Perched grandly on 16th and Valencia, the Roxie has been the oldest continuously operating theater in San Francisco since 1909. For that, we salute it. Yes, actually salute it - especially after stumbling around the Mission in an Elixir haze at one in the morning and suddenly knowing exactly where you are. Thanks, looming hot pink neon sign.
In early years the Roxie boasted vaudeville-esque variety shows with pratfalls, pretty girls in skimpy outfits, and people juggling weird stuff. Turned into a movie theater in 1933, it went through a brief and tawdry stint with pornography in the late ‘60s before being revived as an arthouse in the ‘70s.
With thirteen days of Film Noir Classics ahead of us at the Roxie, all fashion fantasies are turning black-and-white. And with all the bold shoulders, nipped waists and luxurious fabrics seen on the fall runways, it seems we're not the only ones. The femmes of film noir exuded a ladylike sex appeal that has us longing for a full-on Forties revival, but while we wait with baited breath, this is what we'll be wearing:
1. Black Halo Jackie O Mini, $345: Seduce any man in sight with this sophisticatedly sexy frock.