Spring is finally in the air (sort of), so it seems like high time to check out trendy resort wear for warmer weather via a newsreel from 1932. For this particular fashion show, the models' runway is a boat cruising the Thames. I don't know what time of the year this took place, but it does appear that the spectators and the crew are much more warmly dressed than the poor models. As for the famous "film folk" that make a cameo - I'm afraid I don't have a clue. Anyone recognize them?
What struck me most, however, was how modern the clothes looked. These styles were new more than eighty years ago, yet most of them could go striding along the beach now and look just as fashionable. The more things change....
"Father Thames' Daughters": Video courtesy of British Pathé, 1932.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.