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"She didn't know what she was saying, Mr Kalish. Please believe me."
Tags:suitor, suitors, spurned suitor, spurned suitors, interfering mother, interfering mothers, interfering mum, interfering mums, interfering mom, interfering moms, dating, dates, courting, courtship, single, mother daughter relationship, mother daughter relationships, apartment block, apartment blocks, storm off, storming off, insulted, insults, insult, speaking for, speaking on behalf of, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1930s, 1940s, 1930, 1940, forties, matchmaking, matchmaker
"He's really awfully attractive, for twenty-eight."
"Of course, if you want a dog that will rescue you from drowning, that's another story."
"Thank you, I'd rather stand."
Tags:police, policemen, interrogation, police interrogation, police interview, interrogations, police interrogations, police interviews, police brutality, old school policing, old fashioned policing, policing, suspect, suspects, perp, perps, vintage, 1930s, 1940s, 1930, 1940, polite, politeness, manners, good manners
"Aha! Sunny Jim!"
Tags:family, families, marriage, married couple, old married couple, argument, argue, arging, late, late home, parents arguing, parents disagreeing, parents, relationship troubles, bad relationships, never home, married to work, workaholic, vintage, 1940s family, 1940s families, 1940s, 1940, 1930s family, 1930s families, 1930s, 1930
"He's a big fellow, that Grogan, isn't he?"
Tags:nosey neighbour, nosey neighbours, nosey neighbor, nosy neighbors, washing, laundry, laundry hanging, apartment building, apartment buildings, new york, city life, city living, vintage apartments, 1940s mens underwear, underwear, underwear on the line, tall, large, big, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1930s, 1940s, 1930, 1940
"I want to study you a moment as you are."
"Of course, at present Mademoiselle's neck is too long, but our Mr. Francis is going to change all that."
Tags:hairdresser, hairdressers, haircut, haircuts, beauty, beautician, beauticians, beautify, judgement, judgemental, beauty parlour, beauty parlours, beauty parlor, beauty parlors, vintage beauty parlour, vintage beauty parlour, vintage beauty parlours, vintage beauty parlors, vintage, 1930s, 1940s, 1930, 1940cosmetic surgery, surgery, surgeon, surgeons, sinister, frightening, guillotine, guillotines, decapitation, decapitate
"I just don't want to turn into one of those women who never shut up about the Duchess of Windsor."
Tags:wallis simpson, duchess of winsdor, british royal family, royal family, royals, 1930, 1930s gossip, constitutional crisis, abdication, abdicate, king edward viii, one of those women, turn into, turning into, personality transplant, personality transplants, out of touch, popular culture, highbrow, lowbrow
"Nous allons maintenant à Bloomingdale's, n'est-ce pas, pour achêter un tout petit Teddy Bear?"
"Gilbert! Here's Mamma!"
"We've given up out Paris office. Madame thought she was spreading herself too thin."
Tags:paris, paris office, perfume, perfumes, perfumer, perfumers, perfume maker, france, vintage clothes, vintage, paris office, office, branch, branches, downsize, downsizing, downsizes, 1930s, 1930, wealth divide, economic depression, great depression, spreading too thin, upper class, upper classes
"How do you expect to get anywhere – always going to bed early!"
'It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.'
"Nice guess, Derak, but the bank runs of 1930 were not 10K charity races!"