12 thoughts on “(Thurgood) Marshall Is Full of 40s Fabulosity

  1. I was originally tempted to ignore this movie when it first came out, because I thought it would be a conventional biopic. Thankfully, my curiosity got the best of me and I saw the movie. Not only did I enjoy the plot, I also enjoyed the costumes. And the ironic thing is I had worn out my interest in 1940s fashion a long time ago.

  2. Yes, I saw the movie. I enjoyed it immensely for its acting and the Ruth E. Carter 1940s costumes and hair. Kate Hudson’s Eleanor Strubing’s waves and the upper crust juror’s hair and costumes were among my favourites. But my favourite costumes were the men. Chadwick Boseman’s suits were stylish, sexy and in character. Josh Gad’s Friedman’s were nerdy, shy (if a suit can be considered shy) or unassuming and un-WASP-ish.

    Now that Lena Horne has a stamp, maybe well see a biopic on her.

      1. I would love to see a GWTW ‘Scarlet OHara’ search for the actress.
        Do you have a suggestion?

        1. That type of search would be EVERYTHING! Apparently, others have been pondering this question, and here is a link to a list:


          Out of all the ones on the list, I could see Thandi Newton. She’s got some serious acting chops, and, actually favors Lena. With the right make up, the resemblance could be remarkable.

          My first thought was Halle Berry, cuz I think she favors Lena, but I don’t know if she has the acting chops. Salli Richardson-Whitfield could be a contender. She even has (had?) a Kickstarter to finance bioplay:


          Who could you see playing her?

          1. My first thought was Halle Berry who does have an Oscar but then I thought Gugu Mbatha Rau from Belle and Julee Smolett and Tony winner Patina Miller.

  3. Ooh! I heard about this one but then never really saw anything about it again. Will have to look out for it as it looks good—glad to see the good review here. loving that 40s look, too.

  4. I’m generally not a fan of courtroom dramas or biopics, but for Chadwick Boseman in vintage suits, I’m going to have to check this out.

  5. Damn, I just watched it and was so excited about the story and the costumes but I came in 3/4 of the way in and apparently missed several outstanding ensembles. Guess a rewatch is in order!!

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