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Dishing the Dirt on Design

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Beverly Hills, CA




With a flair for the mischievous and with an eye for intrigue, Ann and Eleanor will reveal the stories behind the design and interview some of the most renowned names in the world of design.




And Don't Decorate It

As a follow-up to The Getty Exhibition entitled “Overdrive: Los Angeles Constructs the Future, 1940-1990”

Duration: 00:50:30

What Drives L.A.?

Los Angeles is a city unlike any other. It has evolved through a complicated series of subtexts and has embraced a broad spectrum of urban and suburban themes. Join Getty Museum curators Wim de Wit and Christopher Alexander as they discuss the upcoming exhibition entitled “Overdrive: Los Angeles Constructs the Future, 1940-1990” in conjunction with “Pacific Standard Time: Modern Architecture in L.A.”

Duration: 00:38:05

Dressed for Success

Famed costume designer Deborah Landis, known for her iconic designs for such movies as “Animal House,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Coming to America,” will entertain listeners with stories from her thirty-year career working with legendary directors such as John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Louis Malle, and Costa Gravas. She will discuss her latest project as senior guest curator for the blockbuster exhibition “Hollywood Costume” at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum as well as her latest...

Special Encore Presentation: Traditional Design in Modern Times

“You have to know the rules first before you can break them.” Two renowned names in the field of design, architect Marc Appleton and interior designer Darrell Schmitt, will discuss their traditional approaches to architecture and interior design in light of the trend toward contemporary design in these modern times. Both have maintained an elegance in their designs that speak to connections with human scale and subtleties, while incorporating historical contexts within the foundations of...

Duration: 00:38:07

Case Studies in Design

Architect Dion Neutra, son of Richard Neutra, and filmmaker Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, will speak on the legacies of their forbearers as well as their own current projects. Dion Neutra will discuss preservation issues of modern buildings, and Eames Demetrios will talk about his ongoing worldwide project, an alternate history of the world entitled Kcymaerxthaere.

Duration: 00:50:17

Uncommon Scents

Perfume expert and author Denise Hamilton will reveal the stories behind the history of perfume, the subtle and not-so-subtle ingredients of perfume alchemy, and how scents rise and fall in popularity through the ages. Denise will discuss the marketing of perfumes and how celebrities have scents created for them. She will also divulge some of the common myths about perfume as well as discuss the proper ways to wear and store perfume.

Duration: 00:35:23

Paul Revere Williams, Architect to the Stars

Often described as “Architect to the Stars,” Paul Williams left an indelible mark on architecture during a prolific career that spanned almost 60 years. The first African-American member and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he became known for designs which were stylized and elegant. He had an extraordinary capability with Southern California historical styles, yet he was equally comfortable with modern design. His vast body of work stretches from Beverly Hills and New York...

Duration: 00:37:08