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Legendary costume designer Pete Menefee shares his story on Showgirls Life
This week’s episode features the legendary costume designer, Pete Menefee. Firstly, he shares about how he transitioned to costume design from dancing. His idea that “designing for cabaret is like learning a new language” is fascinating. Secondly, we talk about his work with Donn Arden—most importantly his designs for Jubilee!
Pete has won Emmys for his designs in Hollywood. Consequently, he shared some fun historical anecdotes about designing for the biggest Hollywood names. He shared his thoughts on the future of topless revues. Intriguing!! Pete is a fantastic storyteller. You’re in for a treat!
Mentioned on the show
Pete mentioned a few TV specials that featured his designs. Here is Lynda Carter with KISS. See his costumes in her Body and Soul (1984) special below. Plus, enjoy watching Shirley MacLaine’s Choreographers.
August 2020 Monthly Bonus episode
Second bonus episode, August 2020 guests roundup, is available exclusively for members! There are a few juicy bits that didn’t make the public cut. Have a listen by clicking the link below.
Featuring Pete Menefee, Nikki Adamo, Randall Patterson, Rosemary Tall DeHart & Frieda Bronfin-Morgan.
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