Food Styling from 1937 / by Charlene Wang

(screenshot from my laptop via Netflix, no way around the menu showing up a little bit)

(screenshot from my laptop via Netflix, no way around the menu showing up a little bit)

I recently watched the 1937 classic film A Star is Born for the first time. 

One of the things that struck me was this shot of the main character Esther/Vicki holding a platter of food (when she was doing a gig as a catering waitress).

This is food styling in 1937! Totally different aesthetic from today's splattered ever so casually on a rustic piece of wood aesthetic.  

Also the parsley falling out of the orange (looking a bit like pacman) is very amusing to me. 

You can watch the whole movie on Youtube because it is now a public domain film. 

And when you're done you can also read the original film review from 1937 (the film debuted in NYC) and see if you agree.