Sticking to my current 'Thin Man' movie obsession I have delved a little further into the world of the detective and created this quirky print inspired by Nora Charles and featuring 'Essential Items for a Weekend Sleuthing'
|Essentials for a Weekend Sleuthing....Gouache on Khadi handmade paper|
It amazes me the amount of drinking (and very little eating) that goes on in each of these fabulous films. I guess it was quite the novelty in 1934 as prohibition would have ended just a year before the making of the movie.There's a great scene in the first movie when on arriving at the bar Nora learns Nick has already drank six martinis, so she orders five more so that she can catch up with him. Nick and Nora are the only couple I've ever never known who can do tipsy and smart at the same time!!
|.....A very boozy series of films.....|
|The Thin Man 1934|
|After the Thin Man 1936|
|Another Thin Man 1939|
|shadow of the Thin Man 1941|
|The Thin Man goes Home 1945|
|Song of the Thin Man 1947|
It also seems that whenever I embark on a new project I always end up purchasing a vintage item of clothing that matches my current working obsession. Whilst making my 'Little Detectives' I bought this oh so stunning crepe dress which I hope Myrna Loy (Nora Charles) would have worn with pride. It would have perhaps been best suited in one of the later Thin Man movies as it's 1940's style with shoulder pads and key embellishments.
|Early 1940's crepe dress, original sketch and first drops of print to final artwork.|
Look forward to taking photos of my three 'Nora' inspired dolls to show you next week. Its been a wonderful Christmas and New Year but my little man will be going back to school next week so until then I need to make the most of him being at home. xx