Friday, November 13, 2009

Peter Gunn — Ivy Noir


Episodes of Blake Edwards' late 1950s TV series Peter Gunn are available on DVD, and for fans of film noir and/or natty dressing they are indispensable.

Craig Stevens does a passable Cary Grant imitation, both in style and manner, and the series is beautifully shot. Lots of secondhand smoke and jazz lingo.

Stevens was wearing a buttondown collar with French cuffs in the second episode I watched. Made it look good, too.



Old School said...

Those were the days!

Patrick said...

Watched a couple more. The bd collar/cufflink shirt is in evidence throughout. This is 1958 or so. I wonder if this was this a staple item then?