NY Times article about costume designer for Marvelous Mrs Maisel

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  1. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    I saw that on the BBC, I thought it was excellent.
  2. Elsewhere

    Elsewhere Trade Member

    Ohhh we sold quite a lot to that show! The costume designer, Lou Eyrich, is super nice. She's better known for her work on American Horror Story (which we also worked on several seasons of) and Glee, among others. We actually only get thru half the series and then lost all our DVR'd shows... I still need to finish it! It was actually really hard to watch because we sold them SO MUCH stuff that I kept forgetting to pay attention to the actual plot while I was looking for our clothes :hysterical:
    I think we actually provided some items for Ms Maisel, as well. We get quite a lot of Hollywood peeps here... so I've forgotten many of the production names. And sometimes they won't TELL us what the production is lol.
    Here's one (the pink & white beaded 2pc gown) I specifically know we provided - Lou was so excited about it!! And it spent some time at the FIDM display, which is where this pic was taken... We actually also sold them the black & white dotted dress Hedda is wearing in the 2nd pic - and I think also Hedda's hat and I"m pretty sure also the blue dress, but not positive on that one. Like I said - we sold a LOT for this show!
    Feud bette and Joan Hedda hopper costume.jpg

  3. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    I saw Feud (on BBC as well) - well-made! And I enjoyed the costuming. Nice to know that a VFG member contributed to that.

    I pay for my "normal" TV as I have to pay anyway and pay a little extra to get all the UK channels like BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and so on, as that is what I watch mostly. I find that a lot of things end up being shown there at some point. Just takes a little patience.

    I agree - VFG members sell to a production company. And in the end that film/series may be shown somewhere else too. One can choose to pay to see it or not. I don't do Netflix, Amazon TV etc. etc. - "normal TV" keeps me occupied enough. The only thing I do is that I pay for an app so that I can watch the BBC iPlayer (in case I've missed something), even though that shouldn't work outside the UK.

    I am not a fan of Amazon for all sorts of reasons, but I have a Kindle and couldn't do without it for some things... So I am tied to them for now. There's a German online fashion dealer called Zalando, and if you saw how many return parcels to Zalando I see every time I go to the post office, and read about some of their employment practices, you know why I don't like them either. They have overtaken Europe like mad. Definitely to be avoided. I don't know what's worse - them or Amazon...
  4. Elsewhere

    Elsewhere Trade Member

    How interesting - I don't think I've ever even *heard* of zalando here in the US.
    I always have mixed feelings about Amazon, which is obviously super easy and usually crazy fast - when I do use them (which is really too often) I try to buy from individual sellers (instead of the ones "fulfilled by amazon"), and also only items that I'd normally buy from another big box store - not something I could buy (even if it would cost a smidge more) from a local small business.
    I try to always put my money where my mouth is and support small / local businesses whenever possible. I wish more people would.
    Quite honestly, with a new grandbaby, it's depressing that I can't even see a future where this does even the slightest bit of good. That's the problem with the "free market" - it's not free at all. It's bought and paid for from beginning to end. Having a lot of money takes the freedom out of the equation - too much of it can BUY public opinion. The old adage to "vote with your pocketbook" only works if you actually have all the facts. This was easy to do back in the "old days" where everyone KNEW the people that owned the local businesses. These days, the only thing people know about most of the businesses they deal with regularly are what those businesses pay big bucks to image producers (what's the actual title I'm thinking of??) is what they WANT you to know/think about them. And they're disturbingly good at it.
    That's not a free market at all - just like in much of our society today, the playing field is slanted so far towards whoever has the most money that the rest of us are scrambling like crazy just to keep from sliding off the field completely! And so few people even notice any of it at all - even when it affects them directly... like when their parent's shipping company goes under because they couldn't compete with a nationwide provider - all they seem to notice is the .36c they saved on their favorite shampoo (in a 8oz smaller, redesigned bottle... made by Johnson & johnson... sold at Wal-mart... made from cancer-causing chemicals & bottled by underpaid 3rd world workers in terrible working conditions and likely tested on animals or inmates and made desirable on TV and in magazines by high paid models/actors & even higher paid advertising companies) - yeah... I'm getting a bit despondent and really don't see things changing unless something *major* changes, which is extremely unlikely. Heck - we can't even get money out of our politics... which *should* be a no-brainer!
    SO - all we can do is what we CAN do - and try to enjoy our own lives & take pride in our own actions. At least... that's what I keep telling myself lol :violins:nervous emotishoot me emoti:hysterical:flagemoti
  5. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I only see a very expensive boxed set of FX 2017 films in which it's included, and one screener copy, which is more affordable but still $50 with shipping is too much (and technically screener copies are illegal to resell - they are the property of the distributor). Amazon has the book, and an audio CD but no film. I don't think it has been really released.
  6. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I think the movies were released previous to FX owning them. As for Maisel, there are only illegal copies available and they are expensive. Since Amazon is involved with their own copying (see New Yorker article), possibly some form of justice.

    Edit. I have a all-in-one television/VHS player. A reason to watch old movies???!!! Quick search 13 Bette movies with opening bid of $12.99!
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  7. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  8. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I see where the confusion is... I am talking about a specific movie that was done in 2017 with Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon who played Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in an FX production called Feud about the filming of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.
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  9. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Sorry, my mix up. So many company's own copyright to different movies now. So many different services demanding money for the property they own via acquisition. Not television but a for instance of Tiffany's being bought by LVMH luxury group. Not to mention the more than 200 companies that Amazon owns.
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