We are down to the final 20 hours in our STANLEY MARCUS Kickstarter campaign. With $554 to our $20,000 goal remaining we need to bring in just $27.70/hour. We have one foot in the door thanks to all of the wonderful Backers.
Sundance Film Festival sent out the following tweet today: @sundancefest #Sundance alum Michael Cain documents impact of Stanley Marcus, of famed @NeimanMarcus. Support this best-dressed doc: http://kck.st/PRWJQk
At this time we ask that you send out the campaign link one last time to all of your friends, family and co-workers. If you have a Twitter account please RT Sundance's last minute plug. Sundance Institure has also made the Stanley Marcus doucmentary an official selection on their Kickstarter curated page. This is a big win as they will be tracking the film over the course of production, post-production and up to the premiere.
The direct link to the STANLEY MARCUS Kickstarter campaign is below.
We look forward to sharing more with you after the close of our Kickstarter. We have heard from many of you regarding your interest in the project. If anyone has any suggestions or something to share, drop us a line! Feel free to share a story or tell us more about what you would like to see.
THANK YOU so much! We truly are grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you.
The M3 Films Team
The news that Karl Lagerfeld intends to produce one of his famous fashion extravaganzas in Dallas shouldn’t overly surprise long-time fans of Neiman Marcus – particularly not those of us familiar with the impact of Stanley Marcus on European designers and manufacturers after World War II.
As M3 Films has heard directly from several of our recent interview subjects, most notably Massimo Ferragamo, Mr. Stanley’s post-war support helped secure the future, the very existence even, of some of today’s most notable fashion houses. Monsieur Lagerfeld candidly credits NM with Coco Chanel’s phenomenal success, her post-war collections having been derided by the French press but instantly recognized for their merit by the fabulous store on the North Texas prairie. Indeed, Stanley’s admiration for French style culminated in his choice of France for the first NM Fortnight celebration in 1957 along with the single recipient of the NM Fashion Award that year, Coco Chanel. Her visit to Dallas is legendary, including a hilarious incident involving her disdain for Texas barbeque which wound up on Elizabeth Arden’s shoes!
As we quickly approach the final hours of our Kickstarter Campaign, we thank you humbly and sincerely for your support. We also encourage you to continue to “spread the word” as we secure funds for interviews with some of the most iconic names in European fashion this spring. Together we will document a life in Texas history unlike any other.
With 46 hours remaining in our campaign and just under $2000 to goal we ask that you not hold back in forwarding out the campaign. Thank you to all of our generous Backers. We appreciate the support!
The M3 Films Team
When Stanley Marcus honored Salvatore Ferragamo with the Neiman Marcus Award in 1947, the Ferragamo Family knew they would finally emerge from the darkness of World War II into a bright future. The power of Mr. Stanley’s recognition and support of the company was so impressed upon the Ferragamo children that when he was invited into their Florentine home for dinner some years later, the youngest son, Massimo, thought they might be having a visit from the Pope! In time, Massimo became chairman of Ferragamo USA and today credits Mr. Stanley’s retail marketing genius in promoting the “secrets” of Italian manufacturers to an eager American public, thus helping to establish brands like Ferragamo, Pucci and Missoni as virtual household names in the US.
Last fall, M3’s crew visited Massimo in the company’s elegant showrooms above the landmark Salvatore Ferragamo store on New York’s Fifth Avenue where he was eager to celebrate the great relationship with his company and NM, a relationship dating back to the late 1920s.
The M3 Films Team