Originally Posted by Despos
Post depression era spawned a time of "glamor" in film especially. People were looking for something better and I think the AA,Esquire pics were feeding this as well. Yes, people cared about dressing and aspired to something elegant and above the norm.
Times were good in Hollywood during the depression. I know an older guy whose father was a movie exec, and he was talking about having done his part delivering oranges as a youngster during the mid thirties, and how tough those days were on everybody. It turns out he delivered them from the backseat of a driven Bentley. Anyway, I think Hollywood glamor was a reaction to the depression during the depression, and not after.