October 03, 2011

whilst in the dentist chair

I went to the dentist today. I was sitting in the dentist chair waiting for him to come in. The fancy new chairs at his fancy new office all have flat screen TV's hooked up to the individual chairs. Fancy, fancy.
Well, I had to wait for a few minutes, and it just so happened that Ken Burn's new documentary Prohibition was playing on PBS. It took me a few minutes to figure out what it was. I was just captured by all the photos and video from the 20's.

That whole era is fascinating to me. The clothes especially.

How cool are those dresses? And those scarves on their heads. And their hats. And the shoes. And the socks with the dress shoes. That's style is back apparently, too.

And this photo, which just made me laugh. Now those are some puffed sleeves, Anne Shirley.

Prohibition is still running on PBS. You can watch it online too. It was fascinating to see how the Christians/church was influential in getting the law passed. And the how politicized the whole thing was with the war too. I learned a ton just from the 10 minutes I saw in the chair this morning.

***Side note: the hygienist came in while I was glued to the TV and changed the channel. I was like "what?!" Then she said, "Is that better? Or would rather what was on before?" To which I quickly answered "What was on before is great." I think she thought that The Today Show was more likely to interest a woman of my age and means, I suppose. But no thank you, mam. I'll take a documentary over just about anything.


leslie.kidd said...

lol ... your puffed sleeve comment is great! I'm fascinated by this time period as well. I so wish I was born in the flapper era! I love the clothes!

cottage girl said...

I can't look at puffed sleeves without thinking of Anne. They go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Allison Drew said...

These are sooooo great.