“No White Shoes After Labor Day…!”

John Waters satire comedy

So said Beverly Sutphin – actress Kathleen Turner – in John Waters’ 1994 comedy/satire “Serial Mom”.

The lady perpetrating the fashion faux-pas is played by Patty Hearst.  (If you don’t know who Patty Hearst is and what happened in 1974 – just do an internet search for “Patty Hearst SLA” and you’ll get the gist.)

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The unofficial fashion rule can be traced back more than 100 years to some snobby millionaires.

 

These days anyone can wear white anytime.     

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25 Things You Might Not Know About ‘The Shining’

BY MEREDITH DANKO

NOVEMBER 6, 2015

1. Director Stanley Kubrick had an interest in horror well before he made The Shining.  

3. Kubrick didn’t even read a screenplay that Stephen King wrote…

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Also see the famous fan site run by Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich  “Ephemera Related to Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece of Modern Horror, The Shining’

 

 

11 Facts You Might Not Know About Christmas Trees

From contentious early history to new scientific experiments, these facts will help you see this holiday fixture anew.

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And another fact not included in the 11 Facts from mentalfloss.com