Movie night – ‘Bringing up Baby’ (1938).

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.

One of my favourite nighttime routines is setting my hair whilst watching an Old Hollywood movie. Not only does it keep me entertained whilst tending to my tresses, but it helps satiate the thirst for anything and everything vintage and inspire clothes and hair for the next day. Tonight we’re setting sponge rollers, and watching ‘Bringing up Baby’ (1938). Classic hair, classic film.
Many consider this to be one of the best Old Hollywood comedies made, and is has gone down in history as the epitome of the screwball comedy. It is undoubtedly a must-watch, so if you haven’t seen it – do it! Watching it through modern glasses, it is difficult not to notice the slightly silly and stereotypical portrayal of the sexes, with the dorky man and the manic woman. But the dreaminess and beauty of Old Hollywood is all the better when one looks past the debate of our time, and instead chooses to embrace the splendour of the past, allowing oneself to embrace the quirkyness and hilarity that ensues when the marvelous Katharine Hepburn works her magic.

As for the picture above, which is a promotional still – I can’t help but love that dress. Do any of you know of any purchaseable patterns that would work to make something similar to it?

Magdalena