• Business owners and tourism officials in the US destination Atlantic City have gone mad for historical fancy dress in a bid to make the most of the Boardwalk Empire effect.

    The TV series launched this week on Sky Atlantic and tells the story of the city and its people during prohibition-era America.

    It has launched a flurry of interest in all things 1920s-related, so savvy businesspeople have decided to capitalise on it by introducing a range of attractions for visitors, the Associated Press reports.

    Casinos have brought in <a

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  • Historical fancy dress could experience a sudden boom in interest when new TV series Boardwalk Empire shows on UK TV for the first time next week.

    The Telegraph has predicted that the programme will have "an indelible impact on our wardrobes" as viewers see what the Roaring Twenties were like in the US.

    Writer and director Terence Winter said people are sure to love the outfits worn by the cast because they are so decadent and paved the way for present day fashions.

    "It's all overlaid with hand-crafting, which adds richness and

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