erather writes: I finally got around to going to the exhibit of 2002 movie costumes at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) gallery in LA.

I had been looking forward to seeing the Two Towers costumes. But, although the exhibit was otherwise extremely interesting, the section marked for Lord of the Rings was completely vacant.

I asked an attendant where they were, and he said they were being used! A person came from New Zealand a few weeks ago, packed them tenderly, and took them back for the reshoots. They’ll return next year, he assures us!