Karl Toepfer Publishes Article in “Costume as Cinematic Spectacle”

Alla Nazimova as Salome in the film Salome (1922)

Alla Nazimova as Salome in the film Salome (1922)

Congratulations, Karl Toepfer for your recent publication: “Dance, Fashion and Music Hall Scenes in European Silent Films of the 1920s,” Costume as Cinematic Spectacle, edited by Marta Uhlirova, London: Koening, 2014.

This article discusses the conventions and innovations in the use of costumes to construct dance scenes in European silent films of the 1920s; the article also shows how cinematic techniques operate in relation to choreography and costume choices. The book as a whole contains numerous fascinating articles about costume and fashion in the movies, accompanied by an abundance of luxurious illustrations.


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