Mannequin (1987)

Hollywood Montrose (Meshach Taylor) works as a window dresser at the department store Prince & Company. He’s one of the few persons who are friendly with Jonathan (Andrew McCarthy). After being hired as shop boy, Jonathan will soon start working – exclusively at night – as window dresser. His displays will become hugely successful, much to Hollywood’s delight. In the scene above, Hollywood is working … Continue reading Mannequin (1987)

To Catch a Thief (1955)

When John Robie (Cary Grant) visits the hotel suite where Frances and her mother Jessie live, some beauty products can be seen on different dressing tables. In the picture above, for example, there are a Revlon nail polish (see the elongated cap) and two perfumes by Lucien Lelong – Gardenia and Balalaika. On another dressing table two versions of Lucien Lelong¬†Balalaika: the spiral bottle contained … Continue reading To Catch a Thief (1955)

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

While Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) is leafing through a phone book to find Jim Hutton’s phone number, we can see a Taylor of Old Bond Street box on the marble counter beside him. It’s impossible to tell what product it contained, but I appreciate the choice of the prop master. Phoebe Freestone, Freddie’s personal assistant, has given a thorough description of the singer’s perfume habits: … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)