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Oscar Worthy-Gadgets: The Queen's Phone

Oscar Worthy-Gadgets: The Queen's Phone

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.

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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woodycakes woodycakes 8 years
corded phones are so much cooler. old school baby!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
LoL aistea, im about the same age as you and I had that purple VTECH phone too!!
Gueld Gueld 8 years
"cordless phones were pretty commonplace in most American homes, but apparently hadn't made it into the queen's domicile." You do realise the Queen isn't American? Oh an actually in the UK, phone's with cords are still quite common.
Gueld Gueld 8 years
"cordless phones were pretty commonplace in most American homes, but apparently hadn't made it into the queen's domicile."You do realise the Queen isn't American? Oh an actually in the UK, phone's with cords are still quite common.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
Classic. I remember when I was like 8-9 (back in '94) I thought, when i grow up I will have one of those pink landline phones and talk with my feet up. But than they came up with those VTECH purple cordless phones. WITH CALLER ID! Classic.... BTW, wouldnt the Queen have preferred just sitting at her desk, all cordial answering calls? Or placing them? "hello this is the queen of england, I'd like a large pepporoni"....okay, just entertaining myself at work.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
Classic. I remember when I was like 8-9 (back in '94) I thought, when i grow up I will have one of those pink landline phones and talk with my feet up. But than they came up with those VTECH purple cordless phones. WITH CALLER ID! Classic....BTW, wouldnt the Queen have preferred just sitting at her desk, all cordial answering calls? Or placing them?"hello this is the queen of england, I'd like a large pepporoni"....okay, just entertaining myself at work.
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