Slobs and Boors Signal Death of Civility

Sometime in the early 1980s, when David Patrick Columbia was working as a writer in Hollywood, actor Bill Cosby started an alarming trend that defied the industry's longstanding culture of formality. Cosby — at the height of his popularity as Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" — walked on a Hollywood set in a pair of Nike sneakers. Before long, everyone followed suit. "In the old days of movies, every man went to work in a jacket and tie and he didn't walk into the studio if he didn't have a...Full Story
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