Film: Design & Architecture

Captured Views from 1936

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Starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Jean Harlow. I have recently subscribed to Netflix just so I could get my hands on classic film dvds. With my extensive and ever increasing list of old films that have interior sets that I wish to capture, purchasing them would be a waste of money. Especially since my subscription allows me to view any of them at any time with on-demand streaming. Hopefully, Netflix won’t reach out and reprimand me for this hobby of mine. Click the link below for the captured interiors of this wonderful old black and white film.

(above) Every successful business man should have his own personal valet, who can also double as the household's head butler.
(above) Every successful business man should have his own personal valet, who can also double as the household’s head butler.
((above) If a gentleman doesn't happen to have a flatscreen television in his personal dressing area, the butler can deliver a freshly ironed-dead-tree version of the daily news.
((above) If a gentleman doesn’t happen to have a flatscreen television in his personal dressing area, the butler can deliver a freshly ironed-dead-tree version of the daily news.
(above) Is the gracious hallway typical of New York apartments in the 1930s? Maybe this is a remnant from the days when suitors needed a place to sit while waiting for an invitation to visit the lady of the house in her boudoir.
(above) Is the gracious hallway typical of New York apartments in the 1930s? Maybe this is a remnant from the days when suitors needed a place to sit while waiting for an invitation to visit the lady of the house in her boudoir.
(above) The perfect couple meet up for breakfast. He in his double breasted suit and she in her silk crêpe morning dress with a perky organdy collar.
(above) The perfect couple meet up for breakfast. He in his double breasted suit and she in her silk crêpe morning dress with a perky organdy collar.
(above) Ignore the happy jostling couple and focus on this breakfast room with its expansive view of Central Park.
(above) Ignore the happy jostling couple and focus on this breakfast room with its expansive view of Central Park.
(above) Darling, do you remember what day it is?
(above) Darling, do you remember what day it is?
(above) Check out this office. Here's the entrance. Note the radiused walls, chrome trim, and fluorescent sconces, but don't overlook the mural.
(above) Check out this office. Here’s the entrance. Note the radiused walls, chrome trim, and fluorescent sconces, but don’t overlook the mural.
(above) Obviously he's in a hurry. Is it the job or the secretary?
(above) Obviously he’s in a hurry. Is it the job or the secretary?
(above) Another set of double doors that lead to his own private reception area.
(above) Another set of double doors that lead to his own private reception area.
(above) Wow. Check out the overhead light fixture and the blonde furniture.
(above) Wow. Check out the overhead light fixture and the blonde furniture.
(above) Note the wall-column detail behind her.
(above) Note the wall-column detail behind her.
(above) Note the built-in couch in this expansive view of his office.
(above) Note the built-in couch in this expansive view of his office.
(above) In the entry foyer of the happy couple's New York apartment. Secretaries in those days must have been required to wear satin when delivering paperwork after work hours.
(above) In the entry foyer of the happy couple’s New York apartment. Secretaries in those days must have been required to wear satin when delivering paperwork after work hours.
(above) No wife has an excuse to be despondent in a dressing room such as this.
(above) No wife has an excuse to be despondent in a dressing room such as this.
(above) Nor in her bedroom where the bedspread matches the headboard.
(above) Nor in her bedroom where the bedspread matches the headboard.
(above) Nor when her husband enters locking the door behind him while the party downstairs is still in full swing.
(above) Nor when her husband enters locking the door behind him while the party downstairs is still in full swing.
(above) another view of the beautiful staircase
(above) another view of the beautiful staircase
(above) Obviously there are his and her bathrooms, but we're only allowed to visit his in this film.
(above) Obviously there are his and her bathrooms, but we’re only allowed to visit his in this film.
(above) A very stylish dining room with a lot of statues, mirrored surfaces, and sharp corners designed to impress.
(above) A very stylish dining room with a lot of statues, mirrored surfaces, and sharp corners designed to impress.
(above) It's refreshing to look at this simple and very functional kitchen after having to endure all the overwrought kitchen designs we see advertised today.
(above) It’s refreshing to look at this simple and very functional kitchen after having to endure all the overwrought kitchen designs we see advertised today.
(above) Now where is he? Personally I think the bedroom looks just fine without the husband ornament.
(above) Now where is he? Personally I think the bedroom looks just fine without the husband ornament.
(above) Subtle Hollywood glamour at its best.
(above) Subtle Hollywood glamour at its best.
(above) Working late at the office is a whole lot more appealing without today's garish overhead fluorescents.
(above) Working late at the office is a whole lot more appealing without today’s garish overhead fluorescents.
(above) Here's a closer view of the wonderful desk lamp.
(above) Here’s a closer view of the wonderful desk lamp.
(above) In the end, the secretary goes home alone.
(above) In the end, the secretary goes home alone.

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