Billy Travilla

Billy Travilla: A Fashion Tribute

[…] Young Billy Travilla. The Underappreicated Talent of Billy Travilla Over the course of his career, Billy Travilla dressed an estimated 270 stars, including Marilyn Monroe, Loretta Young, Jane Russell, Sharon Tate, Joanne Woodward, Diahann Carroll, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, Tony Curtis, and Charles Bronson.  Travilla’s designs for Marilyn Monroe alone created the iconic look we […]

Paul Petersen

A Force of Nature: An Interview with Paul Petersen

[…] Minor Consideration. Paul Petersen with Dick Clark on American Bandstand, 1964. In this short interview, Paul expresses his support for WAIF, the inter-country adoption agency founded by Jane Russell. At 19 years old, Paul’s interest in helping children was already apparent. As I discuss with Paul in our interview, this is the picture of Paul […]

Nora Prentiss

Nora Prentiss (1947), Ann Sheridan, & Billy Travilla

[…] one of Ann’s evening gowns. The eye-catching vertical sequin Travilla gown Ann wears in Nora Prentiss (1947).  Travilla would use the same sequin design for one of Jane Russell’s stunning gowns in 1956’s The Revolt of Mamie Stover. Travilla incorporates the vertical sequin stripes from Nora Prentiss (1947) in The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956). […]

some like it hot

Some Like It Hot (1959)

[…] that’s it for Some Like it Hot  and our month with Joe E. Brown. Join me next week as I introduce our next Star of the Month, Jane Russell. some like it hot some like it hot some like it hot some like it hot some like it hot some like it hot some like […]