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Costumes, fashion, westerns and music

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Dears followers:

This began as a tribute to the fashion designer EDITH HEAD, but after checking a film like ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, then appears the need to honoring to a genius of popular music of the 20th century as Burt Bacharach, and of course to the actors as Paul Newman, Katharine Ross and Robert Redford.

We can neglect the title of this movie, but everybody ever heard about the lyrics ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’ the song sung by Billy Joe Thomas.

Although less known, but a ‘sublime poem’ sung by The Ron Hicklin Singers with  a “daba-daba-da” style. A true jewel able to make us smile and cry at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcLCigVYnOU
Thanks for your visit and enjoy.

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Costumes, robberies and art-forgery

Dear followers:

The Thomas Crown Affair is a film about a gambit, robbery and art-forgery of a Claude Monet painting. Launched in 1968 performed by  Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Theadora Van Runkle, let her genius as costume designer for this first movie. Here are some sketches.

In 1999 appeared a remake by Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.

In 1968 the wonderful theme composed by the exquisite Michel Legrand ‘The windmills of your mind’ won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the remake movie, appears an interesting version sung by Sting.

If you try to sing it maybe you will know how hypnotizing it is. Some wonderful words of its lyrics are:

‘Lovers walk along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand… and the world is like an apple whirling silently in space’.

Let’s dream!

Theodora Van Runkle,  the costume designer posing beside her dog

Theodora, the costume designer posing beside her dog

Theadora Van Runkle’s sketches:

By Van Runkle, T. - Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 1

By Van Runkle, T. – Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 1

By Van Runkle, T. - Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 2

By Van Runkle, T. – Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 2

By Van Runkle, T. - Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 3

By Van Runkle, T. – Costume design for Vicki, played by Faye 3

‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ film of 1968 performed by Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway:

Faye wearing a dress buttoned up on left side

Faye wearing a dress buttoned up on left side

Faye posing beside the sea with a roll-neck

Faye posing beside the sea with a roll-neck

Faye and Steve in love

Faye and Steve in love

Faye posing with blue beret

Faye posing with blue beret

Faye and Steve resting

Faye and Steve resting

Faye and Steve kissing

Faye and Steve kissing

Faye wearing a sleeveless dress and foulard

Faye wearing a sleeveless dress and foulard

Cover with a dedication by Faye

Cover with a dedication by Faye

Faye and Steve during filming

Faye and Steve during filming

Cover made with the style of the sixties

Cover made with the style of the sixties

The remake by Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo:

Poster of the remake movie

Poster of the remake movie

Rene checking the wardrobe

Rene checking the wardrobe

Outfit and sunglasses for Rene

Outfit and sunglasses for Rene

Outfit for Rene

Outfit for Rene

The Claude Monet’s paintings and the gambit:

Oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet  'Dusk in Venice. San Giorgio Maggiore by sunset'

Oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet ‘Dusk in Venice. San Giorgio Maggiore by sunset’

Pierce carrying his briefcase at the museum

Pierce carrying his briefcase at the museum

Another oil on canvas of the museum painting by Claude Monet 'Wheatstacks. End of Summer'

Another oil on canvas of the museum painting by Claude Monet ‘Wheatstacks. End of Summer’

 

Pierce at the museum. The third painting from left is 'Dusk in Venice. San Giorgio Maggiore by sunset'

Pierce at the museum. The third painting from left is ‘Dusk in Venice. San Giorgio Maggiore by sunset’

Pierce seated and dissimulating, looking to  a Van Gogh

Pierce seated and dissimulating, looking to a Van Gogh

Rene and Pierce kissing

Rene and Pierce kissing

The René Magritte’s ‘The Son of Man’ and the robbery:

Oil on canvas painting by René Magritte 'The Son of Man'

Oil on canvas painting by René Magritte ‘The Son of Man’

Pierce arrayed as 'The son of man' by Magritte

Pierce arrayed as ‘The son of man’ by Magritte

Pierce with his bowler hat

Pierce with his bowler hat

Pierce holding the canvas

Pierce holding the canvas

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