Hamilton Curtain Call

We’ll let George Hamilton take a curtain call after yesterdays post. It is Spring Break for the college kids, after all, and yesterday on Twitter I shared the above image of what things were like — at least in the mythologized Hollywood version — before twerking contests and chugging beer from a callipygian vessel.

The image comes from the 1960 film “Where The Boys Are,” which is set over Spring Break in Ft. Lauderdale. We’ve posted about it before. Hamilton plays a rich guy whose parents may or may not have bribed his way into Brown. The most hilarious plotline involves the gang of protagonists spending one evening during their week of revelry politely listening to avant-garde jazz. This being a comedy, however, their evening ends up at the police station:

A couple more shots of Hamilton at the time of the film:

And here’s the trailer. By the way, there are hints of spring weather this weekend where I am, and hope there’s sun where you are, too. Try and do something outside; it tends to have beneficial effects. — CC

11 Comments on "Hamilton Curtain Call"

  1. Hardbopper | March 15, 2019 at 3:22 pm |

    Top photo. Looks more like Brylcreem than Vitalis. Bottom photo. That’s a low button stance on his DB. I like it. A low button is just more convenient.

  2. This blog is starting to feel like it has lost its way. This post is nothing more than a few photos of George Hamilton coupled with a movie description shorter than what’s on IMDB. No information on the clothes or thoughts about the style. No real information at all. Kind of disappointed in the content on this site lately.

  3. What’s wrong with a few vintage photos? My god that’s how this thing all started 10 years ago.

    But I hear you and out of appreciation to this readership I should be more up front. I left another comment recently on this matter. As of several months ago I was thinking of offering the site for sale. Perhaps what we need is to hire an assistant editor to take some pressure off me.

    Please understand that I’m a creative person with a dynamic personality. I’ve hit this mark, if you’ll allow a Sagittarian image. It’s been over 10 years and 2,000 posts. I don’t think I can write long-form analytical clothing pieces here any more. But I can edit and run the site and get you something each day, as I promised myself January 1.

    I have four larger projects in various stages of development — three books and a new website/magazine idea — as well as the busywork I have to do writing articles and editing magazines because we couldn’t raise enough on Patreon for me to do this instead of that. It may be time to make a general announcement of the state of things. Right now daily short posts is the best I can offer. Maybe we need a call for contributors who want to write long-form as obviously it’s easier for me to edit than to write.

    Thank you Steven for bringing this up as we’re all “in this together,” I’d like to think, when it comes to keeping trad alive on the Internet.

    Finally, as teased out earlier I am working on a major Q&A I hope to have up in the next week or so. I hope it will restore your faith in me and that I continue to value the stories that remain to be told.

  4. Grey Flannels | March 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm |

    Responding to the interests of your readers is one thing, becoming a mere puppet in the hands of some readers is quite another. Readers who have no respect for you and your choices are not obliged to continue reading Ivy Style.

  5. Harrington Stevens | March 16, 2019 at 6:13 am |

    It’s a shame the patreon suhscription didn’t happen. Once this site goes that’s the end of online serious and informed Trad chat.
    But that’s how online clothing discussion is. Just look at how vigorous FNB was at one time and what a sad story it if now.

  6. Hardbopper | March 16, 2019 at 8:29 am |

    The overall vibe is as much Monte Carlo as it is New Haven.

  7. My two cents on the comments above while drinking coffee this morning is that generally this blog, or online magazine, is a worthy diversion. And, it covers the subject of traditional men’s attire – past and present – very well.

    The comment above which seemingly touched off C’s mea culpa states “This post is nothing more than a few photos of George Hamilton coupled with a movie description…” What about the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words? Perhaps we don’t always need the details to enjoy the visual content of a post.

    Most social media is a waste of time. My wife refers to Facebook as “a cesspool of retardedness.” It seems to be headed to where AOL is now.

    In any event, I empathize with challenge having to regularly come up with new, creative and relevant content to keep the readers engaged. All good things to come to an end, but I hope that Ivy Style still has some legs.

    Enjoy the weekend!

  8. Old School Tie | March 16, 2019 at 10:10 am |

    I saw him once in the mid-90s, on the King’s Road in London. Fluorescent orange he was, I tell you. Orange.

  9. MacMcConnell | March 16, 2019 at 11:36 am |

    No surprise, “tan” was part of Hamilton’s branding.

  10. Carmelo Pugliatti | March 16, 2019 at 11:59 am |

    I think that if counterculture had not taken hold,in a more conservative 60s scenario George Hamilton would have had a important position in Holywood star system.
    He would have been the equivalent of Cary Grant and Douglas Fairbanks Jr for 60s and 70s.
    But as many his Colleagues (for exemple Tab Hunter,John Gavim, Jeffrey Hunter,Robert Goulet,and others)he was eclipsed by these actors that Orson Welles called ” ethnic dwarfs,and that in old Hollywood would have been only character actors.

  11. MacMcConnell | March 16, 2019 at 2:42 pm |

    There some truth to that point. But, times changed to the “wrinkled forehead” with anger form of acting to emote.

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