Monday, 20 October 2014
Sunday, 12 October 2014
More polka dots - can't keep away from them....
Busby Berkeley's swansong and what a way to go! A feast on the eye from beginning to end with little in the way of plot
(a good thing). Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Benny Goodman, a hundred chorus girls doing interesting things with bananas
and all in stunning technicolor. Classic Berkeley routines, real dancing, fabulous songs, stunning gowns, amazing fantasy sets,
jive, Benny Goodman and his orchestra, neon polka dots. FRUIT.
This is a musical film as it should be, 90% of it production numbers, a litttle romance, a little sentiment and a little comedy.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Harella coat advert,October 1949
Harella coat in the flesh, House & Garden October 1949
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Polka dots have been fashionable since the 1840s when the polka craze swept Europe and in the typical way of advertising everything possible was connected to the new fashion.
French late 1920s
Katherine Hepburn in Woman of the Year 1942
Lanvin Castillo 1956
American import 1961
The Who c1965
Yves Saint Laurent 1992
Monica Belucci in Tatler (Russia) December 2011
Miu Miu 2013