This is a short film about the French liner SS Normandie, sailing from Le Havre to New York back in 1939.
I'm struck by how well dressed even people of modest means were. Thirty years later saw long hair and love beads, and now the typical fashion that you encounter is stomach churning.
It was a different - and much more elegant - day.
Bootnote: When the Queen Of The World was a little girl, she sailed from England to America on the SS United States. But she's pretty elegant.