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- November 21, 1983
- Vol. 20
- No. 21
Hang up those torn sweatshirts Jennifer Beals popularized in Flashdance. The new look will be from the movie Swing Shift, starring Goldie Hawn as a World War II Rosie the Riveter. The rage will be 1940s war-plant garb—snoods, ankle-tabbed trousers, bomber jackets and goggles. For after-hours, hot '40s items include bare-midriff play-suits, decorated blouses, draped dresses, heavy shoulder padding, narrow-waisted jackets, wide-brimmed hats and glitzy costume jewelry....
Hollywood's current fashion uniform for men is The Right Stuff took. Even though the movie started slowly at the box office, crewcuts, khakis, coveralls (loaded with zippers), flight jackets, combat boots and paratrooper gear are making a splash. The movie's hero, Chuck Yeager, (see page 70) is even endorsing a Right Stuff clothing line being promoted by Delco batteries. Fashion photographer Bruce Weber, who has been snapping portraits of would-be U.S. Olympians for the January issue of Interview, reports that a number of male athletes are likewise sporting John Glenn buzz cuts.
Though Flashdance chic may be waning, the movie's director, Adrian Lyne, is waxing strong, with two more movies already lined up. The first, called 9½ Weeks, is based on Elizabeth McNeill's sadomasochistic love story, though Lyne contends, "The film won't be pornographic. It's about the extremities of love, but it's not S&M." He wants Mickey (Diner) Rourke for the male lead, but hasn't decided on a leading lady. In January 1985, Lyne hopes to begin filming Silence, an Allan Carr project about a black mute woman from Chicago's South Side who falls in love with a white doctor. Lyne wants Diana Ross to star. "She's interested," says Lyne. "I'm thrilled."
The risqué red-beaded gown Joan Collins models on the cover of Playboy's Christmas issue is up for auction, for a charity to be determined, and a pricey little number it is. Bids start at $10,000 and may be sent to Jeran Designs, 8381 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90048 by Dec. 15. The bargain-minded, however, can get copies of the dress for a mere $3,500. Actor Tom Bosley's wife, Patricia Carr, has ordered one in white—a logical choice since she'll be wearing the daring garment to the White House for the Reagans' Christmas party. Now that's what politicians call taking the plunge.
NBC's St. Elsewhere won't need a defibrillator on the set now that heartthrob Mark Harmon has joined the cast. His fans will be glad to know that Harmon, who plays mustached plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Caldwell, is scripted to show more skin—at least between his nose and mouth. In an episode to air Dec. 28, Caldwell decides to shave his mustache while on duty at the hospital. During this delicate procedure, he's called into surgery, which he performs with half his mustache missing. Because of the show's shooting schedule, Harmon had to wait 48 hours before completing his shave. Surprisingly, he didn't get much lip from people on the street, who apparently are blasé about bizarre appearances. Reasons Harmon, "The punk movement helps."
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