Friday, October 01, 2010

movie inspiration: Foreign Intrigue (1956)

[click first pic to watch instantly on netflix]

This is along the lines of Mr. Arkadin, but it's not done by Orson Welles so it's no where near as good. Still, these are my favorite kinds of films - post-war pan-European mystery/adventures. Robert Mtchum is in this one and is great as always. But what intrigued me most was this:

While I agree that the new Balmain collection is terribly dull, let us remember what real Balmain was all about -

I also love this pastel femme fatale ensemble -

+++EDIT - to be clear - that hat is just a regular wool felt beret she's wearing, just like you can still get today. Wikipedia says people have been wearing berets since the Bronze Age, which I think is wild.
In fact that whole outfit can be bought new today - and for the last 80 years.


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