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When the Bathroom is a Movie-Set…

Feb 26, 2018 admin

A few scenes of famous films shot between bath and shower and two design baths inspired by cult films

 ‘Blonde Crazy’, 1931

When you think about an interior movie-set, is it a living room or a bedroom that comes to your mind? There are also bathrooms! The inspiration for this post has come from BluBleu bathroom fixtures called Blonde Crazy (1931) and Charade (1963) because their design is inspired by these movies. In the first, Joan Blondell is a fraud, in the bathtub of a hotel room, while, in the second, Audrey Hepburn finds Cary Grant having a shower, completely dressed and soaked to the skin! The two collections of bathroom fixtures, with a freestanding bathtub and a wide shower stall, reflect the same idea of an elegant and minimal bathroom as those movies.

Bagno Blonde Crazy di BluBleu

‘Sciarada’, 1963

Bagno Sciarada di BluBleu

Times change and comedies are joined by thrillers and horror movies. Who doesn’t remember Jenet Leigh’s scream in the shower in Psyco, Hitchcock’s masterpiece of 1960? There is a huge and triumphant bathtub, full of white foam and surrounded by too much gold, in Scarface, directed by Brian De Palma in 1983. Another famous bathtub, this time full of red roses, is found in American Beauty, 1999. Last but not least, also the psychological saga The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson (2001) has some key scenes in the bathroom! By the way, they are all cult movies that made famous just as many restrooms![LB]

 ‘Psyco’, 1960 ‘I Tanenbaum’,  2001