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        For all us DIYers, if you've never seen it, it's a joy!
        TCM (Turner Classic Movies) @ 6:30 PM EST tonight!
         
        Posts: 82 | Registered: Nov 17, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Thanks Big Grin Great old flick that does not air very often.


        Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
         
        Posts: 1535 | Location: Central Pennsylvania | Registered: Jun 02, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Thanks for the heads up on this movie. I hadn't even heard of it before you posted. It certainly could incorporate nearly all the ideas except over the top landscaping that are seen in the various DIY shows.

        I was a bit surprised that the ideas and concepts reflected were in a movie made in 1946; I had envisioned the more or less average desirable homes of that year as being the American Dream home - maybe about 1000 square feet, detached garage, kitchen, dining room, one bath, few bedrooms and living room. The film couple expanded way beyond that.

        Interesting comparison (and caricature) of then and now. I couldn't help thinking how Holmes, DeSilvia and/or Nicole would have handled that project.
         
        Posts: 1929 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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