Well, at least I still have legs half that long! ;)
When Abraham Lincoln was asked by a journalist how long a man's legs should be, the reported response was, "Long enough to reach the ground!"
My parents got a TV around '51 or '52. The films that got shown after school or on weekends were mostly from the '30's. No doubt a formative factor in my obsession! :D
A lot were very stylish, not to mention well written and acted with characters interesting enough to even entertain a little...