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Message Board > Vintage Sewing > Turner Classic Movie channel (TCM) on Comcast ( Moderated by JEF)

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The fashions are often fabulous
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Date: 7/20/07 3:55 PM

Does anyone enjoy watching this as much as I do?

I enjoy this cable channel immensely. Last night was a more unknown Fred Astaire/ Ginger Rogers movie and the fashions were out of this world. Wonderful bias cut and strapless gowns. So fun to see those thirties fashions on the beauties of the day. I just love to see how everyone was turned out.

Then today was another oddball movie with Gene Kelly. Often I don't follow the plot too closely-I keep it on as background then periodically look and see what the fashions are.

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Date: 7/20/07 4:08 PM

I agree completely. Did anyone else happen to see a recent movie, "A Very Long Engagement" with the french actress Audrey Tautou? It had the most exquisite clothes! But sadly not a great film. Audrey's blouse

-- Edited on 7/20/07 4:08 PM -- Suit Suit also Nice gloves!
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Date: 7/20/07 7:24 PM

I am an old movie fan for many reasons, including the fashions--from all eras. I don't have cable anymore, but I miss TCM.

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Date: 7/20/07 10:37 PM

I love watching these movies too. My favorite is "The Women". It has amazing dialogue, very quick repartee, a totally female cast, and the most amazing clothes ever, of course by Edith Head. A lot of the movie takes place in a "fashion salon" where the clothes are paraded out by models to the wealthy clientele. Talk about a platform! So keep your eyes out for that one. I, too am guilty of also watching some two star movies just to see the clothes. They sure knew how to make and wear suits in those old movies.

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Date: 7/20/07 10:47 PM

OMG! The Women is my absolute favorite. What about that beach ensemble with the "hand" closure? Crazy!

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Date: 7/21/07 3:23 AM

Madame X with Lana Turner is a favorite of mine that is shown only rarely on TCM. But I LOVE her wardrobe in that movie!

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Date: 7/21/07 8:05 AM

Count me in, too! I love to tape these old flicks or Netflix them so I can watch while I'm on the treadmill. Seeing the wonderful styles keeps me motivated to keep working out!

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Date: 7/21/07 8:16 AM

I love the "Thin Man" series. Not just for the clothes, but Mryna Loy always looked fabulous, even just to walk the dog.

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Date: 7/21/07 10:30 AM

I love AMC and TCM, too. While I was checking their offerings for today, I ran across the original Parent Trap movie (c. 1961) on another channel, and was struck by the amazing similarities between the new Fall 2007 patterns and the clothes worn by Hayley Mills and Maureen O'Hara in that movie.

Acid green suit with with portait collar compared to McCall 5478

Maureen O'Hara wearing McCall 5466

Other similarities : Maureen O'Hara in a peasant-neckline top or a shirtwaist dress, Hayley Mills in a scoop-neck jumper in a few scenes and shorts and cropped vest combination in other scenes...

If you have the opportunity, watch the movie (mute it, if necessary) to see where this fall's "new" designs came from. Fascinating!

ETA A better picture of that green suit, even though it's B&W.... The suit
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Date: 7/21/07 11:43 AM

The Women (durn, can't find the beach ensemble!)
Joan Evening gowns More gowns Joan's endangered species hat nice little article
-- Edited on 7/21/07 11:47 AM --
P.S. the costume designer is the great ADRIAN, who also costumed The Wizard of Oz, Marie Antoinette and Anna Karenina.
-- Edited on 7/21/07 12:34 PM --

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