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August 30, 2010

The Mid-Century Movie – “The Right Stuff” is Retro-Awesome

By RetroRuth

Okay, so Tom and I have a deal when it comes to movie rentals.  We see something he likes, and then we see something I like.  It works out pretty well this way, both for seeing good movies and for the good of our marriage.  We both tend to pick out a couple stinkers, and once in a while get a really good one we both like.

The Right Stuff met all of our criteria. A good story, science-y, a good cast, good dialogue and AND it had 1950’s and 1960’s sets and clothing. Sc-ore.

(Okay, I am going to show you some awesome scenes now, which belong to the movie The Right Stuff and not to me or this website. DO NOT reproduce these, but feel free to link back.)

Pretty sweet, huh?  It was a good movie, too.  It is based on a book of the same name by Tom Wolfe, which follows the 7 original astronauts in the United States. A good pick if you like history, science, space and, most importantly, mid-century clothing and furniture. Fun times!

Part of the Cocoa Beach scenes.

A little men’s fashion.

The scenes inside of the wives’ homes were especially fun.  And the dresses!

Apron alert!

Love this shot.

Inside NASA, with all the required science-y stuff; big buttons, levers and TV screens in the console.

Kitchen and vintage mixmaster!

An emotional scene.  A cool shelf.

I adore this lavender dress!

So, I hope these shots have peaked your interest in the movie. If you have seen the movie before, let us know what you thought of it. If you haven’t, add it to your Netflix right now!

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2 Responses to The Mid-Century Movie – “The Right Stuff” is Retro-Awesome

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    August 30, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    What a totally cool looking movie! Love all those dresses!!! Thanks for the heads up Ruth, I will be sure to check this one out!

    PS – I have that exact same Flamingo pic that is to the right of the fridge!!!

  2. Magnarama Reply

    August 31, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Just a terrific movie — the story, the humor, the decor — and what a cast! A sexy guy to suit every taste; for me, it was Sam Shepard and the pre-buffed Jeff Goldblum. Plus a cameo by the real Chuck Yeager.

    The subtitle tag line on the poster was “How The Future Began”. I wish that had been more true for both NASA and for home decor!

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