Screening & Live Event
Male and Female

Part of Fashion in Film Festival: Birds of Paradise
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Introduced by Inga Fraser
Live music by Stephen Horne
35mm print from George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

Dir. Cecil B. DeMille. 1919, 97 mins. With Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan. In this film’s notorious dream sequence, Gloria Swanson dramatically enters a lions’ den decked out in a lavish all-white robe and a headdress made of pearls, beads, and peacock feathers. The showstopping outfit, designed by Mitchell Leisen, was so heavy that Swanson required two crew members to help her move. Inga Fraser is associate curator of Fashion in Film at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.

Free with Museum admission.

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