All posts tagged: Madge Bellamy

A pin-up of the ’20s

While images of saucy women have been popular as long as there were images of anything, I’ve always thought of pin-up girls as quintessentially 1940s and 50s (with just a little bit of late ’30s).  And nothing says pin-up girl more than the accidental reveal pose: the gust of wind, the playful dog, or the spilled ink that causes the skirt to be lifted, revealing the tops of stockings. Oooh naughty! Apparently though, that pose goes back a few decades earlier.  Check out this coquettish publicity shot of ’20s darling Madge Bellamy:    

The White Zombie dress is motion

At the end of the first day of filming the White Zombie inspired PorcelainToy music video I asked Elizabeth if she would do a quick photoshoot with me against the greenscreen.  These are the result.  As a result, I am madly in love with the dress, and madly envious of how gorgeous Elizabeth is.      

White Zombie: on set

Being on set for White Zombie was fascinating.  I have tons of theatre experience: I’ve costume and dressing for ballets and operas and plays and other live performances, but this was the first film I’ve worked on. It was pretty much what I expected in most cases, but fabulous. I expected that there would be moments of rushed panic (“can you just take in the lapels 3/4″ before the next shot?”) and lots of time sitting around waiting to be needed. I gathered that unlike a stage play, there wouldn’t be an absolute schedule – the order in which scenes were shot got rearranged a little to suit makeup and hair, and if we ran ahead or behind schedule we just did the next thing, or tried to prep for the next.  With a play you have to start at a certain time! What I didn’t really realise was how much time lighting would take.  That was really the most time consuming thing of the whole day – more time was spent on it than …