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Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)

August 8, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

$10

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American File Program, in association with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, present “What I Really Do is Magic: Edith Head and Hollywood Costume Design.”

 

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)

Directed by Carl Reiner.

Costume designer Edith Head’s swan song came with this hilarious, comedy-noir from Carl Reiner, in which Steve Martin’s private detective interacts with some of classic Hollywood’s greatest stars through clips taken from earlier films. The hilarious mash-up of classic and contemporary scenes called upon Head to re-create a world she had helped to invent, imagining and re-creating period costumes with aplomb.

Aspen Film Society, Universal Pictures. Producer: David V. Picker, William E. McEuen. Screenwriter: Carl Reiner, George Gipe, Steve Martin. Cinematographer: Michael Chapman. Editor: Bud Molin. Cast: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner, George Gaynes, Frank McCarthy.

35mm, b/w, 89 min.

 

Preceded by:
Home Savings: “Edith Head” — Commercial (c. 1979)

In this television commercial, costume designer Edith Head explains the philosophy and the secret that have sustained her career.

DigiBeta, color, 1 min.

In-Person: Carl Reiner, Deborah Nadoolman Landis.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!

Details

Date:
August 8, 2014
Time:
7:30 PM
Cost:
$10
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Organizer

UCLA Film & Television Archive
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http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/

Venue

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater