Old Movies Are Refreshing And Soaps Are A Wonderful Fashion Gauge

Everyone who reads this blog knows just how much I love movies.  Some friends of mine even call me “an old movie buff” and I have withstood the term until this week.  This week I MV5BMzg5MDAzMzk5OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzA0OTAyMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR2,0,214,317_AL_realized just how many old movies and old shows I watch during the day.

Thursday I watched The Three Stooges Meet Hercules and The Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze.  The latter one caused me to chuckle and downright laugh a couple of times.  I loved seeing the fashions of 1962 and ’63.  I can remember a lot since I was two and a half years old, but fashion is not one of them.

I find the fashion of yesteryear more beautiful and somehow more functional than those of today.  The men look so handsome and masculine and the women look feminine while their attitude shows just how strong they are.  Yes, there were social problems back then.  There are social problems today.  And, most of the time, the good guys won.  Only in the late Sixties were anti-heroes pushed forward in the movies and in the Seventies.  They are reflections of the times.  The people were more hopeless and the movie industry reflected this.  True, not all movies during this time were sad and depressing, but a good number of them were.

Very little in today’s society is wonderful and positive.  There are wars, Ebola, terrorist threats, radical Islāmic militants threatening the entire world, and people need to forget, for a little while, all of their troubles for a couple of hours and watch the good guys win.  Movies are beginning to reflect this need, and I am glad to see the trend happen.  The people need this and it is being reflected in ticket sales.

Another reflection I have noticed is fashion in soaps.  There are a couple of soaps still on television and I love them even if I don’t watch them so much any more.  Thursday I forgot and left the TV on after the afternoon news I did not watch and Days of Our Lives came on.  It has been so long since I watched the show I really don’t know what is going on, and I enjoyed looking up from the computer every so often to see what was happening.  As one of the female characters was getting ready to go out I noticed her style of dress had changed.  She looked more elegant and her hair was different from a few years past.  She looked good.  This is when I started noticing how different the clothing style was on the show from what I see on the streets here in Lexington.

The style on the show was autumn friendly without being bulky.  Seeing the beautiful clothes is when I decided I am going to watch this soap next week and begin working toward changing my wardrobe.  It needs to be changed anyway because I haven’t bought any new clothes for a while.  Sometimes TV is good for more than just wasting and passing time.

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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2 Responses to Old Movies Are Refreshing And Soaps Are A Wonderful Fashion Gauge

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    While taking care of my mother the last few months, I have been subjected to hours of “The Young and the Restless.” I’m afraid I spent more time sorting out just who was married to whom, along with who had been previous married to whom but divorced, who was married to people who were presumed dead but for whom there was no positive ID on the body, and who was seeing whom without worrying or even in spite of marriage.

    My favorite “fashion”? The bed sheets that somehow cover the guys only to their waist but cover the women to just above their breasts. You never see those sheets in stories. There must be a special company that makes them only for TV and the movies.

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