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Imitation of Life (1959) Poster

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Anachronisms 

When Lora is posing for the flea powder ad in 1947, several New York City Transit Authority R16 subway cars built in 1954 can be seen passing outside.
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The type of desk telephone in Robert Alda's 1947 office was not developed until the mid-1950s.
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During Broadway montage sequence set in 1951, theater sign advertising Ricardo Montalban in the musical Jamaica can be seen. It didn't open until 1957.
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Boom mic visible 

In the top right corner as David Edwards arrives in Lora's living room after she becomes famous.
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Continuity 

Steve's photo of Lora as a 'mother in distress' shows no people in the background, but when we see Lora looking for Susie at the start of the film, the boardwalk is packed with people.
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Revealing mistakes 

Susan Kohner's bedroom clock radio is unplugged throughout both its scenes, although she switches it on to music in the second scene.
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When Steve and Susie go riding together their horses jump a low stone wall which one of the horses knocks revealing the whole thing to be a lightweight single-piece prop.
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