Washed Up Preppy in Trading Places (1983)

This is the preppy  Zeta Chi scene from Trading Places.  Four men – who could be Brooks Brothers models – dressed in classic tennis sweaters and white shorts are entertaining their girlfriends at the club, when their disgraced friend Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) makes an embarrassing appearance dressed like a pimp.  He could have benefitted from a trip to his local thrift store, rolling into the club in a J. Press suit and a Chesterfield top coat.  The first preppy girl to speak does a rather bad Locust Valley Lock Jaw.  If you want to hear a version of the accent that’s actually closer to the mark, listen to Miss Jane Hathaway (Nancy Kulp) of the BeverlyHillbillies.


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