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Lucile - Her Life By Design: Sex, Style and the Fusion of Theatre and Couture By Randy Bryan Bigham
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One of the early 20th century’s most celebrated designers, the London-based "Lucile” was a key transitional figure in the evolution of fashion. Seventy five years after her death,... More > the Lucile aesthetic is being rediscovered, achieving newfound appreciation among connoisseurs of costume and theatre. Lucile –– Her Life by Design, the first full-scale treatment of the couturiere’s career, heralds her renaissance with an insightful study of her work and its impact on style and social change. Based on twenty years of archival research and exclusive interviews with Lucile’s family, clients and other associates, this book places in fascinating perspective the legend behind the label. By Randy Bryan Bigham | In Association with the FIDM Museum, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles | 322 pp, 370 ill. | Published 2012 | Revised Edition Released 2014 | ISBN-13: 978-0-615-60998-0 | www.lucileladyduffgordon.com< Less
Finding Dorothy: A Biography of Dorothy Gibson By Randy Bryan Bigham
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Edwardian cover girl and silent screen star Dorothy Gibson survived the Titanic, a disastrous marriage, even the horrors of a World War II concentration camp, but history didn’t spare her.... More > Randy Bryan Bigham reclaims the story of a life forgotten. Finding Dorothy, the first biography of model and actress Dorothy Gibson (1889-1946), provides an analysis of her work as the muse of artist Harrison Fisher, and offers a critique of her brief but successful career as one of the first leading ladies in American silent cinema. Dorothy Gibson’s experiences in the 1912 sinking of the Titanic are related in detail as is the making of Saved From the Titanic, the first motion picture produced about the disaster, in which Dorothy herself starred. 6x9 Hardcover | Dust Jacket 179 pp, 84 ill. First Published 2005 New Edition Released 2012 Revised Edition Printed 2014< Less
Broadway Dame: The Life & Times of Mrs. Henry B. Harris (Color Paperback Edition) By Randy Bryan Bigham & Gregg Jasper
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Broadway impresario Henry B. “Harry” Harris was lost on the Titanic, but his wife Renée survived, inheriting his empire to become the American theater’s first woman producer.... More > Soon, Renée found her own voice; with a keen social conscience, she embraced controversial themes in some of the plays she backed. Renée Harris’ eye for talent launched the careers of Barbara Stanwyck, Dame Judith Anderson, and Moss Hart, and her executive ability ensured success for the legendary Hudson Theatre. Some of the greatest names in the entertainment world enjoyed early triumphs in productions staged during her ownership of the Hudson and Harris theaters or under her lease of the Fulton Theatre: Helen Hayes, Louis Armstrong and Cecil B. de Mille. Renée hit her stride in the 1920s, presenting as many as 11 plays a season. When the Great Depression threatened to wipe her out, she lost the Hudson in foreclosure. But Renée’s energy remained with her, and she lived to age 93 in 1969, optimistic to the end.< Less
Broadway Dame: The Life & Times of Mrs. Henry B. Harris By Randy Bryan Bigham & Gregg Jasper
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Broadway impresario Henry B. “Harry” Harris was lost on the Titanic, but his wife Renée survived, inheriting his empire to become the American theater’s first woman producer.... More > Soon, Renée found her own voice; with a keen social conscience, she embraced controversial themes in some of the plays she backed. Renée Harris’ eye for talent launched the careers of Barbara Stanwyck, Dame Judith Anderson, and Moss Hart, and her executive ability ensured success for the legendary Hudson Theatre. Some of the greatest names in the entertainment world enjoyed early triumphs in productions staged during her ownership of the Hudson and Harris theaters or under her lease of the Fulton Theatre: Helen Hayes, Louis Armstrong and Cecil B. de Mille. Renée hit her stride in the 1920s, presenting as many as 11 plays a season. When the Great Depression threatened to wipe her out, she lost the Hudson in foreclosure. But Renée’s energy remained with her, and she lived to age 93 in 1969, optimistic to the end.< Less

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