Lots of folks try to ease the burdens of their busy day with a meal on the town or a stiff drink at the local tavern. Not many would find a way to harken back to the good ole days (whenever they were!) to either do a good deed, run a scam or rig the outcome of an athletic competition.
Well, Preston Sturges would! This erstwhile son of a cosmetic heiress spent much of his precocious youth as a world traveler of sorts. His mother developed a cosmetics business in the period after World War I and was, apparently, very adept at not only selling her line, but also of hobnobbing her way into the most elegant of European circles.