HiddenTreasures
Lecture Series

Designing Hollywood’s Golden Age:

Art Direction from Films of the 1920’s and 30’s

Saturday, October 29
11:00 a.m.

Cathy Whitlock

Interior Designer and Author, Nashville

Cathy Whitlock
Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction (Harper Collins, 2010)

From the stylish, white-on-white, glossy interiors in Fred Astaire and Ginger Roger’s musical classic “Top Hat,” to the dramatic Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture featured in Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead,” Art Deco and Modernism reigned supreme during Hollywood’s Golden Age of cinema. Using archival photographs and original renderings, Whitlock, author of Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction (Harper Collins, 2010), will illustrate memorable sets of the twenties and thirties and discuss the role of design in creating the transportive world of the “silver screen.”

In collaboration with the Art Deco Society of California. Book-signing to follow.

Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction (Harper Collins, 2010)