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Fashion and Film Friday: Amelia

Friday, August 20, 2010



I have always loved the story of Amelia Earhart. She was such a strange woman in her appearance, her passions (for a woman in her era) and in her mysterious disappearance. Pj rented it for me a few days ago, so I built a tent in the living room with dining room chairs and a table cloth, got some gold fish crackers and juice out and Olivia and I watched it together.


Amelia tells the story of Amelia Earhart, the world famous aviatrix. She was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean, the first woman to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, founder of "The Ninety Nines" organization for female pilots and a pioneer for Woman's Rights. She was also the first person to ever fly alone from Oakland, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. During her 1937 second attempt to fly completely around the globe, she disappeared and has never been found.






The movie told her story beautifully! It was a visual masterpiece and very accurate but sadly, lacked in emotion. Amelia Earhart was a very passionate and fascinating woman and the movie failed to portray her as such. It was difficult to relate to her as a person and see her inner struggles, thoughts, worries, etc. At any rate, it wasn't a bad movie- At least, I didn't think so! I just wish they would have developed her emotional character better. The sets, scenery, costumes and everything was perfection.

The beautiful costumes were designed by Kasia Walicka-Maimone, newbie to the world of film costume design.

Aside from being quite the pioneer in her time, Amelia Earhart has turned into a fashion icon.  Can you believe a gal like this lived in the 1920's?


Amelia Earhart

10 Responses to “Fashion and Film Friday: Amelia”

  1. I must see this movie! You're right Hillary Swank really looks like her. A perfect Friday Night Movie for the anniversary of womens right to vote! Cheers!
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  2. I saw this movie and I concur. Not bad, visually it was lovely, but it did seem a tad flat.

    She was a fascinating woman!

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  3. I elt similiar about the movie! I thought it was alright, but it had no real emotion or character depth! There were some gorgeous costumes, and I think the "Amelia" look is fun and perfect for adding some 'spunk' into ones fall wardrobe :)

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  4. Love her! She's always been one of my idols since I was a little girl.

    Shame on me, I have the dvd but haven't watched it yet, as it deserves a 'proper' viewing with my full attention :P

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  5. Oh I LOVED that movie!! We watched it a couple of weeks ago.

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  6. Hi! I am popping over from Kathie's blog - Just a Happy Housewife :o)
    It is so fun to meet other bloggers! Ah...so many wonderful blogs...but sooo little time to do so...in my neck of the woods!

    I do so love the 1920's, 30's and 40's era! And love to watch movies set and made in those decades and love to read books set especially in the 40's time frame. I have been wanting to see this movie! I missed it when it was in the theaters...hm...I'll have to go rent it out...maybe this weekend! :o)
    Thanks for sharing your review.

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  7. I still haven't seen this film but I really ought to! I want someone to have an aviation party so I can go as a lady aviator. Actually...I've always just wanted the goggles/helmet/scarf. But they'd look a little less strange on me as a costume. ;]
    -Andi x

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  8. I watched this movie last month, my husband took it home just for me =) I like it.

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  9. I love her hat in the first photo. Lovely!
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  10. her post-makeup likeness to earhart is quite uncanny, must say.

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