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Shirley Temple (Black) 1928-2014

With the sad news of the passing of Shirley Temple (Black) in today’s New York Times, I thought it would be appropriator to remember some of her contributions to film costume, fashion, and popular culture.

Fashion History Finds me: In a Hospital

A few weeks ago, I was visiting a relative in a hospital in the rural Northern California town of Colusa. The halls of there were filled with various forms of art for sale. While most were paintings of local life, there was also the odd quilt or photograph. In one large display (pointed out to […]

Finding Resources: My trip to Bookmark Bookstore

It seems like I’m always running into fashion history. Over the memorial day weekend, it cropped up – not surprisingly – at a used bookstore in Old Oakland. Bookmark Bookstore, an offshoot of Friends of the Oakland Public Library, had all types of goodies (including a laptop computer for $45) – and I came home […]