Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Pug Prop Spotted in Movie
This pic is from the classic movie Gone With The Wind. It's the scene where Scarlett has taken over the lumber yard and her current husband Frank is scolding her about how she runs the business.
Notice the pug head prop.
This is an example of excellent scene dressing - pugs were exceptionally popular during the Victorian age and you can find pugs adorning all sorts of items, from pickle jars to inkwells.
This was not solely because of pug-loving people. Pugs were seen as a symbolic shorthand for status.
Anyone who had pretensions to being rich and classy would definitely have a pug on their office desk.