Day 10: “Write about a film, TV show, or other form of media with costumes that you love”
Hmmmm how to choose? I’ve mentioned my pash for GoT already, so I need to go further back.
I’ve always been a fan of historical costume as depicted in films and TV, but the first series to make a huge impact on my imagination was ‘The 6 Wives of Henry VIII in 1970, and shortly afterwards, Glenda Jackson’s glorious ‘Elizabeth R’, in 1971. I was 11, and my jaw dropped, especially when the costumes did a national tour and came to my local museum and art gallery. I was sold as soon as I knew that Ann Boleyn’s necklace was made from bog chain!
The wonderful crew at ‘Frock Flicks’ have said it all really, so I commend you to their hands, and the links provided to even more goodies.
Of course, if I start thinking about TV costume drama, I then go on to ‘I Claudius’ [not so amazing costume wise but OMG I had a huge pash for Sian Philips as Livia, the MILF of MILFs] and ‘Poldark’ [oooh 1975, I was 15 and had the hots for Ross AND Demelza]
I went over all swoony many years later, when we went to the BBC costume hire department in Birmingham, looking for some costumes for a production of ‘Eugene Onegin’. I found some dresses with Angharad Rees’ name sewn in and went all wibbly. She’s MINUTE! The only cast member we could squeeze into the frocks was aged 14.
That’ll do for now!