“A Melvyn Douglas Kind of Lover” — John Wilson in Full Dress at the BBC

The screen world of the 30s was a golden time for men’s full formal wear — and the erotic sphere gained by it

Full dress, aka white-tie: an ensemble that includes tails, wing-collared shirt, hand-tied white bow tie usually in a cotton pique or fine grosgrain, and corresponding white waistcoat, traditionally three buttoned and cut low to

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Cantara Christopher

Cantara Christopher

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Memoirist. Musicologist. Retired movie actress. I write about US-UK movies / books / music / radio+tv / culture. Writer's diary at https://ko-fi.com/cantara.