Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Snarky's Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Jan 11, 2019.
…. y'know, other than Joan and Esther?
Did the Ming, on loan to the museum, ever return to the palatial grounds of the Carrington mansion?
Alexis was slightly taken aback when she discovered it wasn't in its rightful place. I did however like her first thought and expressed it to Krystle, "Did Blake sell it?"
Alexis stole a Ming! When she gets her swanky penthouse in season 3 the pink ginger jar pictured in the photo above suddenly adorns a plinth in the hallway near her little bar area.
although to be fair the sets of the mansion had a lot of nice antiques, or antique looking furniture. I think those sets were really well dressed and furnished.
I think later in the show Alexis' side of the family should have been explored more, and that is more where antiques could have come from, the UK. Considering that Alexis was supposed to have been much younger than Blake, and his father was still alive, I don't see why she could not have had some grandparent around. When Amanda and Rosalind appeared, Rosalind was presented as a cousin, and then Caress showed up but there was no mention of parents.
Although I agree with @Alexis that the mansion was well furnished.
There is such a thing as being too tasteful.
The Colbys had a few antiques.
They were literally sitting on it.
- I think there were enough antiques. The statue at the end of the hallway was really a highlight for me.
- Esther talked about "casting Alexis´ mother would be fantastic" in an interview during S7 or S8. Another of the many lost opportunities.
I guess they just weren't ostentatious enough for me, and lost in a sea of contemporary, overstuffed white couches.
I mean, why doesn't Alexis ever have anything over her fireplaces? What is that shit all about??
There are about 8 great antiques locked in in that cupboard over the fireplace, we just can't see them.
Well a fireplace is meant to be a focal point of a room. Everyone knows that Alexis was the focal point of any room she was in.
At least they could have made it a little more ornamental. It's just a massive block of mauve.
How about something typical English? An English clock?
It would have to be art deco though, and that wouldn't have exactly been antique in 1983. The best thing for over that fireplace would have been a giant Warhol type portrait of Alexis. In a silver/chrome frame.
Maybe the choice was for a technical reason though. Maybe they were worried about camera, crew, or boom reflection being in shot. Glass and chrome are very shiny and reflective. They can show things that they aren't meant too and they could cause those 80s lens flares accidentally.
I think it would have been a pain to have to consider how film scenes at the penthouse and not have those things in shot. I thought that's why we never really saw windows without drapes too. Not always the set designers fault.
Well, you know I love that. For the triplex.
Tilt the panes downward --- that's what I say!
It's the only thing that makes sense and it actually existed in real life. Why wasn't it there?
Can anyone put this in a round chrome frame?
But then the painted Alexis would become the focal point.
Alexis was a painter, why not one of her own creations?
Everyone knows the painted Alexis was always the focal point. She did her best painting on her own face.
Or a wedding portrait. She'd have to update it every now and then.
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