Glorious 39 (2009) short review

A suspenseful mystery set during the very outbreak of World War II. The fabulous Romola Garai plays the eldest daughter in a Fine Old British Family who learns some increasingly uncomfortable truths about said family. It gets increasingly suspenseful and dark and twisty and sad and and… I recommend it! The costuming is REALLY fabulous — nice day wear, but there are some particularly glorious late 1930s evening gowns. Oh, and David Tennant has a small part – yay!


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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