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20th Sep '16 6:30:04 PM nombretomado
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** Possibly a TakeThat to Hartely's story: An ArchieComics from the eighties has Betty pining for TheGayNineties and falling asleep, only to learn in her dream that it wasn't such a great time after all. When she awakes, she's happy to live in modern times.

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** Possibly a TakeThat to Hartely's story: An ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics from the eighties has Betty pining for TheGayNineties and falling asleep, only to learn in her dream that it wasn't such a great time after all. When she awakes, she's happy to live in modern times.
20th Jul '16 6:34:09 AM alnair20aug93
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According to nostalgic films set in this decade, back then everyone was a rich white person who wore {{Gorgeous Period Dress}}, with every lady wearing UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau inspired dresses with GiantPoofySleeves and carrying a ParasolOfPrettiness [[labelnote:Fashion tips]]Take note that the silhouette in this decade no longer used bustles. The exaggeration shifted from the backside to the shoulders, leaving the skirts undraped in an A-line form, and giving the silhouette an hourglass look. Any fashion historian will tell that the notion of everyone wearing bustles in the 1890s is like everyone wore [[TheEighties neon powersuits]] with [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] in the [[TheNineties 1990s]].[[/labelnote]], and they all liked to hang out in ritzy places located in major U.S. cities (for [[BigApplesauce New York]], this was Delmonico's restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel). In fact, the "everybody's rich" stereotype stems from a conflation of this period with "TheGildedAge" (1876-1917), as the Gay Nineties were also marked by economic depression and much labor agitation (see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893 Panic of 1893]] on TheOtherWiki), not to mention the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar. Even then, the term "Gilded Age" (as in, "coated in gold") was specifically meant to indicate that the good times were only a surface veneer, with serious problems lurking just beneath (as the Gay Nineties themselves later demonstrated). If you can find the graphic history book, ''The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!'', you can see a sobering look at the real grimy realities of the era. It was certainly grim if you weren't a well off white man in that time; racism was blatant and commonplace and had the backing of law with the Supreme Court ruling in ''Plessy vs. Ferguson'' that racial segregation was legal as long as it was "separate but equal", a condition which no civil government took seriously.

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According to nostalgic films set in this decade, back then everyone was a rich white person who wore {{Gorgeous Period Dress}}, Dress}}es, with every lady wearing UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau inspired dresses with GiantPoofySleeves and carrying a ParasolOfPrettiness [[labelnote:Fashion [[labelnote:fashion tips]]Take note that the silhouette fashions in this decade no longer used bustles. The exaggeration shifted from the backside to the shoulders, leaving the skirts undraped in an A-line form, and giving the silhouette an hourglass look. Any fashion historian will tell that the notion of everyone wearing bustles in the 1890s is like everyone wore [[TheEighties neon powersuits]] with [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] in the [[TheNineties 1990s]].[[/labelnote]], and they all liked to hang out in ritzy places located in major U.S. cities (for [[BigApplesauce New York]], this was Delmonico's restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel). In fact, the "everybody's rich" stereotype stems from a conflation of this period with "TheGildedAge" (1876-1917), as the Gay Nineties were also marked by economic depression and much labor agitation (see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893 Panic of 1893]] on TheOtherWiki), not to mention the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar. Even then, the term "Gilded Age" (as in, "coated in gold") was specifically meant to indicate that the good times were only a surface veneer, with serious problems lurking just beneath (as the Gay Nineties themselves later demonstrated). If you can find the graphic history book, ''The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!'', you can see a sobering look at the real grimy realities of the era. It was certainly grim if you weren't a well off white man in that time; racism was blatant and commonplace and had the backing of law with the Supreme Court ruling in ''Plessy vs. Ferguson'' that racial segregation was legal as long as it was "separate but equal", a condition which no civil government took seriously.
20th Jul '16 6:30:29 AM alnair20aug93
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According to nostalgic films set in this decade, back then everyone was a rich white person who wore {{Gorgeous Period Dress}}, with every lady wearing UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau inspired dresses with GiantPoofySleeves and carrying a ParasolOfPrettiness [[note]]Take note that the silhouette in this decade no longer used bustles. The exaggeration shifted from the backside to the shoulders, giving the skirts a flowy a-line shilhouette. Any fashion historian will tell that the notion that bustles were still worn in the 1890s is like wearing [[TheEighties a neon powersuit]] with [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] [[TheNineties in 1996]].[[/note]], and they all liked to hang out in ritzy places located in major U.S. cities (for [[BigApplesauce New York]], this was Delmonico's restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel). In fact, the "everybody's rich" stereotype stems from a conflation of this period with "TheGildedAge" (1876-1917), as the Gay Nineties were also marked by economic depression and much labor agitation (see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893 Panic of 1893]] on TheOtherWiki), not to mention the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar. Even then, the term "Gilded Age" (as in, "coated in gold") was specifically meant to indicate that the good times were only a surface veneer, with serious problems lurking just beneath (as the Gay Nineties themselves later demonstrated). If you can find the graphic history book, ''The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!'', you can see a sobering look at the real grimy realities of the era. It was certainly grim if you weren't a well off white man in that time; racism was blatant and commonplace and had the backing of law with the Supreme Court ruling in ''Plessy vs. Ferguson'' that racial segregation was legal as long as it was "separate but equal", a condition which no civil government took seriously.

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According to nostalgic films set in this decade, back then everyone was a rich white person who wore {{Gorgeous Period Dress}}, with every lady wearing UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau inspired dresses with GiantPoofySleeves and carrying a ParasolOfPrettiness [[note]]Take [[labelnote:Fashion tips]]Take note that the silhouette in this decade no longer used bustles. The exaggeration shifted from the backside to the shoulders, leaving the skirts undraped in an A-line form, and giving the skirts a flowy a-line shilhouette. silhouette an hourglass look. Any fashion historian will tell that the notion that of everyone wearing bustles were still worn in the 1890s is like wearing everyone wore [[TheEighties a neon powersuit]] powersuits]] with [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] in the [[TheNineties in 1996]].[[/note]], 1990s]].[[/labelnote]], and they all liked to hang out in ritzy places located in major U.S. cities (for [[BigApplesauce New York]], this was Delmonico's restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel). In fact, the "everybody's rich" stereotype stems from a conflation of this period with "TheGildedAge" (1876-1917), as the Gay Nineties were also marked by economic depression and much labor agitation (see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893 Panic of 1893]] on TheOtherWiki), not to mention the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar. Even then, the term "Gilded Age" (as in, "coated in gold") was specifically meant to indicate that the good times were only a surface veneer, with serious problems lurking just beneath (as the Gay Nineties themselves later demonstrated). If you can find the graphic history book, ''The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!'', you can see a sobering look at the real grimy realities of the era. It was certainly grim if you weren't a well off white man in that time; racism was blatant and commonplace and had the backing of law with the Supreme Court ruling in ''Plessy vs. Ferguson'' that racial segregation was legal as long as it was "separate but equal", a condition which no civil government took seriously.
18th May '16 9:03:25 PM PaulA
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* The 1964 musical ''Hello Dolly'', which was based on Thornton Wilder's ''The Matchmaker''.

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* The 1964 musical ''Hello Dolly'', ''Theatre/HelloDolly'', which was based on Thornton Wilder's Creator/ThorntonWilder's ''The Matchmaker''.
12th May '16 11:58:58 PM Ordinaryday
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As of September 2015, there are only two people alive born in this decade, both in 1899, so today there is basically no one left to be nostalgic about it. This is a ForgottenTrope and the fact that the name "Gay Nineties" was never changed should give you an idea [[OlderThanTelevision how long it's been dead]]. Of course, they still make films set in the 1890s, but the nostalgic version of the '30s and '40s is pretty much gone. In fact, some modern-day Hollywood writers seem to think ''any'' year not starting with "19" or "20" means "completely pre-industrial revolution". For example, see the entry on ''Film/TheVillage'' farther down this page. But as a result of today's general unfamiliarity with the period, works set in the 1880s or 1900s may make their setting indistinguishable from the stereotypical Gay Nineties.

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As of September 2015, May 2016, there are is only two people one person alive born in this decade, both in November 1899, so today there is basically no one left to be nostalgic about it. This is a ForgottenTrope and the fact that the name "Gay Nineties" was never changed should give you an idea [[OlderThanTelevision how long it's been dead]]. Of course, they still make films set in the 1890s, but the nostalgic version of the '30s and '40s is pretty much gone. In fact, some modern-day Hollywood writers seem to think ''any'' year not starting with "19" or "20" means "completely pre-industrial revolution". For example, see the entry on ''Film/TheVillage'' farther down this page. But as a result of today's general unfamiliarity with the period, works set in the 1880s or 1900s may make their setting indistinguishable from the stereotypical Gay Nineties.
17th Apr '16 7:42:56 AM ThatsNotFroot
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No, not the "gay" [[HaveAGayOldTime you were thinking of]], nor TheNineties you were thinking of for that matter. This trope doesn't refer to the decade of internet, floppy disks, flannel shirts, KurtCobain, Starbucks, ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Rachel Green hair, [[MatingDance Lambada]], UsefulNotes/BillClinton, Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir, BeverlyHills90210, [=OJ=] Simpson, {{Pokemon}}, BritneySpears, SonicTheHedgehog, and Ford Explorers.

No, this trope covers depictions of the '''18'''90s, the realm of Creator/OscarWilde, William Jennings Bryan, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Creator/ArthurConanDoyle and the Gibson Girl.

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No, not the "gay" [[HaveAGayOldTime you were thinking of]], nor TheNineties you were thinking of for that matter. matter.

This trope doesn't refer to the decade of internet, floppy disks, flannel shirts, KurtCobain, Starbucks, ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Rachel Green hair, [[MatingDance Lambada]], UsefulNotes/BillClinton, Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir, BeverlyHills90210, [=OJ=] Simpson, {{Pokemon}}, BritneySpears, SonicTheHedgehog, and Ford Explorers.

No, this
trope covers depictions of the '''18'''90s, the realm of Creator/OscarWilde, William Jennings Bryan, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Creator/ArthurConanDoyle and the Gibson Girl.
2nd Apr '16 7:26:36 PM Furienna
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* ''[[Literature/TheAnderssons "Siden, sammet, trasa, lump]]'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren takes place in 1899. It shows the time period mostly from a working class perspective, where even the children have to help out with making money for the family.

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* ''[[Literature/TheAnderssons "Siden, Siden, sammet, trasa, lump]]'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren takes place in 1899. It shows the time period mostly from a working class perspective, where even the children have to help out with making money for the family.
2nd Apr '16 7:25:32 PM Furienna
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* ''[[Literature/TheAnderssons "Siden, sammet, trasa, lump]'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren takes place in 1899. It shows the time period mostly from a working class perspective, where even the children have to help out with making money for the family.

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* ''[[Literature/TheAnderssons "Siden, sammet, trasa, lump]'' lump]]'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren takes place in 1899. It shows the time period mostly from a working class perspective, where even the children have to help out with making money for the family.
2nd Apr '16 7:21:47 PM Furienna
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* ''[[Literature/TheAnderssons "Siden, sammet, trasa, lump]'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren takes place in 1899. It shows the time period mostly from a working class perspective, where even the children have to help out with making money for the family.
7th Feb '16 3:51:33 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''MickeyMouse''' cartoon, "The Nifty Nineties" ([[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1941]])

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-->-- '''MickeyMouse''' cartoon, "The Nifty Nineties" ([[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation ([[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1941]])



** In fact, this was a highly popular setting for cartoons from every studio during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. So much so, that by 1942 Creator/ChuckJones was able to create a brilliant parody of the subgenre with ''WesternAnimation/TheDoverBoys''. Ironically that cartoon is now probably [[WeirdAlEffect better known than any of the shorts it was spoofing]].

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** In fact, this was a highly popular setting for cartoons from every studio during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. So much so, that by 1942 Creator/ChuckJones was able to create a brilliant parody of the subgenre with ''WesternAnimation/TheDoverBoys''. Ironically that cartoon is now probably [[WeirdAlEffect better known than any of the shorts it was spoofing]].
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