Hadley's Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street Hobart, TAS 7000Summary:
Join Dr Robbie Moore, author of Hotel Modernity, for an entertaining look at how hotel style has evolved.
- Dr Robbie Moore
Image: The Gay Divorcee (1934) The Continental
Hotels have always been places to see and emulate new fashions and styles. From the 1880s to the 1930s, Hadley's Orient Hotel was a place to view art, and to admire fashion-forward interior design. In the 1910s, the Ritz, with its trademark white interiors, created lines of replica Ritz-branded cutlery, porcelain, and lounge sets for the aspirational middle class, while 1930s musicals set in glistening white hotels made art deco all the rage.
Join Dr Robbie Moore, author of Hotel Modernity, for a fascinating look at how hotel style has evolved in America, Europe, and Tasmania, and how hotels sold whiteness as the epitome of luxury. Featuring clips from the films of Busby Berkeley, and Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.