Heat and Dust (1983) short review

A nice early Merchant Ivory production, about the wife (Greta Scacchi) of a British army officer in 1920s colonial India who becomes involved with the local Nawab, and her great-neice (Julie Christie) who travels to India in search of herself and information about her great-aunt.  The period pieces play better than the modern day scenes, which are pretty dated, but all of the acting is great and there are some wonderful 1920s outfits.


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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.