Category Archives: Style in film

Editorial: She’s Earned Those Stripes

Jean Arthur in “The Talk of the Town”, 1942 | Columbia Pictures   The Editorial: thoughts, short stories or essays about the world of cinema   Nora Shelley is wearing a men’s striped oversized pajamas when the entire town barges … Read More

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Ruggedly Masculine: Rod Taylor in “The Birds”

Rod Taylor in “The Birds”, 1963 | Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions   Who else believes Rod Taylor and his style in The Birds are underrated? Because this is what I think. He is just as underrated as Tippi Hedren and … Read More

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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 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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