The Graduate really has a lot going for it. Not only does it display knockout acting, a pitch perfect Simon and Garfunkel score and, dare I say it, a dreamy Dustin Hoffman: the movie radiates a sweaty 1960s Los Angeles that has even the most adamant east coaster clamoring for a some poolside sparks. Just a tiny bit of Mrs. Robinson’s devilish elegance wouldn’t hurt, either.
[image above, clockwise from top left: vintage French floor lamp,leopard print coat $156, mirror compact $5, Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel $1.29, rotary phone $50, black stockings $6, slipper chair $1450, sunglasses $350, starburst clock $80]
Rule #1- If you are attractive but mature neighborhood mother intent on seducing a much younger man- do not let him meet your gorgeous and innocent 20 year old daughter. Even though Mrs. Robinson’s bungalow bar is the height of 60s sleek and oozes sex appeal at every turn, it wasn’t enough to keep boy toy Ben (Hoffman) from snapping to his senses. So maybe this isn’t so much a movie to aspire to live in- let’s just emulate the art direction and do without the inter-family love triangle, okay? –amy m.
[image above, clockwise from top left: palm leaf wallpaper,martini set $18, pendant lamp $368, chain link bracelet $115, Lucite and leather vintage stools $3800 for set of 3, hoop earrings $75, nickel bar cart $1000, vintage brass mirror $2200]