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Date: 11/11/13 8:20 PM

I watched The Thin Man last night and lost track of the plot because I was analyzing the dresses. I loved that striped thing with the spiral ruffle that Nora wore at the Christmas party. My other favorite was the fur coat with the Elizabethan collar. Anyone else an old movie fan for the sake of the costumes?

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Date: 11/11/13 8:33 PM

Yes, yes, yes!

If I could go back to any era that would be it. I love the way they dressed at that time. Or at least in the movies! Gowns at night, gorgeous dresses in the day, beautiful lingerie. The details were fabulous. It was all so glamorous.

I know in real life most people probably didn't dress that way but it would be fun at least for a while.

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Date: 11/11/13 8:46 PM

Absolutely! The 30s were my favorite, both style-wise and storyline, especially the early part of the decade. Shiny, sparkly, and bright. Nary a black dress anywhere. Would that we were rich, idol and thin!

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Date: 11/11/13 9:05 PM

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If I could go back to any era that would be it.

Well... the 1930's would be a bad place to go time-travelling for anything but fashion, I think.

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Date: 11/11/13 9:32 PM

True!

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Date: 11/11/13 10:33 PM

But the fantasy, for the comfort-starved public at the time, what a gift...

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Date: 11/12/13 1:32 AM

Tsk, Joan, don't go dragging dismal reality into it! Just think of Jean Harlow in one of those long bias cut gowns... the hats... the bags... the shoes.

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Date: 11/12/13 7:25 AM

Now I need to watch The Thin Man again. Yes, I get caught up in the old movies for the costumes and the decor. Some beautiful details in the homes and buildings.

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Date: 11/12/13 8:12 AM

LOL--about a year ago I actually pinged The Heroine's Closet asking her to clone Nora's candy cane confection. She was sympathetic but told me she was focusing on clothes women would actually wear! So yes, there are a number of films I watch for the clothes, and the Thin Man is right there at the top. I also like to the suit Rosalind Russell wears in His Girl Friday.--check out that stripe-matching. Masterful! It's about the only thing she wears in the entire movie, but it's completely perfect.

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Date: 11/12/13 9:19 AM

Oh, I love checking out the clothes in old movies...any movie, actually. When we saw Lincoln, I kept commenting to my husband about the clothing. "Those are hand worked buttonholes!" "Look at that lace!" "I wish they'd show a close-up of that bodice."

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