Chapters 1-3 of “Hollywood and History” by Maeder

Analyse chapters 1, 2, and 3 of “Hollywood and History: Costume Design in Film” by Edward Maeder and discuss why inaccuracies exist in the costumes for almost every period film.

What are some of the reasons he identifies for these inaccuracies? Do you think these inaccuracies add or detract from the storytelling? What was the most important factor driving hair and makeup design in Hollywood period films? Why is it that hair and makeup are so rarely accurately depicted in period films? Who created the first makeup designed specifically for use in films? Who were two film costume designers whose work was a constant inspiration to fashion designers during the classic studio era? How did elements of period film costumes end up in contemporary fashion?