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Editorial: Driving Steve McQueen (When Porsche Beat Ford)

Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset in “Bullitt”, 1968 | Solar Productions   It’s the car, it’s the casual elegance, it’s this time of year, it’s the times. It was Steve McQueen’s Mustang – a very fast, dark green 1968 Ford … Read More

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Fit for Autumn: The ‘70s Style of The Streets of San Francisco

Michael Douglas in “The Street of San Francisco” | Quinn Martin Productions, Warner Brothers   Seventies Michael Douglas. There’s nothing quite like The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977) to help me transit and settle into an autumn routine, however different … Read More

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The Culture Trip: September Newsletter

The Classiq Journal monthly newsletter goes out every first Sunday of the month, bringing you a personal round-up of books, films, music, podcasts, talks and adventure stories. Read More

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The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood

Sam Wasson doesn’t force depth and emotion into his writing, and that’s why I love his writing. It flows naturally and vividly, it keeps you engaged, it is unpredictable yet beautifully constructed, it is accelerating and seamlessly connecting phrases even when he leaps from one idea to another, from one time to another, as it takes you back to the making of a masterpiece, Chinatown. Read More

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The Birth of the Androgynous Look: Greta Garbo in “The Single Standard”

It was 1929 when Greta Garbo introduced trousers into women’s fashion, when she appeared in her lover’s clothes in The Single Standard. It was Garbo who paved the way for Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn. She invented the androgynous look. Read More

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