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Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)

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Short | 11 min | Documentary, Short

This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new dress. In the dress shop window is a designer dress ...See moreThis short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new dress. In the dress shop window is a designer dress worn by Joan Crawford in a recent movie. We then go to Hollywood and visit Adrian, MGM's chief of costume design, and see how multiple copies of a single clothing pattern are produced. The film ends with short segments of several MGM features. Written by David Glagovsky See less
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May 1940 (United States)

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Naomi Childers
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George Lessey
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May McAvoy
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Lew Ayres
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Lionel Barrymore
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Wallace Beery
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Bruce Cabot
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Claudette Colbert
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Joan Crawford
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Clark Gable
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Greta Garbo
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Vivien Leigh
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Myrna Loy
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Jeanette MacDonald
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Fredric March
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Chico Marx
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Lewis Stone
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Margaret Sullivan
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3.4 / 10 | 119 votes