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Thread #148788   Message #3458563
Posted By: MGM·Lion
28-Dec-12 - 11:15 PM
Thread Name: Downton Abbey morris men!
Subject: RE: Downton Abbey morris men!
ContinuityJ ~~ Talking of 'accuracy: the 1920s were scarcely 'Edwardian" [Edward VII 1901-1910]!

The Morris has just become a useful tv/film symbol to signify that the characters are at a cross-classes rural social occasion ~~ I counted 3 examples over Xmas on tv: this one, the film of The 39 Steps, and I forget what the other was. A bit like saloon swing doors in a Western ~ just intended to give a sense of location: vain to seek accuracy, I fear; but all employment for the Morris side.

~M~