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  • Seven-Plus Films to Watch For the Vintage

    By Scott Daniels The film industry doesn't always get vintage right—and this doesn’t just apply to twentieth century set pieces. If you’ve seen the 1963 Cleopatra, which star Elizabeth Taylor found particularly embarrassing, you’ve seen some of the worst damage Hollywood can do, with 1960s hairdos and clothing styles all the rage in ancient Egypt. When a film misses the mark completely, coming up with costumes, settings and hairstyles which in no way reflect the period they are attempting...
  • Diehl Marcus & Company: LA’s Curious Goods

    Like the fabled shop Curious Goods from a TV show on long ago, there is a new shop in LA that delivers the rarest of classic sartorial wears, historical curiosities, better umbrellas, safari accouterments, classic books, Victorian atmosphere and a game of chess oft paired with a historic cocktail at their ever growing parties; This latest one being an honorable tribute to Ricky Jay, a man that opened the eyes and changed the lives of perceptive individuals through my own lifespan and...
  • Deco, Nouveau, & Crafts: Know Your Arts

    By Scott Daniels “Art Deco” may be the most misused identifier in the English speaking world. One sees objects and buildings from the entire sweep of the 20th century labeled “Art Deco” as a generic term meaning “fancy” (or so it seems). Art Deco is often confused with the Art Nouveau period, not in style but in carelessly applied naming, though the two are genetically as different as a locomotive and a lotus flower. To add confusion, the overlapping Arts & Crafts movement, with its subsets...
  • Three 20th Century Women's Fashion Game Changers

    By Scott Daniels The 20th century saw dramatic changes in fashion for women. Rereading that sentence, “dramatic” feels like too silly a word to use; comparing a dress from 1900 to one of the 1960s feels much more like witnessing the arrival of an entirely new species. Along the way, fashion houses, chiefly and famously found in Paris, helped further this major evolution, paired tightly with the personalities at their heads. Many designs were ground breaking and immediately identifiable as...
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-3-2018

    This is a new feature-- a weekly roundup of three hat finds from around the net. [URL]https://www.etsy.com/listing/590665422/size-7-34-vintage-1930s-stetson-raw-edge[/URL] Up first is size 7 3/4 1930s Stetson raw edge. Larger hats like this are tough to find these days, and this one appears to be in pretty good shape, especially after a clean and block. [URL]https://www.etsy.com/listing/610837453/size-7-34-vintage-1930s-stetson[/URL] Next is another large size 7 3/4 Zephyr Weight 1930s Stetson. This one is...
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