My upcoming move to the Twin Cities has resurged my interested in several related aspects: attending the University of Minnesota at some point, F. Scott Fitzgerald research, and most notably, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I remember watching a couple episodes, but not many, in middle school when Nick at Nite played better shows. It clearly seemed like a "grown-up's show" to me, and I preferred I Love Lucy and Happy Days. So, I never got into it, and I soon knew Mary Tyler Moore more for her role in Ordinary People than her iconic sitcom.
Anyway, I have been catching up, and I love it! Of course, what's not to love about a single woman moving to the Twin Cities who exhibits equal amounts of style and wit? I must admit, though, I almost love the style most of all. In the past year, I have become very interested in '70s fashion, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show seems to capture its best trends. The little coats, long skirts, fake eyelashes, and bell-bottoms seem perfect. Mary's outfits in the first season credits capture my tastes right now:
Also, an interesting "me-note": My mom actually worked at that Minneapolis Donaldson's Department store shown right before Mary tosses her hat in the air. She worked there during the show's running, too. Both my parents (my dad worked in a bank a couple blocks away) remember it clearly, even though that downtown areas has changed. However, I wonder if my mom worked the day the scene was filmed ...