The Best 50’s Movies And Our Choice Of Vintage Bar Chairs

There’s nothing like watching a glamorous 50’s Hollywood movie while sipping on a good cocktail.

A home bar is essential to a modern home, but what’s even more essential is having a vintage bar chair that brings the elegance of the 50’s to a modern and luxurious home. And because we love inspiring you, we’ll give you our choice of the best 50’s movies and vintage bar chairs to go along with it that you’ll want to buy right now!


SEE ALSO: The Essential Bar Chairs And Their Assigned Cocktails


Rear Window (1954)

As seen through the eyes of a photographer, “Rear Window” tells the story of a photographer (James Stewart) confined to a wheelchair who passes his time spying on his neighbors. When he becomes convinced that one of them (Raymond Burr) murdered his wife, he enlists his devoted girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and sarcastic housekeeper (Thelma Ritter) to uncover the truth.

Dandridge Bar Chair

Strangers On A Train (1951)

When tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) meets the charming socialite Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) while lunching in a boxcar, he’s offered a proposal that’s too crazy to be believed: Bruno will murder Guy’s pesky wife if Guy will murder Bruno’s nagging mother. The only problem is, Bruno isn’t kidding.

Mansfield Bar Chair

Vertigo (1958)

James Stewart takes that image of the average man as Scottie Ferguson, a police detective forced to retire after an accident leaves him with a crippling fear of heights. He is hired by an acquaintance to follow his wife (Kim Novak), and finds himself falling in love with this mysterious woman. When she jumps off a bell tower, he decides to remake a strikingly similar lady (Novak taking over that duel role) in her image.

Loren Bar Chair

A Place In The Sun (1951)

The young and poor George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) leaves his religious mother and Chicago and arrives in California expecting to find a better job in the business of his wealthy uncle Charles Eastman. His cousin Earl Eastman advises him that there are many women in the factory and the basic rule is that he must not hang around with any of them. But despite this alert, he begins a love triangle with Alice (Shelley Winters) and Angela (Elizabeth Taylor).

Doris Bar Chair

Singing In The Rain (1952)

In 1927, the former stunt Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) becomes a successful actor with the company of his best friend Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor) forming a romantic pair with the actress Lina Lamont (Jean Hager). In the period of transition from silent movies to talking pictures, Don accidentally meets the aspirant actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) while escaping from his fans and falls in love with her. Deciding to produce a film with the most famous couple of the moment, Don and Lina need to overcome the difficulties of the new method in order to maintain the fame conquered.

Gable Bar Chair

Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

Jim Stark (James Dean) is a troubled youth who constantly seems to get into trouble. He’s new in town  and he seems to be starting off where he left off when the police pick him up for being drunk on the street. At school he meets a group of young toughs who challenge him to a game of chicken. When that leads to an accident and a death, Jim wants to go to the police but his parents refuse to let him do so. When some of the teenagers go after Jim thinking he might go to the police, tragedy ensues.

Collins Bar Chair

All About Eve (1950)

Backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and tells Margo and her friends a melancholy life story. Margo takes Eve under her wing, only to have Eve use her and connive against her.

Russel Bar Chair

Casablanca (1942)

The story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick’s cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), a former lover of Rick’s, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make.

Kelly Bar Chair


SEE ALSO: The Home Bar You’ve Always Wanted With These Mid-Century Pieces


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