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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...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, Daycare Pioneer

    By Scott Daniels A Young boy naps at the Swan Island Daycare Center, Portland, Oregon First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is rightfully credited with many accomplishments. She may in fact be the most hardworking, perhaps the most important presidential wife ever to occupy the White House. Other First Ladies have done great things and made significant contributions to our national life. Yet, Mrs. Roosevelt stands in a class alone, pushing her cautious husband into liberal policies he may not...
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-14-2018

    Once again, it's our weekly roundup of three vintage hats you should buy today. [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-7-1-4-1950s-Macys-Cavanagh-edge-brown-fur-felt-fedora-mens-hat/401536208385[/URL] Up first is a 1950s brown tall-crown fedora with a Cavanagh Edge branded for Macy's in size 7-1/4. [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Grey-Featherweight-Felt-Italian-Cervo-Fedora-Hat-EU-61-UK-7-1-2-US-7-5-8/372295175202[/URL] Next we have a grey early-1960s Cervo Featherweight in size 7-5/8. I'm a big fan of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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