Everyone is buzzing about The Queen, which happens to be nominated for six Academy Award nominations, including best director, actress and screenplay. The film, which details the death of Lady Diana Spencer and the public relations fiasco that followed, has gotten a great deal of press concerning its costumes -it's also nominated for best costumes - and set. I couldn't help but be captivated by the old fashioned phone the queen, played by Helen Mirren, uses.
The film takes place in 1997, when cordless phones were pretty commonplace in most American homes, but apparently hadn't made it into the queen's domicile. read more
Oddly enough, 10 years later, I can't think of a single person I know that uses a cord phone in her or his house. In fact, in the last few years most of my friends have gone so far as to give up their landlines and just use cell phones as their home phone. I guess the queen's phone isn't vintage geek yet, but it certainly looks regal.
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