion show
2pm-3:30pm Screening (subject to availability) of the rarely seen THE VOGUES OF 1938 introduced by film historian Marc Chevalier--gorgeously filmed and costumed with first-rate performances and a sparkling script this romantic comedy --set in 1937's New York City this movie has it all--high fashion, a winsome runaway bride, the Cotton Club's singers and dancers, snobs of all stripes laid low, hazardous rollerskating tricks and Max Factor's makeup magic ... all in glowing color. Don't miss the chance to see this nearly forgotten film on the big screen! Truly a feast for the eyes, this musical (an Oscar nominee for Best Art Direction) makes stunning use of Technicolor to show off some of the most beautiful costumes of the 1930s. Runaway bride Joan Bennett leaves wealthy Alan Mowbray at the altar to become a model, eventually falling for fashion designer Warner Baxter. As a rival designer, Mischa Auer is an absolute delight.
Tickets: General Admission $11, Cinematheque members $7
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Parking: Pay lot parking $5-$10 within 2 blocks of the theatre or take the Red Line or other public transportation