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What’s in Store for Mr. Selfridge Wardrobe in Season 2?

2 Dec

PBS Mr. Selfridge is set to make its second season debut next year. The series is currently filming in the UK, and will pick up in 1914, which will mark the store’s fifth anniversary.  But just like Downton Abbey, the time frame means that the characters (and the business) are all about to be greatly affected by the impending world war.[1] Aside from the great characters and story, costume designer James Keast, is excellent at defining for audiences, characters social class and aspirations through wardrobe. One of the most fun and interesting character transformations to watch is character Agnes Towler portrayed by Aisling Loftus.  Keast demonstrates the characters cleverness and creativity with colorful accessories as she climbs the corporate ladder.

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The President of the United States: The Men Behind The Title

17 Oct

2nd. article in our 6 week series on Hollywood Politics Inside & Out

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. 1  These words have been spoken by many men since George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States on April 30, 1789.  There have been many films that have been made in Hollywood about different Presidents.  One that comes to mind is JFK directed by Oliver Stone because it deals with the single bullet theory.  This film bears mentioning here because of the recent passing of Arlen Specter.  Arlen Specter was instrumental in the Warren Comission and came up with the “single bullet theory”.2

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