Oddball Films and curator Kat Shuchter bring you It's Not Easy Being Beautiful, a fun and fashionable night of vintage films that highlight the endless steps of beauty women must take on a daily basis, from makeup to hair to fashion to diet. Our beauty regime begins with glamorous undergarments, as we can see in the Special Edition segment on Frederick's of Hollywood (1970s), replete with sexy teddies and padded panties sold to you by frumpy old women. From there, we must build the foundation, with a creamy liquid foundation, of course, as we learn what goes into the makeup we pile on our faces in Accent on Beauty (1930s). Then, it's time to get dressed and JC Penney's has a whole fabulous array of frocks and sweater-sets for three young ladies on a cross-country shopping spree in The Scenemakers (1960). Learn how to stay beautiful, even as a beach bum, including how keep your clothes clean, or at least off, in the sexy short Beachcombing Belle (1949). Learn how to keep a trim figure and your hubby's admiration in the antiquatedly offensive Battle of the Bulge (1950). Once you're all dolled up, it's time to fight off the wolves howling at your sexy gams, as seen in Tex Avery's sexy fairytale Red Hot Red Riding Hood (1943). Beauty is not just for biological women, as the early and groundbreaking gender-bending portrait Behind Every Good Man (1965) demonstrates. And if you find you love spreading the beauty, you too can be like young Cindy and explore Beauty for a Career (1960s). With vintage cosmetics commercials, Tony Curtis hosting a poolside party for the winners of Miss Universe 1955, Jayne Mansfield knocking Mickey Rooney speechless at the 1958 Golden Globes and tons of other sexy surprises, it's bound to be one beautiful night for boys and girls alike!
Date: Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 558-8117