God, I love the 20's and all of the black and white. Oh, and Kirsten Dunst.
Hey, speaking of the 20’s, B&M, and K. Dunst, The Cat’s Meow coincidentally showcases all three! A trifecta of beauty and ambiguous color palettes and class and oh my god is that a butterfly headpiece?!?
The Cat’s Meow is a whodunit decade film set in the 1920’s Old Hollywood scene. Hnng, aren’t you dying already? It’s a notoriously fictionalized account of what happened on the infamous November 1924 cruise held aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht, in honor of Hollywood producer Thomas H. Ince's birthday.
Among the rich and famous in attendance on W.R.’s (played by Edward Herrmann) yacht is his longtime companion and actress Marion Davies (Dunst), who is suspected of being a gold-digger given she’s seeing a man twice her age, as well as fellow actor Charlie Chaplin (Eddie Izzard), writer Elinor Glyn (Joanna Lumely), columnist Louella Parsons (Jennifer Tilly), and actress Margaret Livingston (Claudia Harrison). Basically, they’re all fabulous.