Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The wartime 1940s in film (then)


There is no other film that depicts the 40s better than "The Women," and just about any vintage fashion lover will tell you that. The costumes are by the amazing Gilbert Adrian, and let me tell you, they are fabulous.

You can skip the Meg Ryan version from what? 2008? It doesn't deserve to share the name with the original. You may, on the other hand, watch this one repeatedly.

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5 comments:

  1. Well thats the odd part, it did reflect such a good clash of the 40s and ending thirties cause it was made in what? THE ONLY YEAR IN HOLLYWOOD THAT MATTERS, 1939!!!!!


    NOW YOU NEED TO DO A POST ON THE 1956 VERSION CALLED THE OPPOSITE SEX!

    MOST BASH IT CAUSE THEY DONT THINK ITS AS GOOD AS THE 1939 ORIGINAL WHICH, ALTHOUGH VERY HARD TO BEAT, THE 1956 VERSION IS STILL GOLDEN HONEY!

    THE FASHIONS IN THE 1956 VERSION ARE TOOO DIEEEEE FORRRR! HONEY THAT DAMN DELORES GRAY IS A FASHION ICON!! THOSE TRIPLE BOUFANT DRESSES WERE MADE BY ANGELS HONEY!

    GOSH....I KNOW I WAS BORN IN THE WRONG DECADE...LOL

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  2. Oh geez, you are right! 1939 was THE year, and that's when it came out. Now I need to find a movie from the New Look era........

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  3. Oh, thanks for this post, I have been wanting to watch some forties film for awhile and was wondering where to start. Do you know where I can access old film online, as my local DVD store is awefull....

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  4. You are so right--the older version is the ONLY one to watch. The fashions are so over the top!

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  5. I am partial to "The Group." I would wear EVERYTHING in that movie

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