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What I like about my work is that I am able to recreate something from the past. Something of value, a lost jewel and then I get to bring the gem back to life. Carole Lombard was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies... Continue Reading →
Several years ago Kathleen and Larry McQueen began a collaboration on the recreative jewelry projects. Larry McQueen is owner of “The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design,” a business dedicated to the preservation, restoration and exhibition of motion picture costumes. For the last twenty-five years, Mr. McQueen and his late business partner, Bill Thomas, actively... Continue Reading →
I am still hooked on finding this original star sapphire. It was the size of a "goose egg" if anyone knows what happened to that wonderful star... please contact us. We can only speculate where it might be, but perhaps someone that reads our blog will tell us that they have this fabulous star sapphire locked up... Continue Reading →
We recreated 3 gorgeous pieces of jewelry for Larry McQueen, the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design. These pieces and the costumes from his collection were on exhibit at the Academy Museum of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. KLH SaveSave
Recreative Jewelry for The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design For the past several years I have had the pleasure working with Larry McQueen, owner of the Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design. This collection is one of the finest private collections of its kind in the world and consists of costumes worn in films from... Continue Reading →
Hollywood CostumeExhibit made it's debut at the historic Wilshire May Company building, the new home for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Los Angeles. Originally, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this exhibition explores costume design as an important part of cinematic storytelling. Greta Garbo's pendant from "Queen Christina". KLH
Project: Re-Creating the bunny pin worn by Kim Novak Originally Alfred Hitchcock cast actress, Vera Mila in the original role of Judy Barton, but because of an unexpected pregnancy, Kim Novak was offered the role without a screen test. Kim Novak, who resentfully allowed the Hollywood machine to change her image into who it thought she... Continue Reading →