Jennifer read my mind. Mildred Pierce is one of my all time favorite inspiring movies for hairstyles. I actually plan in the future to do some break downs of hairstyles from the movie on the blog and revisions in the book later. There are already some similar looks in the book. And, Jennifer, here is the answer to your question about the chignon Mildred wears on the fateful night in the police station. It was the second entry I ever did on the blog.