Posted by Mark on June 26, 1997 at 09:02:35:
In reply to Re: Crossed Legs posted by Ann on June 26, 1997 at 00:48:09
] ] Great Board, Ann!! Here's my humble offering --
] ] Anybody ever notice that none of the actresses in P&P2 crossed their legs? If I'm not incorrect, this was considered unladylike in the extreme. Let's hear it for historical accuracy! It's the little things like that, that get missed.
] If you are refering to me, I had nothing to do with this board, it's Amy's and Myretta's baby. As for crossing legs, I assume you are not refering to throwing one knee over the other, which even today is not proper. Propriety might perhaps have required crossed ankles, but not crossed legs. My guess is that with long skirts this is much less of an error, than with 20th Century short skirts.
Oops, sorry Ann, my mistake. My apologies to Amy and Myretta. It's still a great board whoever is responsible. :-)
One of my favorite pictures in The Making of Pride & Prejudice is the one of all the actresses waiting to be called onto the set. I believe it is for the Meryton Assembly. The combination of their very formal attire and their very informal activities is quit amusing. And most of them have their legs crossed, which none of them did in the film.
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