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From Bum to Italian Stallion: Sylvester Stallone as Rocky

In the very opening scene of Rocky (1976, costume designer Robert Cambel), we see the title character in the ring, bare chested, hands encased in boxing gloves, the picture of sporting violence and masculinity. But this is no more than … Continue reading

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Sandra Dee in If A Man Answers: A Salmon Run Up Beacon Hill

The evolving costumes worn by Sandra Dee in classic sixties gender comedy A Man Answers. Continue reading

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Bonnie and Clyde: Hats as Identity

Bonnie and Clyde is a great example of how the simple addition of a hat can say a lot about a character. Continue reading

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Rocky: Talia Shire as Adrian, From Geek to Chic

She may start out in fisherman’s knitwear but by the end of Rocky, Talia Shire could not look more feminine. Continue reading