Gather your favorite boys close because they will not want to miss the miserably delectable fun that is Chinatown. A film that harkens back to the glory days of noir, Chinatown has enough grimy yet glamorous juice to keep everyone riveted to the screen. Polanski’s vision of 1937 Los Angeles is heart stopping — the dusty deco city aches from every corner and yet somehow, you find yourself longing for a spin around the streets with Jack Nicholson as private detective at your side.
1. Venetian Blind, $20; 2. Parker Fountain Pen, $23; 3. Vintage Italian Pendant, $1800, 3. Horn Magnifying Glass, $42; 4. Pocket Watch, $150; 5. Desk Fan, $48; 6. Cigarette Case, $9; 7. Hawthorne Wingchair, $2700; 8. Silk Pocket Square, $7; 9. Snake Desk Caddy, $48; 10. Chameleon Heels, $90
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The lure of LA is legendary, and Polanski plays it up to its best advantage. Bungalows with teams of house keepers, palm trees, drinks before noon, convertibles, intrigue, infidelity and a bright, blistering sun to bring it all to a boil. Sounds scandalously tempting, especially to a born-and-bred East Coaster like myself. California dreaming — murder not required.
1. John Robshaw Striped Pillow, $85; 2. Yellow and White Striped Market Umbrella, $204; 3. Dwarf Orange Tree, $5; 4. Vintage Veiled Hat, $40; 5. Replica M1911, $107; 6. Antique Breakfast Table, $1895; 7. Recycled Glass Jar, $28; 8. Deco Garden Chair, $350; 9. Reading Glasses, $10; 10. Champagne Bucket and Glasses, $49