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Thursday May 19, 2005

19th May 2005

Thursday May 19, 2005

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Anybody have any ideas for Zach’s costume?  He is supposed to be a 1920s henchman/bodyguard.  I am thinking pin-striped suit and fedora, but not certain that is exactly right.  Anybody know?  Any ideas on where I can get this costume for cheap?  The hat is especially problematic because dh has a big head.  (literally here, not teasing him…a lot of one-size hats just sort of teeter-totter on the top of his head…sort of like his wife come to think of it.  lol.)

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There are currently 7 responses to “Thursday May 19, 2005”

  1. 1 On May 19th, 2005, home.aspx?user=mamafish said:
       

    David wrote a 1 act from this period that we performed. I found ideas online. the 20’s is a bit early for the mob though. do you have prop shops around you? we lived in hollywood so it was easy but there are lots of places online.

     
  2. 2 On May 19th, 2005, home.aspx?user=zac_zac said:
       

    The speakeasy in the 1920’s were mostly ran by the mob, or at least “underwritten”. Have you seen Johnny Dangerously or Oscar? Both are 1920’s mob farces. Johnny Dangerously , Oscar No Zoot Suit though…that came in with Swing music (40’s?).

     
  3. 3 On May 20th, 2005, home.aspx?user=mamafish said:
       

    zoot suits are 40’s. most mob activity that we’re familiar with from the movies and such was 30’s..that was my point.

     
  4. 4 On May 20th, 2005, home.aspx?user=djarczyk said:
       

    What about making a felt hat.  Good felt, not the stuff at Wal-Mart.  Illusion is what counts right?

     
  5. 5 On May 20th, 2005, home.aspx?user=feebeeglee said:
       

    I’m laughing at the thought of you teeter tottering on the top of his head.

     
  6. 6 On May 20th, 2005, home.aspx?user=Jennifer_Z said:
       

    feebee, ya goofball.  I don’t teeter totter on the top of his head, hats teeter totter on the top of my head, just like they do on Zach.  Of course, your version is a lot funnier. 

    It is amazing how much you have to dig into history a bit every time you do a play…what exactly did people wear, how did they style their hair, what was going on in the world at the time (especially helpful if you are doing dinner theater where you talk to the people while serving them…helps maintain your character).  Keeps your brain active.

     
  7. 7 On May 21st, 2005, home.aspx?user=mamafish said:
       

    I bet you could find a 20-40’s book at the library specifically for costuming. I have a great book that I used.

     
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