Boys Costumes Depicted in Television Shows: Alphabetical Numerical Listings

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HBC will list TV series alphabetically here to make them easier to find. TV shows, except for American TV shows, are generally not well know in countries other than in the countries in which they were made. They are also much more current than movies. Almost all TV shows date from the 1950s at the earliest. Costume dramas have the same problems as in the movies, but a great deal of useful information is avialible from TV shows set in contemporary periods. As non-American TV shows are not as widely distributed as movies, often little information is available on these shows outside each country. Movies are often widely distributed in foreign countries. TV shows, with the exceptiion of American programs, are generally not. As an American, we have, for example, never seen German, French, and Italian TV shows. Thus the TV pages provide a much-needed source of information on foreign programing.

1900 House (England: 1999)

This show depicts a modern family that spent several weeks living like a family of 1900. The son appeared once in a sailor suit and straw hat. He only appeared in the saior suit once. Boys did wear long pants sailor suits in the 1900s, but HBC believes that lneepanrs suits were more common. This was the only time he appeared in the sailor suit. Most of the footage concentrated on the boy's precocious older sisters who appeared to enjoy wearing their elaborate Edwardian costumes. Their brother, on the other hand, seemed to be a rather unhappy Edwardian. In the picture he is accompanying his mother on a shopping expedition. The time depicted was the same time that George V's children wee widely photograhed. They almost always wore either sailor suits or kilts. They wore both kneepants and long pants sailor suits.

1940 House (England, 2001)

Another British historical program built around a modern family living in a 1940 house at the beginnig of World War II. They took a typical British family and had them live like a 1940s family for 6 months. The two boys wore the long shorts school uniforms of the time and the old style sandals and suspenders, the parents wore the common adult clothes of the 40s. Unfortunately, HBC has not yet seen this program.

Christopher Wagner

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