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Black Caesar: Blaxploitation Gangster

Fred Williamson as Tommy Gibbs adopts the gangster codes of 1930s cinema in blaxploitation classic Black Caesar. Continue reading

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Gangster Squad: Gangster Gloss

The glossy costume world of gangster squad is faithful to history, but not a slave to it.
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Debbie Reynolds Costume Auction: Marilyn Goes for $4.6 Million!

$ 4,600,000 for Marilyn Monroe’s ‘subway’ dress was only just one mega bid of many. Continue reading

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Boardwalk Empire Trailer Hits. Can. Not. Wait.

The full trailer for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire arrives. Period costume fans, set your jaw to dropped. Continue reading