Who has endorsed Out-of-Style?

Famous Genealogists

  • I have bought numerous History of Costume books, but none of them tell me what I need to know, in a manner I can easily access, absorb and utilize. Your book, Out-of-Style, is so easy to understand, I want to be the first to endorse it.

—  the late Caroline Rober
Past President of Southern California Association of Professional Genealogists

  • You have done a masterful job of defining your subject and your expertise in this field is unique… Your book promises to be a wonderful help to genealogist researchers everywhere. With great admiration for you.

—  Loretto (Lou) Szucs, Author
V.P. Community Relations, Executive Editor, Ancestry.com

  • A great reference book. I can’t wait to put it to use!

—  Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective

  • Having struggled many times to figure out when a photo was taken, I know how much this book is needed. Betty’s expertise will be helpful to all of us who depend on historical accuracy.

—  Juliana Smith, Ancestry.com Editor, Weekly Discovery

College and University Professors of Theatre

  • Teachers of Theatre will find this book to be a useful tool. This text helps technical theatre students create correctly styled costumes and helps performers create characters influenced by time appropriate attire.

—  Bart McHenry, Dean of Fine Arts and Media Technology,
Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California

  • FASCINATING! … I couldn’t put it down. The author shows how social development influenced how we dress. I would certainly include this book in my theatre classes for its value to future costumers, directors and actors.

—  Allen M. Zeltzer
Professor of Theatre, Emeritus, Cal-State University at Fullerton

Disney Designers

  • Many costume designers send sketches into the workroom with beautiful, but vague, artistic flourishes, leaving the actual interpretation to pattern makers. Betty’s sketches are beautiful, but easy to translate, because she knows where all the seams go.

—  Marlene Madrid
Retired Supervisor of the Disneyland Costume Workroom

  • “Drawing upon her years of costume design experience and love of social history, Betty gives the lay person or the professional designer an invaluable research tool. She does this simply and without the complexity one must wade through in other history of costume books. Her creativity and sense of humour jumps from every page. This is one of the most valued ‘go to’ books in my library with talking points new, even to me.”

—  Alyja Kalinich
Disneyland Costume Designer