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    If you haven't see it yet, this is on CNN on Sunday night. It's actually quite good.
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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    I love this documentary and am so glad it's going to be aired again!

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    Been wanting to see this, thanks for the memo!
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    Thanks for sharing this, I'll keep this date in mind.
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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    This seems cool!
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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    This seems cool!
    It really is. It was shown commercial-free on one of the cable channels a few years ago, and I watched it over and over again. It's filmed with humor, sensitivity and real understanding of the times, motivations and people involved. What an era, what a confluence of energies! The soundtrack is wonderful, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    It really is. It was shown commercial-free on one of the cable channels a few years ago, and I watched it over and over again. It's filmed with humor, sensitivity and real understanding of the times, motivations and people involved. What an era, what a confluence of energies! The soundtrack is wonderful, too.
    This is new. It premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    This is new. It premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
    I think this is the one Bonnette is thinking of. Now I want to see both of them!

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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I think this is the one Bonnette is thinking of. Now I want to see both of them!

    Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012)
    https://www.allmovie.com/movie/ultra...alston-v514329
    Yes, that's it! Thank you Cook,bot, I knew the movie I saw had a jazzier name than "Halston," thought they had repacked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    Yes, that's it! Thank you Cook,bot, I knew the movie I saw had a jazzier name than "Halston," thought they had repacked it.
    Forum software wouldn't let me edit...meant to say "repackaged," not "repacked." Anyway, it's just great. Can't wait to see the latest documentary, too.

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    Dior and I (2015)

    The same production company also did this one, which I liked very much as well, despite knowing less than nothing about the fashion industry, or even thinking I'd find it all that interesting, but it was.
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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    There wasn't much about perfume in this, but there was one telling segment where it went into detail about the launch of Halston for Women, and how it became wildly popular at the time (mid 1970s), Halston had designed the bottle and it was a radical departure from anything around back then, with no words or labels on the bottle, just a ribbon around the neck of the tearshaped bottle. The bean-counters hated it but Halston got his way.

    Cue ahead into the 1980s though, after Halston had lost control of his brand, and the bottle was changed, uglified, and the perfume changed, the animalic skankiness so prominent in the opening completely gone. Naturally, these original vintage versions are hard to come by now, and expensive, but I think it's still in production, however remotely related it is to what it once was, a floral chypre that some might find nostalgically charming.
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    I, um, "procured" a copy of the 2019 doc and watched it last night. It was pretty informative, but the production values are terrible and the framing device is kind of juvenile (a low-level administrative clerk in the Halston organization who becomes the narrator). They do things like zoom in on a print copy of a newpaper article to illustrate their current point in the story, but only pan across half of a sentence, just enough to annoy you.

    It's a fairly typical decline-and-fall-via-hubris story. Elsa Peretti is pretty damned entertaining, though. And if you want to see a lot of 70-year-old former models with a lot of bad plastic surgery, this is your ticket.
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    A little harsh, but I agree with you about the framing device part being hokey. I thought the production values were fine though, especially considering the company that acquired "Halston" destroyed so much of the archival footage, seemingly just out of spite. I imagine he pissed-off a lot of people, who were now his bosses, but that's what control-freaks and genuises often do, which makes the sale all the more inexplicable. I think it's also well beyond the typical decline-and-fall story though, just because of who Halston was, for a brief period a larger than life figure in American pop culture. The glee with which his company was torn apart (partly though his own hubris and fiscal mismanagement) by the corporation that acquired Halston was bone-chilling.

    His niece was on CNN a little while ago, doing a promo piece for it.
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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    Will try to check this out next Sunday.
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    That was a great perfume - so many layers to it in it's original iteration, as if twirling around in a skirt gave off another smell. And it was affordable to the masses.
    How do you know what a French whorehouse smells like?

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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    Quote Originally Posted by Zilpha View Post
    That was a great perfume - so many layers to it in it's original iteration, as if twirling around in a skirt gave off another smell. And it was affordable to the masses.
    It was wonderful. I first met it in the late '70s on a tres chic friend who wore only Halston and Bal a Versailles scents, and who was the first person I ever knew to wear vintage fashions from the '40s and '50s.

    I bought a modern bottle when I first joined Basenotes and it was just sad, sad, sad. Would so love to have a bottle of the old stuff.

    My most prized wardrobe acquisition in the '70s was a hip-length Halston swingcoat in fawn-colored Ultrasuede. I wore that thing 'til it was in tatters. In the '90s I bought & sold several pieces of Halston luggage that was covered in Ultrasuede. Gorgeous, but utterly impractical. There were several pieces of it shown in the documentary during his big trip to China.
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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    Husband and I just watched this doc. It was enlightening. Learned more about the man than I knew before. It was great seeing all those old designs.

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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    Thought it was well done.
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    Looking forward to watching this documentary shortly and learning about this individual since I didn't know much about him.
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    Default Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    Coincidentally, TMC had a Dustin Hoffman day of movies today, and they played 'Tootsie' , of course. The final scene has Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange, with her asking 'Dorothy'/Michael if she could borrow his Halston dress, while wearing what looked like a Halston ultraseude coat.

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