On October 13-15, we hosted our first blogathon, "The Great Breening Blogathon," which celebrated the 129th birthday of the head of the PCA, Joseph I. Breen. I want to thank everyone who made this blogathon a huge success. Despite an unusual topic, we had a lot of participants who all brought their own unique perspectives. … Continue reading THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON: THE COMPLETE ROSTER!
Today is December 5. Many historians of the 1930s celebrate this day as the anniversary of the official repeal of Prohibition in 1933. I, however, acknowledge it as the end of something very good. While Prohibition died on December 5, 1933, the man who gave the Golden Age of Hollywood its luster died thirty-two years … Continue reading “The Sound of Music:” Mr. Breen’s Last Film; The Swansong of the Code
Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting a blogathon to celebrate the famous pairing of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. This blogathon, which is honoring the 31st anniversary of Mr. Arnaz's death, is a tribute to the careers of this famous married couple. I am joining the celebration with an article about their … Continue reading “Too Many Girls” from 1940: The Start of It All for Lucy and Desi