Teddy Boys of The Edwardian Drape Society



I’m so glad I went to see Bruce Weber Shorts yesterday, a lovely hour of cinematic gorgeousness and perfect for a Saturday afternoon. Alas, I had to dash off moments before the end to catch a train to Leeds for a last minute BBC debate on the evils of teen magazines (I had to defend them). Before I left, tripping over my wheelie Globetrotter in a rather non-elegant fashion, I managed to catch the gem that was Teddy Boys of The Edwardian Drape Society, a three-minute movie showing a selection of old timer teddy boys (and girls) still dressing up, quiffing up and generally tearing up the dancefloor. These characters are passionate about their scene as can be witnessed in this old interview with Ritchie Gee who runs the Edwardian Drape Society. What a character!

[Images: Teds Corner]

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8 Responses to Teddy Boys of The Edwardian Drape Society

  1. Paris says:

    Oh good for you, how did the bbc talk go? I hope you kicked some bottom?! Hehe. These two look like a pair of geezers xx

  2. pretty face says:

    Oooh I want to be a teddy girl. But I reckon teddy boys and girls really just want to dance to some techno.

  3. Make Do & Mend says:

    Fascinating stuff. An hey teenagers re evil they need the bad old mags to keep them in their rooms away from everyone else!

  4. Make Do & Mend says:

    Fascinating stuff. An hey teenagers re evil they need the bad old mags to keep them in their rooms away from everyone else!

  5. Make Do & Mend says:

    Fascinating stuff. An hey teenagers re evil they need the bad old mags to keep them in their rooms away from everyone else!

  6. Make Do & Mend says:

    Fascinating stuff. An hey teenagers re evil they need the bad old mags to keep them in their rooms away from everyone else!

  7. Allure says:

    I’ve been drawn into Teddy Boys lately. I find them more interesting than other urban tribes from that period.

  8. susie_bubble says:

    Interesting… must try and root this out somehow….

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