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Reel Talk: Lessons from the '50s

by Camille Juco and Zoe Laurente
Never show up for dinner underdressed.


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1956)



There’s no such thing as an off duty look.

Rear Window (1954)



Hollywood had a thing for casting young female leads opposite significantly older male actors.

Sabrina (1954)



Women were not slutty, simply suggestive.

Rear Window (1954)



Engagements were less complicated. Throw yourself at a man and chances are he’ll propose.

Funny Face (1957)

And God Created Woman (1956)



The Movie List:


All About Eve, Rebel Without A Cause, And God Created Woman, High Society, Designing Woman, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, To Catch A Thief, Rear Window, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Funny Face, An Affair To Remember