This article is part of the Addicted to Screwball Blogathon, hosted by Pfeiffer Films and Meg Movies: https://pfeifferfilmsandmegmovies.wordpress.com/the-addicted-to-screwball-blogathon/ What makes a movie a screwball comedy? Firstly, a screwball comedy has to be jumbled, confusing, and crazy, (or should I say screwy?) since the word screwball means lunatic. Secondly, I like to think of a screwball comedy as a film … Continue reading “Remember?”: A Forgotten Screwball Comedy
This is part of the Five Stars Blogathon: http://www.classicfilmtvcafe.com/2017/03/national-classic-movie-day-blogathon-2017.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClassicFilmAndTvCafe+%28Classic+Film+and+TV+Cafe%29 Lew Ayres is my favorite actor. Most remembered for playing Paul Baumer from All Quiet on the Western Front in 1930 and Dr. Kildare in the movie series of the same name from 1938 to 1942, Mr. Ayres was a star in his own day who has been … Continue reading My Five Favorite Actors
This is the second article in the Saturdays of the Future series. Last week I wrote an article about PEPS's plans for the enforcement of the Code through the New Production Code Administration. What happens in Hollywood between the self-regulators and the filmmakers is a distant reality from the average American film watcher. Today's article … Continue reading Saturdays of the Future: PEPS Goal for American Audiences
How does Hollywood depict motherhood? I cannot speak definitely about pre-Code and post-Code films, but the Code demanded that mothers be reverently and adoringly presented. This was largely because of Joseph Breen's great respect and love for his own mother; he is quoted as saying, "What formal training I have had, I got entirely from … Continue reading Mother’s Day: Three Code Mothers
This article is part of the Tearjerker blogathon: https://debravega.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/announcing-the-no-youre-crying-blogathon-our-favorite-tearjerker-films/ I did not have difficulty choosing the topic for this article, since this is the only movie in recent years to make me cry. Although I am a very sensitive young lady, I never cry during even the saddest movies; I know how to keep my … Continue reading Rascal from 1969: The Only Film to Make Me Cry
The Pure Entertainment Preservation Society is trying to gain support for the cause of bringing back the Code by using every possible device. The PEPS website has done very well. Since its formation in the middle of October, the website has received 465 views, 141 visitors, and 15 followers. Last month, we decided that PEPS … Continue reading Support PEPS on Social Media!
I am going to represent PEPS in six blogathons in May and June. Be sure to read all the fascinating articles which are posted during these blogathons. If you are a writer, you may want to participate. Please visit the PEPS website during these times to read my articles! Follow us to bring back … Continue reading Blogathons Coming Soon!
Up to this point I have only made vague references to PEPS's goal of bringing back the Code, but I have not written anything specific about our goals and plans. Today is the first Saturday of the Future. From now on, I will publish an article about the future of PEPS every Saturday. For my … Continue reading Saturdays of the Future: 1. The New Production Code Administration
Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, the Singing Sweethearts of the Silver Screen, made eight diverse and entertaining musicals together between 1935 and 1942. Their first film together is Naughty Marietta, an adaptation of a play by Victor Herbert about a runaway princess who falls in love with a handsome Scout in colonial New Orleans. … Continue reading The Complete Filmography of the Singing Sweethearts of the Code!
In honor of Mayday, here is an article about a beautiful Code musical with the Singing Sweethearts of the Screen! Why do some romances end in bitter tragedy instead of victorious beauty? One may ask this after the beautifully sad ending of "Maytime" from 1937, Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy's third film collaboration. Paul is … Continue reading “Maytime” from 1937