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From the Uffizi Gallery to Sursock Palace with Artemisia Gentileschi

In late October, as reported by the New York Times, an anonymous painting damaged in the 2020 Beirut explosion was identified as a long-lost work of art by 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. It was found damaged at the historic Sursock Palace on Rue Sursock in the Rmeil district of the Lebanese capital. 
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Costume Industry Spotlight: Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing

For nearly 50 years, Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing has been renting authentic period clothing and accessories for film, television, and theater, providing an essential service to the entertainment industry. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Helen Uffner herself to talk about the company, how it came to be, and how the pandemic has affected business.
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Celebrating Girl Power in ‘Josie & the Pussycats’

Josie and the Pussycats was released 21 years ago today, so there’s no better time to celebrate the talents of costume designer Leesa Evans and writer / director Deborah Kaplan!

Leesa began her career with music videos and television shows before entering the world of mainstream film by designing costumes for American Pie in 1999.read more.

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Anne Boleyn: Susan Bordo Assesses Fact Versus Fiction

In 1536, when King Henry VIII of England gave the order to execute his wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, he sought to erase her not only from memory, but from history. Nevertheless, today – almost 500 years later – she continues to be one of the most famous women in European history.

Centuries after her death, the image of Anne Boleyn continues to stand the test of time, though not without some discrepancy on what that image actually looks like.… read more.

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Exploring Grief in Josephine Decker’s ‘The Sky is Everywhere’

What is grief? A deep sorrow. A sharp pain. A keenly felt distress over a loss or affliction. All are true, though they ring a touch vague and disinterested. They are, of course, textbook definitions.

Looking at grief through an objective lens can prove useful in developing a fundamental understanding of the feeling.read more.

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Recognizing the ‘Excellence’ in Nancy Steiner’s Costume Design

Two years ago today, Nancy Steiner won the Costume Designers Guild’s Excellence in Contemporary Film Award for her work on Promising Young Woman!

Other women nominated in the category that year were Trayce Gigi Field (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar), Erin Benach (Birds of Prey), and Donna Berwick (Da 5 Bloods).read more.

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