Ep. 2: Amazing Grace

Welcome back for our second episode! Below, find a few links to further information and/or stuff we think is interesting.

*Hang out a bit with the Clapham Sect here, courtesy of the U.K. National Portrait Gallery.

*Get your copy of Olaudah Equiano’s personal story, or learn more about Hannah More. You can also explore more about Equiano’s entire life at Equiano’s World.

*The Georgian Papers Project has more about the Duke of Clarence’s (later William IV’s) views on slavery.

*Read Fortune Magazine’s recent article on the Zong insurance case, as well as a New Yorker piece on the interesting ties that Jane Austen and her family had to Olaudah Equiano and Lord Mansfield.

*Check out a (partial) list of the films that have used St. Bartholomew the Great as a location. (You’ll be seeing some of these titles again!)

Thanks for listening! We’re working on developing our schedule into the new year, so if you have a favorite you’d like us to watch and review, leave a comment here or email us at costumedramarewind@gmail.com.

Season 2, Episode 5: "White Christmas" (1954) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) Costume Drama Rewind

We're having the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby danced with Danny f*@#ing Kaye! In this episode, we look at how filmmakers handled extremely recent history, that of WW2, in 1946 and 1954 with "It's a Wonderful Life" and "White Christmas" respectively. Among the topics we discuss are 1950s nostalgia for the 40s, entertainers who served in WW2, how veterans were treated after the war, and how banks work (apparently everyone in Bedford Falls needs a refresher).
  1. Season 2, Episode 5: "White Christmas" (1954) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)
  2. Season 2, Episode 4: "The Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968)
  3. Season 2, Episode 3: "From Hell" (2001)
  4. Season 2, Episode 2: "Kwaidan: Hoichi the Earless” (1964)
  5. Season 2, Episode 1: "Gettysburg" (1993)

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  1. Really enjoyed your podcast……but have to claim severe bias for Amazing Grace……was privileged to see it twice, back to back on day of US premier in Indy……..and was also in England for the premier there which followed a tour of all things Wilberforce in Hull, his birthplace. I have watched it many times and give it my highest rating!!

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