Titanic Mania: The 100th Anniversary Has Spawned Tributes That Are Historical, Fashionable and Questionable
On Sunday, it will be a century since the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage from Great Britain to New York. As we tend to do, there’s a slew of commemorative this and that, from books to exhibits to a 3-D version of the 1997 Leonardo diCaprio/Kate Winslet movie. Also for sale, replicas of the clothes, jewelry and other artifacts that are copies of items found at the wreckage site or inspired by the time period.
There’s also added interest in the ill-fated, short history of the Titanic from “Downton Abbey” fans. The popular PBS series which takes place during the Edwardian era and the storyline is set off when the fiancé of the eldest daughter dies while crossing to America.
While I’ve been fascinated by the details of the travelers presented by Richard Davenport-Hines in his book, “Voyagers of the Titanic,” (HarperCollins, $26.99), I’m not so sure I want to wear jewelry inspired by what was found under the sea. Is it just me or does that seem slightly creepy?
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