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Fashion Files – Oct. 2017

By Diana Cavagnaro | Fashion Files

Muses of the Old Globe

“Muses of the Old Globe” is an exciting new exhibit at the Women’s Museum of California.

There have been many women who have played a major role in the Globe’s history, beginning with the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition up to the present, including actors, stage directors, playwrights, craftspeople, and business leaders. This exhibit is about these exceptional women who have made a difference.

Elizabethan dress from 1998 production “As you Like It” (Photo by Diana Cavagnaro)

There are a number of standouts among the muses on display.

Peggy Kellner designed costumes and sets for over 200 shows at the Globe between 1955 and 1978. She worked hand in hand with producing director Craig Noel and sometimes had a budget as little as $25 per show.

Darlene Marcos Shiley has been a huge contributor to the Globe for over four decades. She set up the Shiley artist-in-residence program and funds full scholarships for Master of Fine Arts students at the University of San Diego, to name a few.

Beah Richards was a talented African-American who was an artist, a poet, a playwright, and actress who apprenticed at the Globe early in her career. She went on to receive an Oscar nomination and an Emmy award.

Helen Edison was instrumental in the success of the Old Globe’s campaign to rebuild after the 1978 fire. Her gift of $1 million made it possible to continue with the rebuilding.

Marion Ross wore this dress in “The Last Romance” (2010). (Photo by Diana Cavagnaro)

Actress Marion Ross is a Globe treasure, performing in many Old Globe stage productions. Ross graduated from Point Loma High School and went on to graduate from San Diego State College before becoming a contract player at Paramount Studio, where she did lots of TV work. She is best known for the sitcom series “Happy Days,” receiving five Emmy nominations. She was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001.

Valeda Turner is most closely associated with her majesty Queen Elizabeth at the Old Globe festivities on the green each year.

Delza Martin served on the Globe’s board of directors for 51 years and was instrumental in bringing Craig Noel back to the Globe in 1947. Actress Irma Macpherson created the community theatre’s Junior Theatre Workshop in 1948 and founded the Globe Guilders auxiliary.

Delza Martin served on the Globe’s board of directors for 51 years and was instrumental in bringing Craig Noel back to the Globe in 1947. Actress Irma Macpherson created the community theatre’s Junior Theatre Workshop in 1948 and founded the Globe Guilders auxiliary.

Come discover these wonderful stories and more, about the distinguished women of the Old Globe. This delightful exhibit was curated by Darlene Gould Davies.

The Women’s Museum of California, the only standalone museum of women’s history in the country, is located at 2730 Historic Decatur Road in Liberty Station. The exhibit runs through Oct. 29.

For an enjoyable evening, try Friday Night Liberty on Oct. 6. You can visit all the museums and shops during this fun night. For more information, visit womensmuseumca.org.

Fur Ball Gala

The San Diego Humane Society presented the 31st annual Fur Ball Gala on Sept. 9.

Guests arrived for this festive occasion with all their furry friends. The dogs donned their best and some even had coordinating outfits with their owners. Channel 8 anchor, Barbara Lee Edwards, was

(l to r) Taylor Miller and Paul Mears (with Milani and Marchesa) at the Fur Ball Gala. (Photo by Diana Cavagnaro)

The dogs donned their best and some even had coordinating outfits with their owners. Channel 8 anchor, Barbara Lee Edwards, was emcee for the evening.

Co-chairs were Colleen Blackmore Reilly, Mary Drake and Charna Sugar. Lifelong animal lovers Sandy and Ed Burr were honored for their support of the San Diego Humane Society programs and services.

Guests enjoyed a dinner and wine selections by Chef Jeffrey Strauss, owner of Pamplemousse Grill. Andrea Corso was the auction chair for this entertaining evening, which concluded with dancing to the music of Haute Chile.

The San Diego Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that shelters and adopts animals, provides training classes, investigates animal cruelty and neglect and presents educational programs.

With a mission to inspire compassion, they have three campuses in the region; San Diego, Escondido, and Oceanside.

If you missed the best party in town, visit sdhumane.org.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 4–8 | Fashion Week San Diego — The VIP party will be hosted Oct. 4; art and beauty will be showcased Oct. 5; runway shows take place Friday and Saturday; and the trunk show will take place Sunday, Oct. 8. For locations and tickets, visit fashionweeksd.com.

Oct. 6–8 | Gaslight Steampunk Expo — The Lolita fashion show will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7; Flights of Fancy Fashion Show at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7; Victorian Fashion Show and Ice Cream social on Sunday at 1 p.m. For more information, visit gaslightexpo.org.

Oct. 24 | Vintage Vibe with Lipstick Collection — Join Zandra Rhodes for this fashion show and luncheon at the Westgate Hotel beginning at 11:30 a.m. For tickets, visit westgatehotel.com.

—Diana Cavagnaro is an internationally renowned couture milliner based in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Learn more about our hat designer, teacher and blogger at DianaCavagnaro.com.

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