I have always been fascinated with the 30's and 40's eras. I think it's mainly the clothes that I love - I love vintage styles - but there is an air of simplicity and goodness that exudes from that time period. Now I know most of that is being able to look back on a time I never had to live through and think their problems were less somehow. I think most of us realize the problems in a different era were different, not any better or worse. Pamela seems to realize this at one point in Bogey Nights, giving the ephemeral ideal of past times a more realistic look.
I enjoyed how MrGraw was able to pull from the 40s time period and still keep it relevant and current. There was enough of the 40's to make the mystery interesting, but for the most part, not so much that it was overwhelming. McGraw really plays up the language of the 40's, but the dress and war time aspects play a big part as well. It's a fun mix of past an present.
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