Learn at the Movies

Smith tells clients that one of the best ways to learn good manners is to watch movies -- especially movies from the '30s and '40s like Casablanca, The Philadelphia Story, and anything else that stars Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, or Grace Kelly. "I see girls who go out to dinner before their prom eating with their gloves on." Smith shakes her head. "If they'd only watched an old movie, they'd know that gloves are for dancing, not dining." Other recommended Technicolor texts include My Fair Lady and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.